Wigan Council
1 Library St


Role and Opportunity Details 

Neighbourhood Justice Panel Volunteer.  Panel volunteers work with communities to bring together victims and offenders or two parties unable to settle their differences.  The aim is to resolve conflict and harm caused by:- Anti-social behaviour, Minor crime, Neighbour disputes.  What does the role involve? – All affected parties will be invited to a meeting to talk about what has happened, acknowledge how people have been affected and establish what can be done to make things right.  They will each be given the opportunity to express their feelings without interruption.  Panel members encourage offenders to take responsibility for what they’ve done and make amends to the victim and wider community by engaging in a programme of work, or any other action required e.g. an apology.  Those involved may then sign a Neighbourhood Justice Agreement (NJA). Full training and regular support / supervision is provided.


Specific Skills Required

All volunteers will need to provide references to show they’re suitable to work with young people and will need to undergo DBS checks.  You don’t need any formal qualifications to volunteer, but you should be prepared to take part in training.


Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

Wigan Council offer high quality volunteer opportunities.  Ensure you are valued and treated with respect throughout your time volunteering.  Provide ongoing advice, training and support for you and your Volunteer Manager.  Recognise your contribution. Outline your skills and explore opportunities for development


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity


Volunteer Opportunity Number 

VO10016 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).