West Yorkshire Youth Commission

Apply to the West Yorkshire Youth Commission.

About the West Yorkshire Youth Commission

The West Yorkshire Youth Commission is a peer-led project that enables young people to get involved and have their say about urgent issues that affect their lives and help build a safer community.

The West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) has partnered with Leaders Unlocked to help shape approaches to youth-led initiatives particularly in response to violent crime & exploitation.

We are looking for participants aged 14-25 years. The role is open to anyone in this age group living in West Yorkshire.

In total, we are seeking to recruit up to 20/25 young people.

We are looking for people who will be:

  • Good team players.
  • Committed to the project.
  • Willing to attend Youth Commission sessions.

The first 2 sessions will take place on a Saturday. Other smaller meetings will generally be on weekdays (early evenings).

We are also very keen to ensure that the Youth Commission is made up of a diverse group of young people who broadly reflect the make-up of the local population, including those who may have interest in the police and justice system.


How to apply

To apply, complete the application form and consent form on this page and email them to Emily@leaders-unlocked.org. Applicants are advised to apply early.

Shortlisted applicants will receive a brief telephone interview.

All applicants will receive a message to let them know the outcome.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29th February.


Application forms

Application form (Word 683KB)

Consent form (Word 637KB)

Application Guidance (PDF 276KB)


Please email completed forms to Emily@leaders-unlocked.org.

Meet Charlotte

Charlotte is a 2023 West Yorkshire Youth Commissioner

"Being a volunteer means I am a voice for local people who aren't heard, I help give back to the community making it a safer place for everyone." 

Meet Troy

Troy is a 2023 West Yorkshire Youth Commissioner.

"Being a volunteer means the world as it gives you the freedom and confidence to have a voice and make a difference."