Volunteering in Northumbria Police
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Neighbourhood Police Volunteers can:
Use their skills, experience and knowledge to give something back and make a difference in the community.
Learn new skills and gain experience.
- Engage and interact with people from different communities and backgrounds.
Learn more about possible career opportunities either as a member of police staff or a police officer.
What are volunteers asked to do?
The main purpose of a Neighbourhood Police Volunteer’s role is to provide engagement support to the Rothbury Neighbourhood Policing Team. The key roles centre around community engagement and crime prevention.
Some of the things you might get involved in include:
- Attend Community or Parish Council meetings.
- Take part in community speedwatch.
Providing a visible presence supporting the police at events.
How much time do volunteers need to give?
Volunteers take part in community activities and events in order to meet the needs of the local community.
The amount of time needed varies depending on local circumstances, but volunteers are made aware in advance as to what these will be.
Do volunteers get a uniform?
As a volunteer you’ll be asked to wear your own smart clothes rather than a uniform.
You will have an ID badge and for particular duties will be provided with high visibility clothing.
Will I receive training?
Volunteers will receive training to make sure you can effectively carry out the tasks they are involved with.
We also support volunteers in building up an accredited portfolio of achievements, which will be a useful as a record of volunteering activities which can be included on a CV.