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Volunteering is a great way to get involved with your community and make a difference. We offer rewarding opportunities across a variety of roles.

Police support volunteer roles should not be considered for school or college work experience or work placements.

Police support volunteers

Police support volunteer (PSV) roles are unpaid positions, undertaken by those willing to give up their free, valuable, time. Volunteers assist us with improving the connection between the police and our communities and aim to improve the quality of life for all.

We welcome people who are committed to joining our police family to support and enhance the work we do to help us create a safer Cambridgeshire.

Volunteering roles

We offer a variety of volunteering roles across our police force, including;

  • Cadet leaders
  • Supporting Victims and Witnesses of Crime
  • Crime Reduction
  • Supporting local policing teams 
  • Role Players.

 

There are many other ways to volunteer and support our police workforce, such as specialsspeedwatch and cadets.

Apply to be a volunteer

If you are over 18 years of age and can dedicate some of your spare time to help us make the county a safer place, we want to hear from you.

As a volunteer you will gain valuable skills, training and experience, which can help enhance your CV and future career opportunities.

No experience is required to become a volunteer as we will provide you with training, support and development opportunities for you to progress in your volunteering role. As a volunteer, you will also learn about how we work as a police force and will be part of Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

If you are interested in becoming a police support volunteer in Cambridgeshire, our current vacancies are listed below;

Cambridgeshire Police Support Volunteer Vacancy List (January 2019)
Volunteer roleDecriptionLocationCore hoursAdditional Information 
Cadet Leader

Assisting with the delivery of the Cadet Scheme, including training and developing young people, attending meetings and general administrative tasks.

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Countywide One evening per week No Police experience needed. You need to be an excellent communicator and a reliable and responsible role model.
MASH PSV

To research police systems to prepare and provide summary reports to share with partner agencies and to present findings at meetings.

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Huntingdon Days and times by local agreement with line manager Methodical, resilient, a team player with a good overall IT skills, an excellent communicator and understands and supports the principles of confidentiality.
Vehicle Tasking Volunteer 

Completing patrol vehicle inventories, completing basic general maintenance checks and cleaning

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Various locations across the county Approx 4 hours per week  Must have a clean driving licence and be willing to perform duties outside; basic vehicle maintenance knowledge preferred. Ideally available most weeks, but duties could be shared. 
Role Players 

To assist with the delivery of Police Officer, Special Constabulary and PCSO training by acting out various roles.

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Monks Wood, near Alconbury  Weekday and weekends 
Role players are required to interpret a brief given by the trainer and act out the role accordingly to the best of their ability to make the scenrio as realistic as possible. 
Chaplain

To offer personal, practical and spiritual support to Officers & staff – whether the individual has a religious belief or not.

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Countywide To visit an agreed station on a weekly basis for 2 hours  Additional opportunities may occur in individual sessions or to support on occasions such as Remembrance Day. Must be a relationship builder, and support the principles of confidentiality.
Speedwatch Coordinator 

Recruit and train volunteers to run Speedwatch. Support existing schemes.

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One role in Huntingdonshire, and one in South Cambs Weekday or weekends to suit volunteer  Good communicator required who would be happy helping volunteers to run roadside speed checks and offer training and support. 
PSV eCops Administrator

To communicate with key contacts in the community using the eCops system. 

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Various locations across the county Days and times by local agreement with line manager – 4 hours per week Excellent communicator, high standard of attention to detail, team player, and social media skills preferred. 

If you are interested in becoming a police support volunteer in Cambridgeshire and are over 18 years of age, please forward your CV and a short overview of your interests and skills to PSV@cambs.pnn.police.uk and we will advise you of any PSV roles that may be suitable.

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