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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 (October 2020)
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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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. 
Chaplain

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

 

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.
Role Players

Supporting officer training by acting out roles in scenarios.

Monks
Wood near Alconbury
Days and times by local agreement with line manager Full training, support and briefing provided. You would need to be able to drive and have your own transport, for which travel expenses are paid, as the area is not served by public transport
Museum
Support

Welcoming visitors to the museum, cataloguing exhibits and cleaning them, archiving and organising exhibitions.

Monks
Wood near Alconbury
Days and times by local agreement with line manager You would need to be able to drive and have your own transport, for which travel expenses are paid, as the area is not served by public transport.
Hate
Crime PSV

Supporting the lead officer involved in monitoring and reducing Hate Crime across the county. This role is an opportunity to develop the admin/marketing of the scheme.

Any
Police station across the county, or remote volunteering
Days and times by local agreement with line manager Full training and support provided.
Horse
Watch Support

We intend to launch a new scheme next year called Horse Watch to promote responsible horse riding and ownership, care of horses and kit and preventing thefts, and helping out with property marking. Also recruiting volunteer riders to be an extension of rural watch/neighbourhood watch. This would be an admin role and also meeting riders/owners at events.

Countywide Days and times by local agreement with line manager Full training and support provided.
 

PSV Fraud & Cyber Crime Support Volunteer

 

Providing general admin support to the team, collating and sourcing information, and assisting with tasks as required. It provides the opportunity for volunteers to see inside an interesting department within the force and provide some admin support to the team

 

Huntingdon

 

By agreement with line manager

General
office skills are needed, but full training and support is offered

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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