Police Support Volunteer
What are volunteers?
A Police Support Volunteer is someone who, through personal choice, commits time and energy to perform a task at the direction and on behalf of the organisation. They agree to do this without expectation of compensation or financial reward, expect for the payment of pre-determined out of pocket expenses.
Our growing army of volunteers complement the role of our officers and staff and add value to the wider policing family.
The roles are non-confrontational and only require a minimum commitment of two hours per week (eight hours per month) over a period of 12 months. If you have spare time and want to enhance your CV or simply volunteer within the police force, we can provide opportunities to help you learn new skills and make a difference.
There is no obligation on either the volunteer or Nottinghamshire Police and therefore, when an individual agrees to take on the role of volunteer, no contract of employment is created. Either side may cancel the partnership at any time signifying the termination of the volunteer's role.
What activities can I take on?
Our volunteer roles are designed to enhance the work of our officers and staff and give extra support to local communities. They help police officers and staff who are then able to concentrate on core policing duties which means more officers on the streets and improved community support.
Volunteering opportunities vary from one deparment to another according to their needs across the force and in local communities. Some roles are based in an office and others may be more public facing in the community. We are looking for people who would like to get involved in a range of activities.
Who can volunteer?
You must be over 18. A security vetting check will be carried out on you to assess the trustworthiness and integrity of you and your associates. You will be subject to the same criteria as our staff members. Your application may not be accepted if there is a conflict of interest in your professional life or another volunteering role.
As part of your application, therefore, you are asked to disclose the nature of your employment or details of other voluntary work you do. There are some restrictions on who can be a volunteer:
- private detectives and enquiry agents
- security officers, guards and ‘door’ supervisor’s
- members of employer’s police force and private constabularies
How are volunteers supported?
Volunteers will be given resources to carry out their role effectively and we will ensure, through induction and training, they are properly integrated into the organisation.
Volunteers naturally fall under the supervision of line managers within the division or department that they are based. You will be treated the same as employees and all support provision will be available to you.
A personnel file will exist for you and the appropriate supervisor will make periodic assessments to recognise good work or development needs.
How do I apply?
If you're interested in volunteering with us please download and complete an application form and return it to .pnn.police.uk. Indicate which volunteer role you wish to apply for and your preferred location.
Please note the majority of our volunteering roles require you to be available between Monday and Friday and during office hours.
You will then be invited to attend an informal interview and you must give the names of two referees who are prepared to vouch for your character and suitability. In addition you are required to have a security vetting check before you can be accepted into the scheme. This process can take up to three months. If successful, you will be offered a suitable volunteer opportunity.
If you have a question about volunteering that has not been answered here please contact our volunteer co-ordinator on 101 ext. 8106922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current opportunities are shown below.