Volunteers bring fresh ideas, can help raise local concerns and can suggest solutions to problems. They can also act as advocates, sharing their experiences of working with the local police service within their own neighbourhoods.

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People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons…

For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. What unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

Give something back to their community and make a difference to the lives of others
Feel valued and part of a team
Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
Gain confidence and self-esteem
Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
Enhance a CV

Latest Volunteer Roles

This Volunteer role is available from 05/10/2018

This Volunteer role is available from 01/08/2018

There are lots of different ways in which you can volunteer!

Safer Neighbourhood Panel

Panels are made up of local residents, local councillors, the local policing commander and magistrates. The panels influence local policing and community safety, scrutinise the work done by police in the area, give feedback to their community and examine the impact of community resolutions and restorative justice where they live.

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Ethics, Transparency & Audit Panel

The ETAP is made up of members of the public, who examine policing in Staffordshire at every level including examining the response of police to incidents and analysing the way they handle complaints about policing. Qualified accountants with 5 years’ management experience are needed on ETAP to help with scrutinising public finances

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Independent Custody Visitors

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) check on the wellbeing of people being held in custody by the police.

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Youth Commission

The Staffordshire Youth Commission was established as a pilot project in 2016 to provide 14-25 year-olds with the opportunity to help shape the future of policing.

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Police Cadets

The Cadet scheme was initiated by the Staffordshire Commissioner to strengthen links between the police and young people and promote good citizenship.
Open to youngsters between 13 and 17 years old, they’re not training to be police officers, but they are learning the skills they need for their future.

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Staffordshire Space Programme

Fancy helping as a volunteer for Space 2017? Space provides funs activities for 11 – 17 year-olds during the school summer holiday. The programme is co-ordinated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations.

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