19/07/2016

Can you spare a few hours a week to volunteer?

People with a few hours spare each week can apply for volunteer positions in the force from next Monday (25th July).

The roles available from next week are:

  • Independent Advisory Group (IAG) Administrator Volunteer to provide administrative support to the IAG by coordinating meetings and ensuring the professional delivery of IAG duties and objectives.
  • Duty Support Volunteers will undertake general tasks across the force, with successful applicants’ duties ranging from calibrating breathalysers, to social media, Police National Database enquiries and property administration.
  • Community Support Volunteers will support police officers and PCSOs and duties could include helping with crime prevention campaigns, school liaison and engaging with hard to reach groups.
  • Vehicle Checking Volunteers will help check the force’s fleet is well maintained.  They’ll also ensure equipment - from spare tyres to sirens and first aid kits to fire extinguishers - is in good working order. They may also be called on to help with cycle maintenance.

PCC Barry Coppinger said: “Volunteers are an essential part of policing and they add great value to the work which already takes place.  I’d urge the community to look into volunteering with Cleveland Police for an interesting, often challenging and rewarding experience.”

Head of Volunteers Richard Baldwin added: “The roles we currently have available are varied and would suit many people who have some spare time they would like to “donate”.  We anticipate that further roles will soon become available and we will publicise these in due course.”

Anyone interested should go to the Cleveland Police website at www.cleveland.police.uk from next Monday, 25th July, and click on the Careers tab near the top of the page.