Enjoy working with young people? Interested in today's society? Community cohesion? Youth Engagement? Criminology?
Hampshire Constabulary are looking to increase their team of police cadet helpers in North Hampshire based in Aldershot and Basingstoke - could you join their team?
Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) are a uniformed youth organisation, supported by Hampshire Constabulary, which has been designed as a youth engagement and diversionary programme. The scheme aims to promote a practical understanding of policing among all young people and encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship through volunteering amongst the community.
This is a varied volunteer role offering personal development as well as the opportunity to really enhance and change a young person's life for the better. Volunteers can expect an excellent training package including the opportunity to obtain a D1 on their driving license coupled with a unique insight as to how the police operate within the local community.
Commitment - is is desirable for volunteers to be able to support the weekly cadet sessions, however this is flexible and can be tailored around a volunteer's availability; There is also the opportunity to take part in the occasional weekend event that the cadet teams take part in.
Applicants must enjoy working with young people and we are especially interested in volunteers who have a skill which they can bring to our team. This includes mentoring, sports coaching, drill, teaching, safeguarding.
Applicants are not required to have policing experience and we would welcome any skills or experience that can benefit our units.
Taster sessions are available and volunteers are welcome to volunteer either on a regular basis or as and when they can help out.
- Age restrictions
Volunteers must be aged 18 and above.
- DBS check required
Volunteers will be subject to a police vetting check.
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
All new leaders will be provided with an induction and initial training day, this is followed by annual training days and the opportunity to take part in additional specialist training (Duke of Edinburgh, Mental Health First Aid, Midas training).
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Cadet activities take place on one evening per week and occasional weekends during term time. The Aldershot team has one group meeting on a Wednesday evening. The Basingstoke team have two groups running on a Wednesday and Thursday evening. The sessions run from 6pm - 8pm. Volunteers can give as little or as much time as they like and are attached to one of the three groups.
Alderwood Senior School
Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College