Police support volunteers are people with the time to give and the enthusiasm to make a difference to their community.
You don't necessarily have to have any particular skills - although specialists are always welcome - just the right attitude and community values.
"Communities frequently say that they want to see a uniformed police presence on the streets and in their neighbourhood. It's my job to make the best use of our resources to achieve this and also deliver a whole variety of other policing services.
"Having the support of people who give up their time and talents to help our teams means that I can keep officers and staff where communities want them to be - out of offices and actively working in neighbourhoods." - Chief Constable Alex Marshall
Volunteers work alongside police officers, special constables, police community support officers and police staff, providing mainly administrative support to enable the team to focus on community priorities and visible policing.
You could be carrying out tasks as varied as organising community meetings, making sure photos of the team are up to date or carrying out research into community issues and crime trends.
Click the links in the list below to read about the current volunteer roles we have.
'Hands on' volunteer roles:
- Volunteer Policing Pledge Mystery Shopper (pdf 133kb)
- Volunteer Roads Policing Unit Assistant (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Non Evidential Interpreter (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Horsewatch Assistant (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Presentation Skills Assistant (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Junior PCSO Scheme Assistant (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Neighbourhood Watch Assistant (pdf 136kb)
Office/ admin based volunteer roles:
- Volunteer Criminal Justice Admin Assistant (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Generic Admin Assistant (pdf 134kb)
- Volunteer Property Office Assistant (pdf 136kb)
- Volunteer Targeted Patrol Team (TPT) Assistant (pdf 136kb)
- Volunteer Prosecution Support Scheme Assistant (pdf 135kb)
- Volunteer Corporate Communications Assistant (pdf 134kb)
- Volunteer Crime Prevention Assistant (pdf 134kb)
- Volunteer Training Assistant (pdf 135kb)
Other volunteer roles:
- Volunteer Antiques Assistant (pdf 138kb)
- Volunteer Dog and Search Support Team Assistant (pdf 138kb)
- Volunteer Special Constabulary Team Assistant (pdf 134kb)
- Volunteer Speedwatch and Neighbourhood Policing Team Assistant (pdf 138kb)
- Volunteer Vehicle and Maintenance Support Assistant (pdf 134kb)
Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, including:
- Students looking for experience and something valuable for their CV
- People in employment looking for some variety or a change of direction
- People who are out of work and looking to brush up on work skills or gain some new ones
- People looking to return to the workplace after having or caring for children and wanting to learn new skills
- Retired people with skills they could put to good use with us in support of their community
- People who are already active in their community and keen to get further involved.
The hours can usually be flexible to suit you and your commitments - as much or as little as you can spare. Police support volunteers will receive an induction to the force, and training on our systems to enable them to carry out their role.
How to apply
If you require assistance completing your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8074 4700.
To be in a position to apply for a volunteering role with Hampshire Constabulary, you must be of good character with no previous criminal convictions. You must understand that there is an application process which must be completed and agree to the fact that your personal details may be checked against police systems. Any information that calls into question your suitability to volunteer with Hampshire Constabulary (whether at the time of applying or at any other time) may result in you being removed from the scheme.
Supported Work Placement Scheme
Hampshire Constabulary is actively encouraging people with a disability to get involved with the force.
If you have, or have had, a disability, the Supported Work Placement Scheme is an opportunity for you to gain work experience with us on a voluntary basis.
If you are interested in applying for this scheme you will need to be actively looking to gain experience in order to enhance your CV for future prospects.
If we can offer you a placement we will meet with you and any support agency staff to offer you the right opportunity.
You can apply for vacancies through our online portal (link above) or get further details by getting in touch with the team:
Email - email@example.com
Phone - 02380 745014