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Police Volunteer Project (Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan)

Who: Anyone aged 18+ (please enquire if under 18 and interested in applying)

Where: Cardiff Vale of Glamorgan

When: Flexible

Contacts: Emma Dixon

We're sorry, this project is not currently recruiting volunteers. You can see a list of our available projects here.

We are currently recruiting! Please email: CardiffAndValeVolunteers@south-wales.pnn.police.uk to request an application form. APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31ST JULY 2020

The Police Volunteering scheme was set up to help South Wales Police carry out various crime prevention campaigns and high visibility patrols. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what it’s like to be part of South Wales Police. 

This project in Cardiff is a partnership between SVC, South Wales Police, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and their Students' Unions, FOR Cardiff, Unite Students and Critical Arc. 

In Cardiff, activities include:

  • Walkabouts, where volunteers work directly with Police Constables (PCs) and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) offering crime prevention advice around burglary and keeping properties safe to local residents. 
  • ‘Safety Bus’, where volunteers assist the police to support individuals who appear vulnerable to crime, ensuring they are taken home safely and/or provided with advice about how to avoid crime.
  • 'Street Scheme' where volunteers patrol on foot and support the safety bus to support individuals who are vulnerable in the night-time economy to a place of safety.
  • Property marking sessions, during which vo lunteers help with giving students advice on how to keep their belongings safe and secure.
  • PCSO Patrols, Major Crime support and many more opportunities.
  • The project is currently undergoing expansion into the Vale of Glamorgan, so opportunities available in the Vale are TBC. 

This project requires specific vetting procedures organised by South Wales Police, plus project-specific training. There are usually at least two activities per month for the student volunteers to get involved with. 

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