What is Volunteering?
A volunteer helps other people, willingly and without being paid to undertake pre-determined tasks. The Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner offers three volunteer schemes which volunteers can apply to join.
Why Should I Volunteer?
Volunteering can provide opportunities to gain valuable experience, learn new skills and make a difference. Importantly, you will join a valued family of existing volunteers who already support the criminal justice system.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers must be over 18 years and live or work in Nottinghamshire. A security vetting check will be undertaken before you are able to start volunteering. Your application may not be accepted if there is a conflict of interest in your professional life or with another volunteering role.
As part of your application, therefore, you are asked to disclose the nature of your employment or details of other voluntary work you do. There are some restrictions on who can be a volunteer:
- Employee of the Police and Crime Commissioner or Nottinghamshire Police
- Police Officer or Special Constable
- A Magistrate, solicitor or probation officer
- Appropriate Adult
What Volunteering Opportunities Exist?
The Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner manages three volunteer opportunities:
- Independent Custody Visiting Scheme – click here to find out more
- Animal Welfare Scheme – click here to find out more
- Mystery Shopper Scheme – click here to find out more
How are volunteers supported?
Volunteers will be given resources to carry out their role effectively and we will ensure, through induction and on-going training, that volunteers are properly supported to undertake their role. Volunteers will be managed by the Volunteer Manager at the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will provide development needs and recognise good work.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
We are currently recruiting for the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme – click here to find out more and download an application pack. Alternatively, contact Kayt Radford, Volunteer Manager:
Telephone: 0115 9670999 ext 318 9944