Who Are Volunteers?
All sorts of people volunteer, across a wide age range, with a
variety of different backgrounds, skills and life
experiences. Basically, a Volunteer is a non-uniformed member
of staff who assists at police stations or administrative centres
conducting a variety of roles.
The role of a Volunteer is designed to enhance the work of the
police and provide additional support in the area where the
Volunteer lives or works. This is even more crucial now with the
introduction of Safer Neighbour Teams (SNT). SNTs are about local policing;
police and partners working with the community, to identify and
tackle issues of concern within your neighbourhood.
All Volunteers assist police and staff who are then able to
concentrate on core policing duties. As a result there are more
officers on the streets and improved community support.
Although you will not be paid a salary, your volunteering role
should not leave you out of pocket. You can claim expenses for
travelling to and from your place of duty, meal allowance if you
work more than four hours together.
For more information on these volunteer roles please contact:
Pam Howe, Volunteers Co-ordinator on 01305-226870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in receiving
further information on any of the above vacancies then you
- Contact the Volunteers’ Support Team
- Contact us - complete our online form and state which
Volunteer role you are interested in.
- In writing, to Volunteers’ Support
Team, FAO: Pam Howe, Community Safety Department, Dorchester Police
Station, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QZ.
Download the Volunteer Application Pack
Questions (FAQs) for Dorset Police Volunteers (50kb PDF)
completing the Dorset Police Volunteer Application Form (33kb
Police Volunteer Application Form (109kb PDF) >
Police Volunteer Application Form (1.5MB MS Word .doc) >
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