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Volunteering at this force

Thames Valley Police covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The police force area covers 2,216 square miles in the south east of England.  The resident population is ethnically diverse and is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, commute into, or travel through the area each year.

They have a very proactive approach to volunteering and community engagement with a long standing Special Constabulary and a Police Support Volunteer programme that has been in place since 1997.  The Police Cadet programme is the newest form of volunteering and has been in place across the force since 2014.  Across these schemes there are approximately 1200 volunteers, and in addition, Thames Valley Police also works with over 10,000 external volunteers from organisations such as Neighbourhood Watch, Community Forums, Independent Advisory Groups and partner volunteering organisations.

Volunteers support a wide range of departments and teams across the force area and are involved in tasks as diverse as puppy socialising, administration, training, roads policing as well as providing a critical friend role.  Their support and the continued development of the roles they undertake is a vital part of the Community Resilience strategy, aimed at making communities stronger and safer.

Across the range of volunteering options, Thames Valley Police works with volunteers from the age of 13 onwards and from all communities.  Their contribution is celebrated annually through the Community Policing Awards and the Force Open Day , which provides an opportunity for the public to see the wide range of tasks they undertake.

The opportunities for volunteering roles are wide ranging and they welcome applications from individuals with specialised skills as well as those reflected in advertised vacancies.

Police Cadet
Police Support Volunteer
Special Constable

Latest vacancies with this force

Volunteer – Cadet Scheme Leader – Thames Valley

Thames Valley

About

We are looking for volunteers to assist in running Cadet weekly sessions and supporting...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Passionate about inspiring and helping young people,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Self Confidence,

Volunteer – Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Assistant – Thames Valley

Thames Valley

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Thames Valley Police is adopting a domestic abuse perpetrator focussed mind set in order...

Skills Required

IT Skills, Willing to be flexible,

Skills Gained

Reducing harm to others, Workplace Skills,

Thames Valley Volunteer – Cadet Scheme Leader

Witney - Thames Valley

About

We are looking for volunteers to assist in running Cadet weekly sessions and supporting...

Skills Required

Ability to relate with young people, Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Support and training, Workplace Skills,

Thames Valley Volunteer – Cadet Scheme Leader

Banbury

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We are looking for volunteers to assist in running Cadet weekly sessions and supporting...

Thames Valley Volunteer – Cadet Scheme Leader

About

We are looking for volunteers to assist in running Cadet weekly sessions and supporting...

Thames Valley Volunteer – Cadet Scheme Leader

Abingdon

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We are looking for volunteers to assist in running Cadet weekly sessions and supporting...

Thames Valley Cadet Scheme Leader

Oxford

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Purpose: To help organise and manage a Cadet Scheme which engages young people in Berkshire,...

Skills Required

Skills/Training Required:,

Thames Valley Chaplain

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Purpose The Chaplain’s role is a supportive and pastoral one offering support to officers and...

Thames Valley World Cafe Admin Volunteer

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To support Neighbourhood Teams in their stated aim to put communities - their needs,...

Skills Required

- An ability to communicate positively with people from diverse backgrounds,

Thames Valley Cadet Scheme Leader, Bracknell

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Purpose: To help organise and manage a Cadet Scheme which engages young people in Berkshire,...

Thames Valley Cadet Scheme Leader (Fundraiser)

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To support Neighbourhood Teams in their stated aim to put communities - their needs,...

Skills Required

- An ability to communicate positively with people from diverse backgrounds,

Thames Valley Cadet Scheme Leader, West Berkshire

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Purpose: To help organise and manage a Cadet Scheme which engages young people in Berkshire,...

Thames Valley Cadet Scheme Leader, West Berkshire

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Purpose: To help organise and manage a Cadet Scheme which engages young people in Berkshire,...

Thames Valley Role Play Volunteer for Community Practicals

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Purpose: To provide police officers in training with practical community based scenarios before they undertake...

Thames Valley Vehicle Clean and Check Volunteer

Bicester

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Purpose: To drive, maintain or support kit provision in vehicles that are either Police owned,...

Skills Required

To hold a current DVLA driving licence with relevant classes,

Thames Valley Vocalists and Pianist

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Thames Valley Police Vocals is a choir performing at events both within and outside...

Thames Valley Speedwatch Initiative Support Volunteer

Waddesdon

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Where there are significant community concerns over speeding and road safety, one of the...

Thames Valley Speedwatch Initiative Support Volunteer

Loddon

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Where there are significant community concerns over speeding and road safety, one of the...

Thames Valley Vehicle Clean and Check Volunteer

Banbury

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To drive, maintain or support kit provision in vehicles that are either Police owned,...

Thames Valley Schools Liaison Volunteer

Reading

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To support Neighbourhood Teams in their stated aim to put communities - their needs,...

Skills Required

- An ability to communicate positively with people from diverse backgrounds A flexible approach to volunteering with a can-do attitude To undertake appropriate E learning courses,

Thames Valley Speedwatch Admin Support Volunteer

Witney

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To provide administrative and general support to Thames Valley Police Officers and Staff which...

Skills Required

Good organisational skills,

Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Admin Support Volunteer

About

To provide administrative and general support to Thames Valley Police Officers and Staff which...

Skills Required

Good organisational skills,

Thames Valley Neighbourhood Policing Support Volunteer

About

To support Neighbourhood Teams in their stated aim to put communities - their needs,...

Skills Required

- An ability to communicate positively with people from diverse backgrounds,

Thames Valley Volunteer – Cadet Scheme Leader

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Purpose: To help organise and manage a Cadet Scheme which engages young people in Berkshire,...

Skills Required

- Able to commit at least a minimum of one evening a week with additional hours when required (e),

Thames Valley Police Support Volunteers and Cadets are regularly involved in the training programmes for police officers, Special Constables and PCSOs.

Student Officer, Special Constabulary and PCSO training role players – Thames Valley Police

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