West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking for volunteers for their 999 Police Volunteering Programme.
Police Service Volunteers are people who give up their spare time to help West Yorkshire Police or West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
At the moment, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have people who work as Volunteers from different backgrounds and communities. However, they want more people with learning disabilities to come and join as Community Volunteers and to help them.
Volunteering allows people to meet new people, learn new skills and help the police and fire service to understand issues affecting people with learning disabilities.
Community Volunteers are required for a range of things, such as:
- Helping at events at the police or fire station
- Leaflet drops
- Crime Prevention Advice
In order to do this, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking for 2 or 3 Volunteering/Employment Co-ordinators from organisations who support people with learning disabilities.
These individuals would be enrolled as Police Service Volunteers, and would then be directed to volunteering opportunities.
The idea would then be that the Volunteers would assist with coordinating up to 10 people with learning disabilities to attend events. People with learning disabilities would be given the title of Community Volunteers.
West Yorkshire Police are initially looking to trial this in the Leeds District, and to then role this out across West Yorkshire.
Volunteers will have to undergo police vetting and apply to the PSV scheme
For more information, please contact Simon Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org