Volunteers

Volunteering with Lancashire Constabulary gives you the opportunity to share your skills, enhance your CV, meet new people and improve the quality of service we provide to our communities.

Being a volunteer means contributing some of your time to help Lancashire Constabulary improve its quality of service to local communities. The amount of time you decide to volunteer will be up to you and will be agreed during the application process.

Volunteers are involved in various aspects of the service from helping Neighbourhood Policing Teams to develop close relationships with their communities, to monitoring media coverage, to contacting the public to update them on the progress of police investigations or gathering further information.

Unless otherwise stated all of our volunteering roles are open to ages 18 years and over.

Take a look at some case studies from two of our volunteers as they talk about why they volunteer for us.

Current Vacancies

To apply for any of the roles below please CLICK HERE. to take you to our online application.

EAST – Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley And Rossendale

Cadet Leaders

We are looking for cadet leaders to support the Lancashire Volunteer Police Cadets scheme.


Location -  Burnley College, Blackburn College, Accrington & Rossendale College, Nelson & Colne College
Hours -      4 – 6 hours per week

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

Rural Mounted Volunteer

Do you own a quiet, sensible, obedient horse, do you hold or would be willing to train for and pass the BHS Riding and Road Safety Certificate?

If so, we are looking to establish a Rural Mounted Volunteer role in the Ribble Valley, the role will provide a visible presence in rural areas on horseback.

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

South - Chorley, West Lancashire, South Ribble

Cadet Leaders

We are looking for cadet leaders to support the Lancashire Volunteer Police Cadets scheme.

Location -  West Lancashire College

Hours -      4 – 6 hours per week

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

Cadet Administration Volunteer

Can you assist our Cadet Leaders with providing administrative support to the Volunteer Police Cadet unit?

The Cadet Unit meet on a Tuesday evening at West Lancs College.

We are looking for a volunteer to provide Administration support for between 5 – 7 hours per week, you may be involved in;

  • Maintaining the cadet management database
  • Assisting at the evening meetings
  • Accompanying the cadets on community and fundraising events

 

Location – West Lancashire College

Hours –     5 – 7 hours per week

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

Lancashire Constabulary South Division Independent Advisory Group

The Lancashire Constabulary South Division Independent Advisory Group (IAG) provides the valuable role of 'critical friend’ to the Police Service. It is a forum where independent advisors can give independent, impartial advice about specific issues identified by the Police locally.

Location - Attend meetings at Hutton and within South Division policing area (Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Preston)

Hours -   4 – 6 per month

Minimum Age Requirement - 16 

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

 

WEST – Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster & Morecombe

 

Cadet Leaders

We are looking for cadet leaders to support the Lancashire Volunteer Police Cadets scheme.

Location -  Blackpool College

Hours -      4 – 6 hours per week

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

CCTV Monitoring - Blackpool Council

Do you have admin, IT and good observations skills and can you spare a few hours per week – If yes then maybe you could help?
The hours will be performed around your availability on a rota basis, mainly at weekends.
Blackpool Borough Council, in partnership with the police and Blackpool Business Improvement District (BID)  are looking for volunteers to monitor the Council CCTV equipment at Blackpool Central Police Station.


As a volunteer your tasks would be:-

  • View CCTV camera screens.
  • Operate the cameras, identify and observe potential offences and offenders.
  • Communicate effectively with the relevant partner agency.
  • Disseminate information via ‘ Trunk Radio’ ( Council system ).

Volunteers should have:-

  • Knowledge / experience of computers.
  • Ability to gather information and to ensure that it is recorded accurately.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.

Certificated Training will be provided by the Council, to successful applicants.

Want to know more?   Email: Dave.Barnes2@lancashire.pnn.police.uk 

Hutton, Headquarters 

Alzheimers / Dementia Administrative Support

Do you have good customer service and team working skills?

We are looking for a volunteer to assist in providing signposting to relevant agencies and organisations, for persons living with Dementia / Alzheimers.

Hours -      3 – 6 per week

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

 

Vetting Admin Support

We are looking for a volunteer to support the vetting department with scanning documents and reconciling their database.

Hours -     7 Hours per week (hours split between Monday and Wednesday)

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply

Countywide

Community Chaplains

Have you got the skills to provide pastoral and spiritual support to others?

Location - Force wide

Hours -     6 Hours per month, flexible

 

If you need further information or are interested in this role please CLICK HERE. to apply


Research Volunteers

Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student who would like to gain some research practice either towards your qualification or to gain valuable work experience? Maybe you’re already working, but are looking to gain extra skills for promotion, or would like to develop transferable knowledge, skills and experience in a field more associated with your qualifications and interests?

Whatever your reason we are looking for volunteers to work in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary’s Evidence Based Policing Hub and university faculties.

Roles can include;

  • Literature reviews
  • Research projects
    • Conducting interviews
    • Running quantitative analysis
    • Co-ordinating focus groups and evidence based café’s
    • Writing up, dissemination of research reports and journals

There are a number of research areas across Policing and wider partnership issues that we are exploring. These could be specific topics, for example; Illegal immigration and trafficking, honour-based violence and forced marriage, mental health issues within policing, domestic abuse, child abuse, vulnerable adults and high tech crime investigations. In addition, specific areas of the policing family are also of interest, for example, wellbeing of our staff, recruitment and continued professional development (CPD).

Location: Police Headquarters and/or police stations across Lancashire (depending upon research topic). However, for those wishing to undertake literature reviews, these can be done remotely from any location worldwide.

Hours -     Flexible

Please note: successful candidates may be required to undergo vetting and have a medical assessment before commencement, which can take several months to process (depending upon level of work undertaken).

Want to know more?

Email any enquiries to: EBP@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

To apply for the research role please CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

The Recruitment Process


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