Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) are a uniformed youth organisation, supported by Hampshire Constabulary, which has been designed as a youth engagement and diversionary programme. The scheme aims to promote a practical understanding of policing among all young people and encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship through volunteering amongst the community.
There are 14 units around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight based at: Applemore, Ryde, Andover, Basingstoke, Petersfield, Aldershot, Winchester, Hedge End, Cantell, Redbridge, Portsmouth North, Southsea, Gosport and Havant.
This is a varied volunteer role offering personal development as well as the opportunity to
really enhance and change a young person's life for the better; volunteers will be required to
assist the Unit Leader in the delivery of the scheme and therefore applicants will need to
demonstrate excellent leadership skills and ideally have a 'skill' which will benefit the 'Unit' i.e.
coaching, mentoring or training.
Applicants must enjoy working with young people and we are especially interested in volunteers who have a skill which they can bring to our team. This includes mentoring, sports coaching, drill, teaching, safeguarding.
Applicants should demonstrate leadership skills or a keenness to develop themselves in this
area - training will be provided. Applicants are not required to have policing experience and we
would welcome any skills or experience that can benefit our units
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
Volunteers will be subject to a police vetting check
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Commitment - It is expected that the successful applicant will volunteer 2 hours per week to the role in addition to a minimum of 3 hours monthly for assisting with the community events and policing initiatives. This can be flexible depending on the needs of the Unit.
Winchester Good Neighbours
The Children's Society - New Forest Area