Volunteer with us

There are a variety of volunteering roles available in BTP. To apply for any of the roles below or for more information, please call 020 7521 6860.

Volunteer with us

Volunteer Cadet Leaders - London

Our Volunteer Police Cadets are a voluntary uniformed youth group for those interested in making a difference to their communities. There are currently two groups - one in Birmingham and one in London (Islington) and at the moment, we’re recruiting cadet leaders for our unit in London. A background in youth work (paid or voluntary) is preferred but strong organisational skills are essential. On average you will attend two evening training sessions and one deployment a month along with one weekend camp every quarter.

Business Development Volunteer - London

This role is to support the team at Force Headquarters with research, administration and assisting with the planning of international visits. The volunteer will help to develop the teams’ presentation material, internal comms and other promotional materials as well as liaise with departments across the force to gather information. This role will enable someone to develop skills such as project management, administrative support and researching, and the team are looking for someone proficient with Microsoft Office with an excellent understanding of the English language (written and spoken) as well as having some experience in an office environment.

Professional Standards Support - London

The Professional Standards team at Force Headquarters are looking to recruit a volunteer to help promote professionalism and share positive stories through social media, BTP’s intranet pages and a force-wide newsletter. The volunteer in this role will need to attend court hearings in order to identify key learning as well as identify learning from various written sources of information, including complaints. Applicants will need creative writing and communication skills as well as a sound understanding of social media and an interest in the criminal justice system. This role will also mean engaging with staff and officers at all levels across various departments to encourage proactive change in culture and ethical thinking, so professionalism is key.

Community Engagement Volunteers - London

Volunteers needed to assist two of our busy London policing teams; Tottenham Court Road and Paddington. Volunteers in this role will help to promote crime reduction initiatives, help with cycle marking and promote current BTP campaigns. Volunteers will engage with the public to raise awareness of how they can protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime as well as taking part in community activities and increasing BTP’s presence. In turn, this will enable more officers to spend more time working on other front line duties. Examples of some of BTP's campaign initiatives include focusing on hate crime (We Stand Together) and sexual offences (Report It to Stop It).

IAG (Independent Advisory Group) Administrator - Cardiff

IAG administrators work closely with IAGs to provide administrative support and to ensure that members are kept informed of divisional updates. These roles will mainly be based at home with regular meetings at local BTP venues. Tasks involve general admin duties, producing updated documents for members, liaising with and inviting members to community events, prepare meeting rooms and taking meeting minutes. Applicants need to be well organised with a mature attitude and possess the social skills to interact with all age groups.

Garden Volunteer – Norwood Junction (London)

Our community garden at Norwood Junction Railway Station has been running for over four years now. Initially set up by the Neighbourhood Policing Team as just a nice space to enjoy, the garden now plays an important part in the community of Norwood and the surrounding areas. Every month local schools are invited to attend workshops which mean that the children are encouraged to engage in some gardening and enjoy the space as well as taking part in talks about safety in the railway environment. We are looking for a few volunteers with an interest in gardening and working with young people in order to provide support at the workshops. Relevant experience is desirable but training will be provided.

Special Constabulary Volunteer - London

With hundreds of Special Officers all over the country, the BTP Special Constabulary are looking to recruit a volunteer to provide support to the Chief Officer and to assist with the effective and efficient day-to-day running of the activities of the Special Constabulary. Applicants must have previous office-based experience, social media and administrative skills. We’re looking for a confident volunteer that’s able to use their initiative and work independently. Tasks will involve minute-taking, assisting with event organisation, updating social media platforms and administrative support for the Chief Officer. Hours are flexible but there will be regular meetings at Force Headquarters.

Cycle Crime Coordinators in Bristol, Cheltenham, Reading and Oxford

Volunteers in this role will help our officers to organise and promote crime reduction initiatives in cycle crime, visiting areas where cycle crime is a problem and putting cycle marking schemes in place, linking in with the local cycling community, stakeholders and businesses to raise awareness of bike registering and tactics to prevent crime. Volunteers will engage with the public to raise awareness of how they can protect themselves from becoming a victim, freeing up our officers’ time to work on frontline duties. Volunteers will help to gather intelligence as well as offer recommendations on how best to develop initiatives. We’re looking to recruit volunteers with the drive to encourage the use of greener forms of transport as well as strong communication and organisation skills and a creative approach to problem solving. The hours are flexible but there will be the need to attend community and in-house BTP meetings to update on activity.

Scrutiny Panel Members – Leeds

Volunteer panel members needed to take part in meetings designed to improve the way British Transport Police deal with Hate Crime and Domestic Abuse incidents on the rail network. The purpose of the panel is to impartially review a random selection of such reported crimes and it is anticipated that these engagements will improve standards and awareness as well as increase operational transparency. Scrutiny panels are not a forum for retrospective investigation, but constructive feedback that may result in further actions or in some cases, remedial action. Panels will review the police response, investigative decision making process and service provided against BTP policies with a view to identifying effective practice for the future. An understanding of hate crimes and/or domestic violence gained in a professional, voluntary or academic background is required for this role, meetings will be held on a regular basis and panel members will be subject to police vetting.

To apply for any of the above roles, please call 0207 521 6860 or email BTP-Volunteers@btp.pnn.police.uk to request an application form. Click here to find out what to expect when you join the BTP volunteering community.