Volunteer with us

There are a variety of roles available to volunteer with us. To apply for any of the below roles please call 020 7521 6860.

Volunteer with us

Volunteer Police Cadet Leaders (London)

Our Volunteer Police Cadets are a voluntary uniformed youth group for those aged 13-18 who are interested in making a difference to their communities. There are currently two groups - one in Birmingham and one in London (Islington) and volunteers from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are looking for people who are interested in becoming cadet leaders to work with our unit in London. You will preferably have a background in youth working either paid or voluntary and have good organisational skills. On average you will attend two evening training sessions and one deployment a month along with one camp every quarter. This is a great opportunity to work with our cadets, and help mould and shape them into the adults they can become.

Garden Volunteer – Norwood Junction (London)

Our community garden at Norwood Junction Railway Station has been running now for over four years. Initially set up by the Neighbourhood Policing Team as just a nice space the garden now plays an important part in the community of Norwood and the surrounding areas. Every month local schools are invited to the garden for talks about the railway and how to be safe in the railway environment. We are looking for two volunteers with an interest in gardening and working with school children. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given. You would also have control of the financial budget for the garden.

Analysis & Performance Administrator – (London)

To support the Analysis and Performance department by ensuring effective data management and supporting the provision and collation of high quality, accurate and relevant research to be used in conjunction with the teams reporting requirements. This role would suit a first year graduate or equivalent who is looking for a career within analysis or research with an interest in policing. Duties involve collecting, collating and extracting  information from various internal and external sources for the purpose of research and analysis, maintaining databases in a consistent and accurate manner and to assist with the research of data collated and produce reports and documentation to the Senior Team. You should have good administrative and communication skills and an interest in data research. Excel skills are a must as is the time to commit to around eight hours per week, preferably in one day.

Station Community Volunteer – (Aberdeen)

A number of volunteer positions are available at our Aberdeen station helping officers at this very busy station. No two days will, be the same as you will assist in a wide range of tasks such as bike marking days, carrying out local engagement i.e schools, attending local community events, supporting local Initiatives such as level crossing violations, engaging with members of the public during high profile campaigns such as hate crime campaigns and theft awareness days.

This is a role for volunteers that want to experience the day to day workings at our Aberdeen station and become involved in the work that we do. No experience is necessary, we are just looking for volunteers who want to get stuck in and make a difference to their local community.

Stop and Search Administrator - (London)

To provide basic administrative support to the Stop and Search Inspector. You main duties will be to receive and collate all stop and search records ensuring that they are lawful. You will also be working alongside our Community Consultation Group that allow attendees to review our stop searches from across the nation, providing input, guidance and recommendations from a public perspective. In addition you will be liaising with other home officer forces to ensure best practice and assisting with our Police Patrol Observation Scheme. No experience is required as full training will be given, but an interest in policing along with good computer skills would be to your advantage.

Lessons Exploitation Centre Support Volunteer (London)

You will assist the Lessons Exploitation centre team in ensuring remedial actions that assist BTP in improving are seen through to fruition. In addition you will develop the Centres’ intranet pages and the teams database. This role would suit someone who has a good understanding of policing and is looking for some experience within a policing environment. You should be completer literate, proficient in Microsoft Office, with good communications skills. The team are looking for a volunteer able to commit to four hours per day, once a week during normal office hours.

Structured Debrief Coordinator (London)

BTP regularly undertake a number of operational and non-operational structured debriefs in which learning is captured to assist BTP in continuously improving. Your role would be to coordinate these debriefs for the whole of BTP as well as disseminating any remedial actions to identified owners to ensure lessons are being learnt. In addition, ensuring a pool of well-trained debrief facilitators and scribes remain competent in their roles. This role would suit someone who has excellent communication and time management skills, is computer literate and has an interest in training. The team are looking for a volunteer able to commit to six hours per day, once a week during normal office hours.

Station Assistant (Brighton, London & Plymouth)

Working at the Station you will assist the team with a variety of tasks including assistance and administrative support to the Core Response Team, dealing with enquiries from members of the public, dealing with lost property, contacting victims of theft and with operations and projects. There will also be the opportunity to be involved in local campaigns such as bike marking days, theft of personal property days and community action events.

Business Support Volunteer (London)

To provide support and assistance on various income generation and cost saving initiatives for BTP. This will comprise of exciting new initiatives that are ground breaking within the Police Force. In addition, aiding to develop an intranet page and / or internet site. Other tasks will be to research new innovative income generation / cost saving initiatives including those undertaken by other forces. This role would suit someone who is currently studying or completed their degree in business management and looking for some experience. You will be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office software and intranet editing, internet design and/or building. This is a volunteer role during normal office hours.

Good Practice Coordinator (nationwide)

This exciting new volunteer role is based in our lessons exploitation team.  You will visit stations and departments across the Force to learn about good practice.  You will collate what you have learnt into articles and newsletters to allow others to learn from good practice.  This role will suit you if you have excellent verbal and written communication skills and would feel comfortable interviewing and presenting to officers and staff.

Community Volunteer (nationwide)

You will help our officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to organise and promote crime reduction initiatives.  Some of the issues you could get involved in include bike theft, property theft, cable theft and level crossing misuse. You will engage with the public to raise awareness of how they can protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime, freeing up our officers’ time to work on frontline duties. 


To apply for any of the above roles please call 0207 521 6860. Find out more about our community volunteer scheme.