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



Forensic Custody Administration Assistant – London

Administration assistant required for a short term project in out Scientific Support Department working with the Police elimination database and assisting in other admin duties. You will need to be able to use excel and be able to input data accurate on to our local system, but full training for this will be given. The team are looking for someone able to commit two/three days a week for around six weeks over summer from the end of July.

Station Administrator – Bromley & Blackheath Stations

Two volunteer station administrators needed to assist officers at this very busy stations. No two days will, be the same as you will assist in a wide range of tasks such as Stationary orders, Vehicle mileage management, ensuring health and safety checks are conducted, archiving and keeping audit of assets & PPE equipment and general admin duties. You should have good administrative and communication skills and be well organised with a mature attitude. You should also be able to volunteer for around four hours a day, once a week.

IAG (Independent Advisory Group) Administrators (Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff)

Administrators are wanted to support three IAGs. You’ll work closely with a member to provide administrative support, ensuring members are kept informed of divisional updates. This will mainly be a working from home role with occasional meetings at BTP local venues. Tasks involve general admin, producing update documents for members, liaising with members regarding community events that we would like them to attend and taking meeting minutes. You will need to be well organised with a mature attitude and social interactive skills to be able to deal with all age groups. Your average volunteering hours would be around four hours per week.

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.

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 & Birmingham)

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.

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.