The Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner of North Yorkshire Police recognise and value the contribution that volunteers make to the delivery of policing services by increasing capacity and allowing members of the community to improve the quality of service delivered.

It is recognised the wealth of skills, experience and diversity that members of the public can bring to the North Yorkshire policing family by undertaking Police Support Volunteer activities.

All Police Support Volunteers are non-uniformed volunteers engaged in a wide variety of support roles that do not require police powers and complement the work of paid police personnel. They give their time to assist the police in a variety of ways to increase the level of service for their local community and are an important link between community and police.

Click here for current volunteer vacancies

So why volunteer?

Volunteering gives you an opportunity to make a difference to people's lives in your community. You can use your skills and experience to help and enrich the local community.

Volunteering can enhance your future employment prospects and enable employers to see that you have developed the necessary skills you may need in their organisation or give you the opportunity to test out potential career choices.

Volunteering also gives you a chance to get experience in a field you might like to work in. It is fun and fulfilling, allowing you to experience many diverse opportunities not always available to you elsewhere.

Each person is looking for a different reason from looking to develop themselves and their knowledge base, to feeling like they are using their time to help their neighbours and society.

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  • Current vacancies

    Click here to see all the current vacancies for volunteers at North Yorkshire Police.

  • Skills required to be a Police Support Volunteer

    As an NYP PSV you do not need to have any specific qualifications or expertise. However, you do need to be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, both internal and external to the organization.

  • Recruitment and selection process

    We welcome applications from people of all walks of life and backgrounds. One of the most important requirements for all Volunteers is a commitment to making a positive difference in their local area.

  • Eligibility to apply

    Please make sure you read the eligibility criteria carefully before you apply.

  • Frequently asked questions

    Here you will find the answers to some common questions about the recruitment process and the role of a PSV.

  • Meet some of our volunteers

    North Yorkshire Police has a strong history of volunteering with over 170 Police Service Volunteers and around 150 Special Constables currently giving up their own time to help us police North Yorkshire. John and Sarah are both Police Support Volunteers. Find out more about what the do and why they volunteered to help us to keep North Yorkshire safe.

  • Community Safety Volunteers

    As a Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) you can make a huge difference to local people by providing 'first level' support to vulnerable people in your own community and by playing an active role your neighbourhood.

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