Volunteer as a support warden

Have you thought about volunteering in your local community?  If you have, the exciting new volunteer support warden role might be right for you.  We need volunteers in the below areas to work with community wardens, local organisations and residents to help create strong, resilient neighbourhoods and improve the quality of life.

You will be given training, a uniform and the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. For just 20 hours a month you can make a real difference to your community.

We need volunteers in these areas:

  • Boughton Monchelsea
  • Chart Sutton
  • Eynsford
  • Farningham
  • Fordwich
  • Higham
  • Hoath
  • Horton Kirby and South Darenth
  • Hythe
  • Kings Hill
  • Leeds
  • Meopham
  • Minster on Sea
  • New Ash Green
  • Seal
  • Singleton & Great Chart
  • Snodland
  • Southborough
  • Swanscombe & Greenhithe
  • Vigo
  • Walmer
  • Westgate-on-Sea
  • Wittersham

Overview of the role

You'll support community wardens by identifying issues and feeding back to organisations including Trading Standards and the Police.  You'll be talking to local residents and liaising with organisations including Neighbourhood Watch, Victim Support and fire services.  You'll engage with local groups and meetings providing advice on topical issues. You'll provide local residents with crime prevention materials and advice to reduce their fear of crime.

Training will be provided with ongoing mentoring with a community warden.  As a volunteer you will not have accredited powers or be expected to handle sensitive information.

Ideally we'd like you to give 5 hours a week but there is no minimum requirement.

Requirements of the role

You'll need to be over 18 years old and you will use your life experience to help you to help others. Ideally, you will have a good working knowledge of your local area.

We will require a criminal record (DBS) check, but don't worry if you don't have one as we will arrange and pay for this for you.

You don't need to be a car driver for the role as you'll be located in the community.

You will need to have access to the internet to enable you to receive messages and information.

We'll provide you with a uniform and we'll cover mileage and travel expenses.