Community safety volunteers
Become a community safety support volunteer
Have you thought about volunteering in your local community to help improve the area where you and your family, live, work and play? If you have, then an exciting community safety support volunteer role might be right for you.
We need volunteers across Kent to contribute to community safety through a range of activities. This could be:
- befriending roles to offer company and support to isolated people
- community safety reporters to report litter, dog fouling, parking violations and graffiti in the community
- helping to assist at, organise or run local community groups such as dementia or social cafés
- using social media to share important public protection messages.
There are activities for everyone, whatever your experience or the amount of time you are able to give. We are interested to hear about the ways you want to contribute so we can find the right match. You may wish to get involved with more than one opportunity or progress from a community safety volunteer to a volunteer support warden.
Volunteering helps you build your CV, learn new skills, meet new people and be in the best place to find working opportunities.
Requirements of the role
We will require a criminal record (DBS) check, but don't worry if you don't have one as we will arrange and pay this for you.
You do not need to be a car driver for the role, as you will be located in the community.
You will need to have access to the internet to enable you to receive messages and information.
We will provide you with a tabard and ID badge and cover mileage and travel expenses.
After no less than 3 months of volunteering as a community safety volunteer you may wish to take on more responsibility as a volunteer support warden.
For more information:
- read about our community wardens
- email Jennie.Scott@kent.gov.uk
- call 03000 413453 and leave a message
- read about the benefits of volunteering with us.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please apply online and we will contact you to discuss your areas of interest further.