Key members of our policing family, Police Support Volunteers offer valuable assistance to officers and staff throughout the force. We encourage community-minded individuals to volunteer and utilise their skills, experience, and knowledge to support our work.

Volunteering benefits both the individual and the organisation. Volunteers typically feel valued, boosting their confidence and self-esteem by making a difference in the local community. You can develop and enhance various skills while contributing to your CV.

Volunteer opportunities are diverse, ranging from multi-faith Chaplains offering pastoral support, to Cadet Leaders supporting the Police Cadet Scheme. Neighbourhood and Crime Prevention volunteers, along with the popular Police Puppy Socialisers, provide numerous ways to get involved.

Our volunteers, aged 16 and above, come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Those aged 16 and 17 require parental or guardian permission. We cover out-of-pocket expenses, and there’s no minimum hours commitment. A role supervisor ensures necessary training, support, and integration into the team while looking after your welfare.

How can you volunteer for TVP?

You can find volunteer opportunities on our TVP Vacancies portal as soon as they are available.

We are also currently recruiting for Special Constables (Volunteer Police Officers). Please visit our Special Constables page for further information.

Alternatively, if you are between the ages of 13-18 and are interested in our Police Cadet Scheme, please visit our Cadets page or contact the team directly at thamesvalleypolicecadets@thamesvalley.police.uk

Meet our volunteers

Sue Lepp - TVP ChaplainSue Lepp – TVP Chaplain, Slough

Canadian born Sue relocated to the UK in 2007 and is a priest in Langley, Slough, working between three churches. She was keen to get involved in her community outside of her ‘day job’ and chaplaincy had always appealed. She provides personal and practical support to our officers, staff and their families giving up to four hours of her time each week. She considers herself a ‘friendly stranger’ supporting teams or individuals, often following critical incidents or at stressful periods. Our multi-faith chaplains provide an independent, listening presence and can help bring a different perspective when people are going through a tough time.

“Volunteering with TVP provides a fascinating insight into the community I live in and the people who protect it.”