Volunteer with us

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

Do something great today!

Although you will not be paid a salary, your volunteering role should not leave you out of pocket. You can claim expenses for travelling to and from your place of duty, and meal allowance if you assist for more than four hours together.

Giving your time to a cause you believe in, in order to help others can be very rewarding and addictive! A little selflessness can go a long way and you might just find you get a lot out of the experience.

When you align your passions with your volunteer work, the most unexciting of tasks can be brought into a whole new light. When you become passionate about the cause is when your work is going to have the biggest impact. Not every volunteer role is “on the frontline”. Without people in the background doing the unglamorous jobs we wouldn’t be able to strengthen our communities, solve problems and improve the lives of others.

Ready to volunteer for a cause you believe in?

Click on the button below to apply for a volunteering opportunity. You must be 16 or over to register or apply.


What we do with your information?

We collect this information so that we can keep you up-to-date with new volunteering opportunities once they become available. We may also send you our CiP newsletter from time to time.

This information is stored on a secure police server.

The information can only be accessed by members of the Citizens in Policing team and by people who have been granted permission to access the CiP folders. All of these people are staff and police officers who have passed the police security vetting procedures.

If you have submitted an application form against a current vacancy, your form will be sent to our Resourcing department where they will retain your information. These records are normally kept for 7 years if you are offered a position and only 6 months if you are not. However, if you have shown an interest in being kept informed of new roles your information will be kept for longer by the Resourcing department and not the Citizens in Policing team.

If you want to have the emailed information deleted, or removed from any Force database, please email Citizens in Policing and this process may take up to 14 working days. We will email you to let you know that you have deleted all the information from our systems.

This information is recorded and retained by the Citizens in Policing (CiP) team and may be shared with other departments within Dorset Police. After 6 months from the date of submission, your information will be deleted from the records held with Citizens in Policing. It is your responsibility to resubmit your current information after 6 months, should you wish to continue to receive emails and correspondence from the Citizens in Policing team.