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Volunteer opportunities with Calgary Police

Calgary Police volunteer answering the phone.
 
 

The Calgary Police Service actively seeks volunteers to help with a variety of programs. Opportunities are available with the community police stations, district offices, Victim Assistance Team, and YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.

Volunteer requirements

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • must be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • must have Canadian citizenship or legal permanent status;
  • must have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted;
  • must have no criminal charges pending before the courts;
  • must complete and pass an Enhanced Security Clearance Declaration;
  • must be willing to give a one-year commitment;
  • must be able to volunteer three to five hours per week;
  • must possess the necessary written and verbal communication skills to perform the varied tasks.

Calgary Police Service Volunteer Programs

We recruit for the following volunteer positions:

Community Stations

Volunteers in community stations usually live in the community in which the station is located. They work with constables to respond to requests for information, answer phones, assist visitors, book appointments for the constables and document community concerns. Community Stations are located in Chinook Centre, and Market Mall.

District Offices

Volunteers in district offices usually live in the community in which the office is located. These volunteers assist with the subpoena and warrant phoning programs.

Business Liaison Program

Business Liaison Program volunteers collect information from businesses in order to maintain a database that includes contact information. They also discuss crime and safety issues with business owners and managers and work to devise solutions to these problems. Volunteers also assist in providing crime prevention seminars and conduct follow-ups with businesses that have been victims of crime.

Victim Assistance Support Team

Volunteer victim support workers assist victims of crime and misfortune with support, information and referral services. Support is offered in the form of court accompaniment, assistance with restitution request applications and other services, and providing information about court dates and police and/or court procedures.

Find out more about volunteering with the Victim Assistance Team.

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

Think police work is interesting? Enjoy teaching kids? The public? Consider joining the YouthLink Team!

YouthLink is an innovative hands-on learning centre and museum filled with powerful immersive exhibits and Alberta’s largest collection of policing artifacts ever placed on public display.

YouthLink offers a number of public programs – birthday parties, CSI forensic programs for kids and adults, youth programs (Scouts and Guides), and special events (adult evenings). We are looking for enthusiastic, out-going, and committed individuals to help deliver our engaging programs.

If you enjoy sharing information and have excellent customer service skills, we are also looking for volunteers to work at our front desk during our public days.

The centre is open to the public from 10:00-4:00 on Fridays and Saturdays from September to June and Tuesday to Saturday in July and August.

If you would like to join our team, email bkruger@calgarypolice.ca, or phone: 403-428-LINK (5465)

  • Minimum two-hour commitment per week
  • On-the-job training
  • Friday, Saturday, and evening shifts available

Become a volunteer

For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Calgary Police Service,  email the Volunteer Resource Team at volunteerresource@calgarypolice.ca or call us at 403-428-8321 or 403-428-8322.