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Police Scotland Youth Volunteers promotes a practical way for young people to understand policing by supporting the Police in their local area through volunteering. As part of this, young people are given a chance for their voice to be heard and encouraged to promote good citizenship.
The programme is open to all young people aged between 13 – 18, this allows those people to get an insight into policing in Scotland and inspire individuals to participate positively within their communities.
Each PSYV group is coordinated by a Police Officer. On most cases the officer will carry out this role secondary to their full time position which can vary from School Based Officer to Community Officer / Community Safety.
The coordinator is supported by a team of Adult Volunteers who come from all walks of life. Over Scotland we have adult volunteers who are teachers, Special Constable’s, support workers, Veterinary Assistants, Communication workers… the list is too big to complete.
Aims of the PSYV:
•Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.
•Encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
•Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard.
•Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.
Principles of the PSYV:
•Members aged 13-17 (inclusive).
•Youths who volunteer 3 hours a month – assisting in community and crime prevention measures.
•Youth Volunteers that represent the diversity of their service area.
Volunteers required who are sympathetic to and in agreement with the aims and objectives of the school to support the teachers in the delivery of the curriculum. We would look to support volunteers who seek to develop their skills and abilities as a volunteer within the school
Brief all helpers, assistant coaches and players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
Involve all helpers and make sure they are made aware of the value of their input
Attend Club meetings to ensure that the committee are aware of all activities
Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participants involved i.e. medical conditions/disabilities etc.
Identify and recruit, in line with club procedures, additional volunteers to assist in the running of the club e.g. parents
Abide by and promote sound ethics and club policy, child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members
Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses.
Take responsibility by ensuring the equipment is correct and is kept in good working order
Be aware of and follow the procedure of recording accidents
Be aware of the club's Child Protection policy, Health and Safety policy and Emergency procedures and take responsibility for Health and Safety aspects during activities
Ensure that there is an accessible well stocked first aid kit at eh venue and a telephone nearby
- Caring & compassionate people who love helping others
- Creative individuals that enjoy working with children
- People who have spare time to help and learn new skills
- That need a confidence boost