Complete the on-line Volunteer Form
There are a variety of reasons why you may want to volunteer. Some of these benefits include:
- Learning about community safety and how you can be part of the solution
- Learning about techniques that can be applied in future career opportunities
- Working with community partners including the City of Surrey, RCMP and other government agencies
- Developing new skills (e.g. leadership, interpersonal, communication etc)
- Participating in various community events, programs and services
- Broadening your social network
Volunteer requirements may differ depending on your role:
- All applicants interested in volunteering must be 16 years or older
- Applicants under the age of 16years can volunteer through their schools under the work-experience program
- Demonstrate genuine commitment to the deterrence of unlawful activity in the community
- Be able to pass a RCMP criminal record check
- Possess a valid class 5 Driver’s License (Speed Watch Program and Citizens Community Safety Watch and must be 18 years of age)
General Duties of Volunteers
Individual responsibilities may differ depending on the position
- Observe and report suspicious activity
- Report stolen vehicles and license plates
- Assist in searches for missing persons or any other activity deemed necessary by the Program Manager or Coordinator.
- Participate in Locking Out Auto Crime Programs to create public awareness of vehicle security
- Touring communities within the City of Surrey
Volunteer Safety & Security:
SCPS strives to provide a safe working environment for each of our volunteers.
- Volunteers always tour in teams of two or more
- Volunteers are equipped with the necessary equipment allowing them to be in communication with the base operator and mall security.
- Volunteers wear highly visible jackets, hats, or reflective vests.
- Volunteers do not get involved in any confrontational situations; they observe and report only.
- Volunteers do not carry weapons or law enforcement equipment.
- Volunteers go through training
- Volunteers DO NOT become physically or verbally involved in a situation, they only serve as extra “Eyes and Ears”
- Volunteers DO NOT represent themselves as a Security Personnel