1. Overview

It feels good to be appreciated – and as a volunteer with the Met, that’s something you’ll experience on a regular basis. Plus, of course, the satisfaction that comes from giving something back to the community and helping keep our city safe.

Making a positive difference

Volunteers benefit the Met in a multitude of ways. They bring a wide range of skills and experience from their daily lives. Their contribution allows officers and staff to spend more time doing what they’re trained to do, which improves the service we provide. And they act as advocates for the police, increasing understanding in the communities in which they live and work.

What will you be doing?

You’ll find yourself helping out with a wide range of tasks around the station. And there’s usually plenty of scope to put into practice the skills you’ve gained in your working life, or to learn new ones.

Typical areas covered by volunteers include:

  • general administration
  • reception services
  • Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) support
  • role-plays for police training
  • Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) support

All it takes to volunteer is 10 hours a month. And in return, you can help enrich your social life, enhance your career, and above all, gain a real sense of achievement.