Volunteer Position Description – Port Alberni RCMP Community Policing Volunteer

Purpose: Volunteers work under the direction of the Community Policing Manager to assist with the delivery of crime prevention initiatives in the City of Port Alberni.  Initiatives and activities may include speed monitoring, distracted driving surveys, auto crime prevention, Crime Watch Patrol, various community events, and 529 Garage bike registration stations.


  • Learn and promote safety and crime prevention information to the general public
  • Adhere to strict safety standards while conducting activities, participate in additional and ongoing specialized training as required
  • Attend program meetings and training as required and in addition to regular shift commitment

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commit to a minimum of one year of voluntary service, providing a minimum of 8 hours per month, and be able to attend all required training sessions and meetings
  • Be 19 years or older at the time of application, volunteers 16 years of age or older may be accepted with parent/guardian approval
  • Obtain a police records check from the RCMP
  • Produce and maintain a criminal offence free police records check
  • Must not be under investigation by any law enforcement agency
  • Be able to learn and adhere to strict safety standards
  • Ability to write and communicate in the English language
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Have and maintain a clean driving record for the past 5 years

Orientation and training:

  • Volunteers will be provided with an orientation to the RCMP and to all relevant policy and legislation, including information on harassment, ethics and organizational standards. In addition, they will be given administrative and operational training with respect to volunteer activities by experienced volunteer trainers and the program manager.

Time commitment:

  • 8 hours per month. Shifts are scheduled from Monday to Saturday. There are also weekend events.
  • 1 year commitment, with an option to renew, upon agreement by yourself and the Community Policing Coordinator


  • Assist in providing policing services to the community
  • Work in partnership with police, staff, and volunteers, assisting in crime prevention initiatives
  • Learn about the RCMP, Community Policing, and crime prevention techniques
  • Meet new people from your community with similar interests and belong to a community minded team
  • Learn team building and leadership skills
  • Skill development