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Do you have what it takes to inspire a young generation?

TO celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is paying tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who contribute to policing activities every day.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in conjunction with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, offers a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved to help create safer, stronger and more supportive communities.

Today we look at the role of Volunteer Police Cadet Leaders.

Following the success of Volunteer Police Cadet units in Peterborough, Soham and Wisbech, and with new Units setting up in Cambridge and Cambourne, there are opportunities for leaders and assistant leaders to help with planning and delivery.

Cadet Leaders

Being a Volunteer Police Cadet Leader is a fun and rewarding role allowing you to support young people to enjoy events and activities. You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience as full training and support is provided.

Designed to encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship, the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme inspires young people, aged 13 to 18, to participate positively in their communities and promote better understanding of policing amongst their peers.

Cadet Leader, Heidi McAdam says:

“I thoroughly enjoy being a Volunteer Police Cadet leader. As a team, we make a real difference in the community and to the charities we help through volunteering. Some of the cadets and their families only had negative experiences of the police, which is a view that has been changed for the positive since they became part of the group.”

“It’s great seeing how the cadets have grown in confidence and how enthusiastic they are to learn about the policing family.”

If you can give up a couple of hours each week and want to do something productive in your free time then this could be exactly what you are looking for!

If you are interested, contact Hannah Watson, Volunteer Coordinator for more details.

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