Local volunteers making an impact

Volunteers in the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward continue to make a significant impact in making the area cleaner, greener and safer.

Recently the informal community noticeboard opposite the shops on Moorcroft Road has been re-vamped by volunteers to make it more attractive and to provide more space for local groups to publicise their activities.

On Tadcaster Road, a local volunteer has come forward to overhaul the wooden planters between York College and the Askham Bar roundabout. The first tub has been cleared and planted up. The local Tesco store is doing its bit by helping to dispose of the removed vegetation.

Volunteer opportunities with the Police

North Yorkshire Police is looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.

John Padbury at desk

Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country.

They carry out various roles from ensuring our vehicles are equipped and ready for the road, to quality checking our interaction with victims of crime.

North Yorkshire Police has a strong history of volunteering with many committed people who go the extra mile to help the police protect the communities of North Yorkshire.

Sarah Weatherstone

The force are looking for community-spirited people who have a few hours to spare each week and can assist them with a number of roles including vehicle checkers in York, drivers in the Thirsk area, a volunteer manager in the Scarborough area and a number of county-wide opportunities for people to carry out feedback surveys with victims of crime.

As part of the policing family, you will join a team of like-minded people who are committed to helping their local community as well as making new friends and getting an insight into the work of your local police service.

North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Officer for Citizens in Policing, Mike Maiden, who is also a volunteer, said: “Being a volunteer can be extremely rewarding and by joining the police service you will have a unique experience of volunteering.

John Padbury bag

“You will be supporting your local police force, and in turn, help members of the public who are often at their most vulnerable. Your support will allow officers and staff to concentrate on their priorities of providing a service to victims, preventing and detecting crime and bring offenders to justice.

“You will also get to meet some great people and be part of a committed team of people who provide significant benefits to the police service.”

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, added: “This is a great way for people to support the work of the police and help in making people feel safe and be safe. Volunteers do a fantastic job and are an important part of the policing family. If you have some time and are looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you.”

Sarah Weatherstone

Details of the role opportunities: