Community Patrol 2019 – An Amazing Volunteering Opportunity
Are you studying at the university next year?
Do you want a way to give back to your community?
How about free professional security training that you can use to earn money over the summer?
Then why not join the Community Patrols?
We’re looking for enthusiastic students who want to make a difference to join our fantastic Community Patrol team on a Monday and/or Wednesday night from 2200 to 0200: just four hours! You’ll get to work with similarly minded students, the Police, security, ambulance service and many more, all whilst helping fellow students to stay safe and have a good night out.
What is it?
The Community Patrols are a group of students who have been professionally trained by the university in security and first aid techniques. We look after other students who may be facing challenging times, need some help getting back to their room, or generally be available to support all we encounter and enhance the student experience. We even carry flip-flops so that no-one has to wear uncomfortable shoes all the time. No two shifts are ever the same.
When is it?
Monday and Wednesday (term time) from 2200 to 0200hrs.
You can do one shift, both, or half of one and then half of the other. We only ask that you try to do at least four hours a week, but we’re also quite flexible.
Where is it?
On Monday, we look after Pittville and the routes to and from the town centre, as well as helping with the night bus that runs between Pittville Student Village and MooMoo’s nightclub.
On Wednesday, we do everything we do on Monday but we also join forces with local PCSOs to head down into Cheltenham Town Centre. You’ll get to work directly with the Police and experience first-hand some of their tasks.
Who can join?
Any student at the University of Gloucestershire can apply to join. The Community Patrol team is made up entirely of students just like you...even the guy in charge is a student.
What can I get out of it?
In return for volunteering, which you can use as hours towards your Employability Award, we’ll pay for you to be professionally trained and gain a Level 2 Award in Door Supervision: this will allow you to apply for an SIA licence to work on the door of nightclubs, bars, or as a general security guard (please note that we do not cover the SIA licence cost). You’ll also receive recognised emergency first aid training qualifications, and join a great team that will support you and help you be the best you can be.
How do I join?
You can apply directly with this link
If you want to know more before you apply then email Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org