Celebrating National Volunteers Week

North Wales Police is marking National Volunteers' Week 2020 with a week-long social media campaign to highlight the contribution of volunteers in the Force.

From Special Constables, Cadet Leaders to BikeSafe volunteers and Community Horsewatch and many others, North Wales Police volunteers help build important links between the police and communities, providing opportunities for individuals to make a positive contribution to their local area.

Of course many of our own officers and staff also volunteer with other agencies – such as the RNLI, Mountain Rescue Teams, Childline and are involved with local clubs and sports.

National Volunteers’ Week is a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering which takes place from 1st to 7th June each year with the aim of recognising, rewarding and recruiting volunteers.

Using the Force’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram we will be highlighting some of our volunteer Special Constables, Cadets and those who volunteer for other agencies. Social media users can follow #NWPVolunteers and #VolunteersWeek.

Over the last 12 months the Force’s 168 Special Constables, 96 Police Cadets and 45 police staff volunteers worked over 61,000 hours for North Wales Police – all playing their part in helping to keep the region safe.

Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “Our volunteers play a hugely important role in making our communities safer. They work selflessly, dedicating their time to addressing policing issues that matter most to the local communities. Bringing a wide range of skills and experience to their roles, they make life better for our communities.

“They are passionate about policing and on behalf of the Force and our communities I would like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers for your continued contribution, commitment and dedication. I would also like to say how proud I am that a number of our officers and staff also selflessly dedicate their time for worthy causes.

“By celebrating and marking National Volunteers Week it gives us a fantastic opportunity to thank them for their valued contribution.