Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

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How to get involved with the PSYV

Youth Volunteers

Each PSYV group consists of 24 young people aged between 13 and 17 who each give up their own time to volunteer in their communities. As a youth volunteer, you would be expected to complete the PSYV Initial Training Programme which will prepare you for attending local and national volunteering events. The training contains multiple subjects across three units.

  • About the programme
  • Standards
  • Operational PSYV Training

This training and subsequent local 'sessions' take place at a local venue on a weekly or fortnightly basis. During these sessions, youth volunteers will take part in additional training, educational inputs from the police and partner agencies as well as preparing for upcoming volunteering opportunities.

See below for a list of groups across Scotland.

Eligibility

To become a Youth Volunteer, you must be aged between 13 and 15 and be able to dedicate a minimum of three hours per month for volunteering events. As the programme is oversubscribed across Scotland, you must ensure you are able to attend your local group sessions and be available for volunteering opportunities on a regular basis.

Click here to complete an 'Initial Interest' form which will be sent to your local group coordinator. If your local group are recruiting, your local coordinator will be in touch to discuss the recruitment process. Please note that not all groups are actively recruiting and spaces are limited in all groups due to the popularity of the programme.

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Adult Volunteers

The PSYV is heavily reliant on the goodwill of Adult Volunteers who give up their time to suport their local PSYV group and assist with the supervision of the Youth Volunteers at both local sessions and volunteering events.

See below for a list of groups across Scotland.

Eligibility

To become an Adult Volunteer you must be at least 18 years of age and be able to dedicate a minimum of three hours per month for volunteering events.

Each Adult Volunteer will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). This process will be managed by PSYV once you are accepted into the programme.

Click here to complete an 'Initial Interest' form which will be sent to your local group coordinator. If your local group are recruiting, your local coordinator will be in touch to discuss the recruitment process. Please note that not all groups are actively recruiting and spaces are limited in all groups due to the popularity of the programme.

'For more information about the PSYV see our 'About Us' page

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 Division

 Group

 Email

Highlands & Islands

Shetland
Orkney
Western Isles
Inverness
Email Highlands & Islands PSYV
North EastAberdeen
Moray East
Fraserburgh
Arbroath
Email North East PSYV
 TaysideDundee West
Dundee East
Perth
Email Tayside PSYV
Edinburgh CityEdinburghEmail Edinburgh City PSYV
Lothians & Scottish BordersWest Lothian
Midlothian
East Lothian
Scottish Borders
Email Lothian & Scottish Borders PSYV
Forth ValleyAlloa
Falkirk
Stirling
Email Forth Valley PSYV
FifeDunfermline
Levenmouth
Email Fife PSYV
Argyll & West DunbartonshireClydebank
Oban
Campbeltown
Helensburgh
Dunoon
Email Argyll & West Dunbartonshire PSYV
AyrshireCumnock
South Ayrshire
North Ayrshire
Email Ayrshire PSYV
Renfrewshire & InverclydePaisley
Inverclyde
Email Renfrewshire & Inverclyde PSYV 
LanarkshireCumbernauld
Hamilton
Shotts
Email Lanarkshire PSYV
Greater GlasgowGlasgow North
Glasgow East
Glasgow South
East Dunbartonshire
East Renfrewshire
Glasgow South West
Email Greater Glasgow PSYV

Dumfries & Galloway

Stranraer
Dumfries
Email Dumfries & Galloway PSYV


To keep up to date with the latest info, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the PSYV YouTube Channel.

You can also find out more information on the programme itself at the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers page within the About Us section of our website.