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Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

About the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

Police Scotland Youth Volunteer (PSYV) groups, which are supported by Young Scot, YouthLink Scotland and the Scottish Government, has now expanded with a total of 18 established groups throughout all 13 territorial divisions in Scotland and funding is in place for a further 32 groups to be rolled out throughout 2016.  

By December the total will be 50 PYSV teams and more than 1500 youth and adult volunteers. 

All recruitment is overseen by our individual Group Coordinators and I would ask that you make contact with them directly. They can advise you on the application and selection process and the level of vacancies they may have in the future.  

We are actively seeking interest nationally from persons aged 18 or over to join the PSYV as Adult Volunteers. Not all area’s are recruiting for Adult Volunteers so please contact your closest coordinator for more information.

Please visit the Volunteer Scotland website if you are seeking any other volunteering opportunities.

The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers assisting at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Aims of the PSYV:

  • Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.
  • Encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
  • Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard.
  • Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

Principles of the PSYV:

  • Members aged 13-17 (inclusive).
  • Youths who volunteer 3 hours a month – assisting in community and crime prevention measures.
  • Youth Volunteers that represent the diversity of their service area.

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Local Group Co-ordinator Contact Information 

 Area Coordinator Email coordinator
 Aberdeen Russell Minty Email Russell Minty
 Dundee West Andrew Hutton Email Andrew Hutton
 Edinburgh South (Recruiting Now) Mark Dickson Email Mark Dickson
 Glasgow North Diane Mitchell Email Diane Mitchell
 Cumnock Tom Northorpe Email Tom Northorpe
 Alloa Andy Ward Email Andy Ward
 Paisley Audrey Paul Email Audrey Paul
 Cumbernauld Michael Duffy Email Michael Duffy
 Inverness Alan MacLennan Email Alan MacLennan
 Bathgate Darryl MacAulay Email Darryl MacAulay
 Dumbarton Craig Brown Email Craig Brown
 Dunfermline Alan Stewart Email Alan Stewart
 Stranraer Ronnie Boyce Email Ronnie Boyce
 Fraserburgh George Sangster Email George Sangster
 Arbroath Paul Morgan Email Paul Morgan
 Edinburgh North (Recruiting Now) Mark Sutherland Email Mark Sutherland
 Glasgow East Stephen Want Email Stephen Want
 Shetland Carole Smith Email Carole Smith
 Perth Scott Robertson Email Scott Robertson
 Glasgow Govanhill (Recruiting Now) Diane Mitchell/Stephen Want Email Greater Glasgow PSYV
 East Lothian (Coming Soon) Amanda Johnston Email Amanda Johnston
 Orkney (Coming Soon) Joanna Murray Email Joanna Murray
 Dundee East (Coming Soon) Andrew Hutton Email Andrew Hutton

If your area does not show above, do not worry, we are currently expanding the number of PSYV groups we have across the country. 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.