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Do you want to become a community volunteer?

Published: Friday, 30 November 2012

Do you think you could become a community volunteer to work with local children and young people's groups within your local community?

Gwent Police are recruiting a Police Cadet Co-ordinators and "Young Dragons" co-ordinators to work on a voluntary basis alongside local Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

The Police Cadet scheme is designed to develop youngsters by giving them valuable experience in dealing with members of the public and to give them a thorough understanding of issues affecting their local communities.

Young Dragons - Dreigiau Ifanc is a partnership led by HRH The Prince of Wales that aims to increase opportunities for young people to engage in structured activities that benefit local communities.

The partnership involves collaboration between uniformed youth organisations (Scouts, Girlguiding, St John Ambulance, Military Cadets, Police Cadets, Fire Cadets, Boys and Girls Brigade), Local Authority Youth Services and the Department of Education.

Both schemes offer young people the chance to develop and learn while having fun. At the same time, youngsters can gain life skills that will ultimately improve their employability.

Assistant Chief Constable Simon Prince said:

"In both roles, co-ordinators will be working alongside Neighbourhood Policing Team in arranging the training of the youngsters, arranging of events, engagement opportunities and? raising awareness of the?initiatives.

"Both initiatives gives young people in Gwent vital life skills and experiences so we would like people who are motivated and? enthusiastic to ensure the initiatives are run in the most effective way.

"Volunteers are essential to the wider police family and those who apply, if they are successful will get the satisfaction that they are making a valuable contribution to their local community."

Go to www.gwent.police.uk for more information and to apply.