Appropriate Adult Volunteer

Volunteers will be called out when required to attend police stations to support young people and vulnerable adults in police custody who have no-one else to support them.

Appropriate Adult Volunteers will ensure the wellbeing of the person and ensure that all interviews and procedures are carried out according to the requirements of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).

Volunteers have the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills and to gain experience of working with young people, vulnerable adults and the police.

- The service operates between 7am - 11pm

- Initial 12 hours of training followed by a period of shadowing existing volunteers

The service provides initial and on going training on relevant issues and volunteers may be offered the opportunity to undertake a BTEC qualification


  • Good written and verbal communication skills

    Good Organisation Skills

  • Ability to keep accurate records and report back to the Service Co-ordinator

  • Ability to work independently

  • Administration skills

  • Supporting charities

  • Over 18 years of age

  • 2 satisfactory references (1 professional, 1 personal) and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure (arranged by Open Road)


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/03/2020

End Date: 12/03/2021

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Availability Details

The Appropriate Adult Service covers the majority of Essex (excluding Thurrock and only Evening/Weekend service in Southend) so volunteers from anywhere in Essex are welcomed. Opportunities are flexible but commitment is weekly.


This opportunity is available in: Basildon, Billericay & Wickford, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Rayleigh and Rochford, Uttlesford

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  • Thurrock are looking for volunteers to support their carers. If you would like more information click the link.