Help The Volunteer Police Cadets

Special open day to find out more

There's a chance to find out more about adult volunteering opportinuties with the Met's Volunteer Police Cadets at a special open day.

The Volunteer Taster Day takes place at the central London HQ of the Volunteer Police Cadets at the Empress State Building in Lillie Road, Earls Court, SW6 1TR, on Saturday May 21.

It is part of a campaign to recruit new adult staff volunteers from the community, to work alongside police officers and police staff who freely give up their time across London, running Volunteer Police Cadet units in every London borough.

Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service, open to young people aged between 14 -19 from across London, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.

The Merton VPC have recently been involved in work including helping with policing at the royal wedding and learning about marine policing.

The aim of the VPC is to: Promote and encourage a practical interest in policing among young people: Provide training which will encourage positive leadership within communities: Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.

The Volunteer Taster Day runs from 10am-4pm. To register for it, email:

May 12, 2011