Becoming a volunteer is great way to give back to your community, and to build memorable experiences and knowledge to use in future endeavors. Becoming a volunteer will allow you to participate in foot patrols, bike patrols, speed watches, and many more programs that are offered. Along with all the programs both inside and outside the office, you may participate in the different community events that the Collingwood CPC supports such as movies nights, pals, and parades.
There is always room for more volunteers to help out with the Collingwood CPC whether its through one of our patrol programs, or office work inside. Not only do we just cover the Renfrew Collingwood area but also Killarney Mount Pleasent, Cedar Cottage, Fraserview, and Champlain Heights.
At the Collingwoodwood CPC we treat everyone equally with respect. We help represent the Collingwood area, and the city of Vancouver and keep a high level of professional standards, ethics, and values. Honesty and communication skills are of an upmost importance and that we align ourselves in a welcoming manner. We ask of future volunteers to be able to commit to 8 hours a month of volunteer time.
Not only are we able to support many volunteer programs and community events, but when volunteering we may also give you a great reference especially when looking into law enforcement. While volunteering with the Collingwood CPC it gives you the opportunity to interact with different members of the Vancouver Police Department, whether it be with our neighborhood police officers at the CPC or other officers from different training seminars.
- Must be 19 years of age, or 18 with parents consent.
- Must be able to read and write english proficiently.
- 3 formal references
- A criminal record check done at the 2120, Cambie St. Vancouver Police Office.
Hello everyone, I have been volunteering with the Collingwood CPC for almost two years. I am 20 years old and attending school full time in the criminology degree program with the aspirations of joining the Vancouver Police Department. I volunteer on Wednesday nights as my team and I go out on different patrols programs. While volunteering with the CCPC I also enjoy going to the different outside events within the city that the volunteers are apart of such as the block watch parties, the summer festivals, and the different training seminars that are offered. Volunteering is a great way for me to give back to my community, and build many strong relationships with the people and community around me. I would recommend anyone to help volunteer as it has been a great experience so far, along with many more great experiences to come.
How to Volunteer? (Application Process)
- Need to fill out an application form in person at the Collingwood CPC 5160 Joyce Street.
- Need to provide government ID with picture.
- You need to go to the Vancouver police office (2120 Cambie) to drop off a criminal record check and waiver form (so you dont get charged for the check).
- After record check is done, the NPO will conduct a formal interview.
- After the interview, the orientation begins and you are placed on patrol.