Volunteering opportunities range from offering your services once a week for a few hours, to offering advice in your field of expertise, or even just baking a cake for your police station one a year.
Here are some suggestions:
The scope of areas where you can get involved at the police station extends beyond the executive of the CPF. You should ask them about the various affiliated structures that are linked to your CPF, and they should be able to tell you who to contact in your immediate area to get involved. Below are some of the structures in which you could get involved.
This volunteer unit is run by members of the community with experience in trauma support.
The Youth Desk is a great place for teens and school leavers who want to volunteer to make a difference in their community. The Parkview CPF does not currently have a youth desk, and would welcome assistance in initiating such a structure.
The Parkview precint is divided into four sectors, each with its own sector manager. Sector Crime Forums are the interface between the residents' associations within each sector, and the sector management. Parkview currently has no SCF structures, and instead runs a Community Safety Forum. However, the CPF would be happy to discuss the formation of SCFs if the community would like to introduce this structure.
Where areas have an active Residents' Association, they often have a Safety Subcommittee. This committee has functions similar to the Sector Crime Forum, but may also include wider issues around community safety.
Several communities have well-established neighbourhood watches that are run by members of the community. Some communities also participate in community patrols in conjunction with the SAPS. These structures provide a valuable link between the community, the CPF and the SAPS.
Some of the areas in which you could help:
This list is not exhaustive, and you may be able to help in many other ways too.
Think about how you could assist with your talents, skills or passion in one or more of these areas:
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