The more you give, the more you get! National Volunteers Week

The Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit has 20 Volunteers in Policing providing an invaluable volunteer service across the Ipswich Police District.

The volunteers work with police to address customer service, community safety and crime prevention needs in the community. The range of tasks undertaken by volunteers complement and enhance the services offered by police and staff.

On behalf of the Ipswich District Officer Acting Superintendent Michael Ede and all staff across the Ipswich Police District we say thank you, not just this week, but for the 52 weeks of the year.

The Ipswich District Volunteers in Policing have contributed 500 hours of volunteer service just this year alone with over 11,000 hours since the Ipswich District program started.

Volunteers appreciated on Tuesday night. I thanked all of the NHW Volunteers across the District for their time and efforts and presented Volunteer in Policing Jan Morrissey with a National Volunteer Week Certificate. Volunteers were also acknowledge and thanked by Councillor David Pahlke who was in attendance at the District NHWQ meeting.

National Volunteer Week certificates presented to Ipswich District Volunteers in Policing Natalie Van Pelt and Kerry Mason.

Congratulations goes to all of the Volunteer Nominees and Winners at this years Volunteering Queensland – Queensland Volunteering Awards Presentation and Recognition Ceremony, held at Brisbane City Hall today.

Thank you and congratulations to all of the volunteers who inspire, and motivate through their compassion, commitment, time and energy.

Give Happy, Live Happy is the Volunteer Queensland theme.

The more you give, the more you get! But the getting for the Community is immeasurable.

Are you interested in the Volunteers in Policing Program?

  • If you are over 18 years of age,
  • Willing to participate in a mandatory training;
  • Agree to Queensland Police Service conducting a Criminal History check;
  • Prepared to participate in the VIP program for at least 12 months; and
  • Committed to working the number of volunteer hours as negotiated with the Queensland Police Service.

Then visit here and click on the ‘Join us’ tab and complete the application form and submit it to your local Crime Prevention Unit. For Ipswich District applications send to [email protected]

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