There are a number of opportunities available for residents across County Durham and Darlington, for those who are interested in volunteering and helping their community:
Restorative justice offers a victim of crime the chance to communicate with their offender. This could be done by meeting in person, by writing to one another, or by relaying messages through an impartial facilitator. Visit the Restorative Hub website for details
Community Peer Mentor Project
The Community Peer Mentors project supports people suffering from anti-social behaviour or neighbourhood disputes, perceived or real.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jim Cunningham for more information on Tel: 0300 003 1818 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independent Custody Visitors
Independent Custody Visiting is a well established system whereby trained volunteers attend police stations to check on the welfare and treatment of detainees and to ensure that their rights and entitlements are being correctly observed. It offers protection to both detainees and the police, and reassurance to the community at large. Visit the Independent Custody Visitors page for further information
Police Support Volunteers
Durham Constabulary aims to deliver an excellent, customer-focused service to the people of County Durham and Darlington.
Any other volunteering oportunities in the future will be advertised on the Constabulary's website.
Further volunteering opportunities with local partner organisations: