The COP project allows students to work alongside the police and provides the opportunity to go out on mini-operations. This is a great chance for any student and opens up a whole new horizon for most. By volunteering on the project you also have the chance to work with specialised units across the force, such as forensics, firearms and traffic.
The COP Project, aside from the multiple operations they currently have running, also allow students to volunteer with Help Point which is based at the Strand, near Wind Street helping vulnerable, intoxicated and injured people.
Overall, the project provides real insight to how the world works, you gain real life experience working with the police, you network with outside organisation such as Swansea Neighbourhood Watch Association and St. Johns Ambulance. You also gain real life experience working with people, the community and you make a real impact.
Not only does the training and experience you gain enhance your CV but boosts your attributions, skills and achievements personally too.
Kate, a second year psychology student and COP Project volunteer, said “Volunteering with the COP Project has been one of the most rewarding activities I’ve done at Uni – it has given me the chance to see and do things that I just wouldn’t have had to the opportunity to do anywhere else. It really opened my eyes to what goes on in the background of our community and I’ve met some lovely people and made great friends while doing it!”
The COP Project needs YOU!
The COP Project is currently recruiting first year students to join the ranks as Police Student Volunteers.
You will need to be committed and volunteer for a minimum of 12 months, completing at least one volunteer shift a month, but can receive rewards from the police in the form of experience days in the areas of your interest.
Our COP volunteers are required to complete a Police Vet Check which can take up to 3 months to be processed, this means signing up to volunteer now would provide you with a volunteer start date of the beginning of next academic year.
The deadline for returning completed forms has passed for the Academic Year ending 2017.
We will be recruiting again in September.