International Volunteers Day

On International Volunteers Day, SAPOL and the SAPOL Neighbourhood Watch SA team would like to acknowledge the help and support provided to the organisation by our volunteers.

International Volunteer Day is held annually on 5 December and is an opportunity for volunteers and volunteer organisations to raise awareness of, and gain recognition for, the contribution volunteers make to their communities.  This year the theme is 'Volunteer for an Inclusive future".

So thank you to our Neighbourhood Watch SA group Areas and the volunteers within those areas, who have continued towards making Neigbourhood Watch SA a valuable asset to the community of South Australia.

In 2010 SAPOL introduced it’s Police Volunteer Program (PVP) and now has a significant number of authorised PVP volunteers who give up their time to carry out a diverse range of roles including within the Neighbourhood Watch program.

All our PVP volunteers support SAPOL’s service delivery in roles as diverse as public relations, Police Chaplaincy, Pipes and Drums, the Puppy Development Program, Road Safety Centre and acting as role players for recruits, CIB courses, ComCen, Call Centre and Mounted Operations Units for public order training.

These volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year to support SAPOL and we thank them for their donation of time and effort.

For many volunteers the training and engagement often provides them with unique skills and experiences to assist them in gaining paid employment. I

n addition to providing valuable service, 80 former SAPOL volunteers have gained paid employment with SAPOL in areas such as the Call Centre, Police Security Services Branch and as police officers.

Further information about International Volunteer Day is available on the Volunteering Australia website at

Further information about SAPOL’s PVP, and the volunteering opportunities available can be found here