RCMP volunteer programs

Why does the RCMP use volunteers?

Volunteers are an integral component in the successful delivery of community policing services, and are especially important at the detachment level where their work is often hands on with that of our members, staff, and community clients.

The purpose of volunteer programs is to complement and not replace employees. Volunteers do not perform law enforcement or operational duties performed by Regular Members.

What do RCMP volunteers do?

Volunteers assist in nearly every aspect of community policing; here are just a few examples:

  • Block Watch
  • Operation Red Nose
  • Bike Rodeos/Patrols
  • Airport/Coastal Watches
  • Auxiliary Program
  • Search and Rescue
  • Pipes and Drums Band
  • Victim Services Program
  • Community Advisory Committee
  • Citizens on Patrol
  • Community Police Offices

Can I become a volunteer?

Volunteers with the RCMP must meet certain requirements which include being at least 16 years of age, being responsible and of good character, and achieving the appropriate level of security clearance.

How can youth get involved?

The RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee recruits new members each year. More information about the member experience is available on the committee webpage.

How would I benefit from becoming a volunteer?

While helping their community, our volunteers develop friendships, gain experience and skills, challenge themselves, and develop a valuable sense of pride.

How do I get more information/apply?

Please contact the RCMP province or territory where you reside for inquiries/application forms. Please specify that you are looking for a RCMP Volunteer Application Form.

We appreciate what you do… we couldn't do what we do everyday without you!

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