Young people who are part of the Crossing Borders Project decided to volunteer with the South Wales Police to learn and develop new skills and gain new experiences. RCC encourages young BAME people to be proactive and invest time in self-development. The charity also helps young people to participate in various external activities in order to integrate and become better versions of themselves.
“South Wales Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales established a Police Youth Volunteer programme that is being delivered at the heart of communities across South Wales.
The programme challenges young people to learn more, do more and try more. It aims to inspire young people to aim high and to give them the skills, vales and beliefs to go further in life, no matter what they aim to do.
Critically, the programme recruits and supports a core group of young people who are instrumental in developing a wider more positive youth engagement programme with the Force and with the communities in which they live.
The programme is open to young people aged between 14 and 18 years and was also introduced as a way of seeking support in developing and improving links with young people across South Wales.
There are currently around 200 young people participating in the programme, with bases in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath, Barry, Part Talbot Rhondda, Cynon Valley and Penarth.” – South Wales Police Volunteer Programme.