Volunteers praised and new ones needed as campaign takes advantage of its own week

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Lincolnshire Police and other organisations in the county have praised the efforts of volunteers as part of a national campaign this week.

National Volunteers Week is aimed at encouraging more people to give up some of their time to serve their community by helping others.

Figures released by Lincolnshire Police showed almost 100 volunteers across South Holland and Boston, including 37 Special Constables, 33 Cadets and 24 Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) carrying out roles such as telephone answering, collecting evidence and interpreting.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “PSVs undertake a wide range of roles across the force, with roles differing greatly depending on what you want and need locally.

“Boston and Spalding areas have seen a really positive response from members of different Eastern European communities coming forward to volunteer with the police, helping out with some initial communication/translation and working with local community groups.

“Other PSV volunteers include CCTV (most of whom have now moved onto different roles), Cadet Leaders, Neighbourhood Policing Team support and communications, Restorative Justice and Community SpeedWatch people.”

For more details about volunteering, visit http:..www.lincs.police.uk/Join_us/Volunteers/