Crime prevention society is seeking new volunteers

Call goes out to residents of Clayton and Cloverdale for volunteers to help with neighbourhood tours and speed watch programs.

Crime prevention society is seeking new volunteers

Are you looking for a way to contribute to the vitality and safety of your community?

The Surrey Crime Prevention Society has two volunteer opportunities for residents in the Cloverdale and Clayton Heights neighbourhoods.

The society is looking for volunteers for its community safety volunteer tours and speed watch programs.

The society works with community partners the City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, Surrey Parks and Recreation and the Surrey Public Library on a range of safety programs.

Community safety volunteer tours involve walking or cycling through designated areas in pairs to observe and report suspicious activities from a safe distance.

Volunteers are issued equipment, such as bicycles, two-way radios and reflective visibility jackets.

Volunteers are expected to commit for a minimum of one year, putting in one, two-hour shift per week.

Speed Watch volunteers work with a team to set up a speed reader board to track vehicles driving at excessive speeds through playground areas, school zones and high-risk crash sites.

The program assists with data collection and public awareness of speeding issues. Volunteers gain valuable experience and perspective through traffic safety initiatives, and are invited to Speed Watch training events throughout the year.

Speed Watch volunteers are expected to commit to a four-hour shift once per month, weather permitting.

Interested applicants can contact Jen Samuel at jen@preventcrime.ca. For more information on the society, visit www.preventcrime.ca.