Civilian Volunteer Program


The Civilian Volunteer Program is administered by the Operations Division.  The goal is to expand and enhance existing services through involvement of volunteers in service delivery.

Volunteers serve in many different capacities within the department from clerical, answering telephones, animal caretaker, Chaplain services to transporting police vehicles, among many other opportunities.  Some of the areas to volunteer include, all four precincts, Crime Solvers, the Community Engagement Unit including Explorer Post, Project Lifesaver, the Chaplain Program, the Detective Bureau including Forensics, the Mounted Patrol Unit, and the Animal Care and Adoption Center. 

The Police Department also offers internships to high school and college students.  All volunteer and intern positions are based on availability and are subject to change.  All volunteers and in​terns must complete an application including a notarized Criminal History Request Form, sign a confidentiality agreement, among any required training if applicable.​

The Animal Care and Adoption Center is part of the Police Department, Special Operations Division and accepts volunteers for both adults and youth.  The center's youth program, H.E.L.P. (Human Enlightenment Learning Program) are youth between the ages of 13 and 17.  The animal shelter applications are accepted anytime thru the Animal Care and Adoption Center link provided on this page.

The Police Department volunteer/intern applications are accepted thru the Volunteer Resource Manager (contact information below).​  Volunteer applications are accepted for available positions only.  See below under volunteer opportunities for more details.

Civilian Volunteer Program Pamphlet​​


Jo Ann Weger                                           
Volunteer Resource Manager
2509 Princess Anne Road
Bldg. 11  
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-4970


 Volunteer Opportunities

​​​​The Animal Care and Adoption Center and Project Lifesaver welcomes applications year round.

Summer Patrol Aide Intern

Location: Police Volunteer Services – Oceanfront – Second Precinct

Individuals will be paired with another volunteer in assisting with traffic direction, searching for lost children and/or missing persons, providing crowd control at parades and other special events, providing directions and other information to tourists and citizens, and filing police-related records.

This volunteer posting is for Summer 2019: May 16, 2019 – September 2, 2019. 
Applications will be accepted 4/17/2019 – 5/01/2019.


* High school graduation
* Review of driving and criminal history
* Successful completion of a medical examination provided by the City's Occupational Health Services Division (Municipal Center Building #18)

Preferences: Completion of some college level course work in criminal justice administration or related field with a goal of entering the law enforcement profession.

Note: Interviews will be scheduled in mid-May (Telephonic interviews are available) If selected, two days of training is required May 16-17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Hours: Volunteers sign up for 3-hour shifts (3-6 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.), including weekends and holidays. Double shifts available.


Address: 820 Virginia Beach Boulevard
                 Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Apply Here:


Minimum age: 18


Contact:  Miriam Bryant
                 (757) 385-4663 (Work)

Additional openings will be posted as available. 
Contact:  Jo Ann Weger, Volunteer Resource Manager @  ​