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, Crime Prevention including Explorer Post, Project Lifesafer, 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.


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


 Volunteer Opportunities

Crime Solvers Volunteer Opportunity:

Note:  Please read all of the below information and volunteer job description before responding.

Location:  Crime Solvers/Detective Bureau Division, First Precinct, 2509 Princess Anne Road, Building 11, Municipal Center Complex.

Day/TimesThursdays only, 4 hour shift any time between the hours of  8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Minimum age requirement is 18.

Volunteer job descriptionClerical/Office personnel

Volunteer will answer the Crime Solvers line with a professional phone manner and be able to take notes as the caller is speaking.  Volunteer will need to effectively be able to ask any pertinent questions regarding the crime/person the caller is speaking of.  After taking the call, the volunteer will need to enter it into the tip software, as well as do research on the information into the database. Being computer savvy and having a professional demeanor are extremely important.  

Preferred Able to work independently, computer/typing/office equipment experience,  a quick learner, and customer service experience.

An interview for this volunteer position will be conducted by the Crime Solvers unit prior to application processing.  Once the application and Criminal History Request form processed and approved, ID issued, any training will be done as applicable. Serious inquiries only please.

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

Additional openings will be posted as available. 

Contact:  Jo Ann Weger, Volunteer Resource Manager @  ​