Across Queensland Crime Stoppers have built up a base of over 600 volunteers and Queensland Police Officers committed to making their community a safer place. There are 31 Volunteer Area Committees across the state - find your local committee to get involved today.
What do Crime Stoppers Community Volunteers do?
Our volunteers are a vital link between the local community and the Crime Stoppers program. They ensure the public know they can trust Crime Stoppers with their information, when to call and that anonymity is guaranteed. This direct contact is instrumental to the program’s ongoing success in Queensland.
Our Volunteer Area Committees meet on a monthly basis and have two primary roles:
1. Promotional Activities
Crime Stoppers Volunteers participate in a variety of promotional activities in order to directly engage the Queensland community to report anonymous information about suspicious or criminal activity.
Crime Stoppers volunteers are often present at fun, local events such as:
- school fetes
- regional shows
- shopping centre displays
- community presentations
- advertising opportunities
The distribution of promotional material at these activities provides communities with immediate access to our hotline, website address or mobile app and generally results in increased engagement with our contact centre.
2. Fundraising Activities
Volunteers conduct fundraising activities in order to help pay for promotional items in their local community and to raise money for the cash rewards program.
The key feature of the Crime Stoppers program is the anonymity guarantee offered to all information providers. Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information which leads to the arrest of an offender. That reward could be as little as $50 or as large as $1000.
Fundraising activities include social events like:
- Golf Days
- Bowls Days
- Horse Racing Days
- Sausage Sizzles
- Walks Against Crime
- Trivia Nights
Our Volunteers coordinate and run each event for the benefit of both their local community and the State rewards program. Yet another way that they contribute to your local safety.
Community Volunteering with Crime Stoppers is easy, fun and rewarding:
- 31 locations across Queensland
- 1 meeting per month (1-1.5 hours)
- Minimum commitment of 3-4 events a year (4-5 hours)
What are the requirements to volunteer with Crime Stoppers?
- Must be 15 years and older
- Willing to participate in a Police Suitability Check
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct below
Code of Conduct:
- act at all times in accordance with company policies and rules;
- demonstrate a high level of individual responsibility and recognise that at all times their words and actions are an example to others;
- do not use Crime Stoppers to promote their own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are not compatible with the program;
- respect the cultures, beliefs, opinions and decisions of others although we may not always agree;
- strive to create and encourage a safe and enjoyable environment for themselves and fellow volunteers;
- value and actively listen and use positive two-way communication with fellow volunteers, management and company directors;
- strive to promote Crime Stoppers Queensland to as many people in their local communities as possible.
Visit the Local To You page of our website for additional information about Crime Stoppers in your part of our beautiful State.