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Event Volunteer

What is the Greater Sudbury Police Service "Event Volunteer" Program?

Our newest volunteer program is comprised of a pool of specially trained volunteers who provide assistance at GSPS events or events organized by our community partners. Most of these events occur on an annual basis and will provide people the opportunity to volunteer on a flexible schedule. This program also offers our volunteers a diverse volunteering experience throughout the community.

The Greater Sudbury Police Service is extending volunteering opportunities to as many of our community's citizens as possible. The creation of the Event Volunteer program provides an opportunity for the participation of volunteers from 14 years of age and up!  (Parental consent form required for youths 14-17).

Types of EventsEvent Volunteer Flyer

  • Pumpkin Patrol
  • Santa Claus Parade
  • Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario
  • Annual Cops, Kids and Fishing Event
  • Storefront Open Houses
  • Search and Rescue

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Event Set up and Take down
  • Registration assistance
  • Assigned seating escort and assistance
  • Promote Volunteer Opportunities
  • Use of Greater Sudbury Police Service unmarked fleet vehicles to escort persons and/or transport items to and from events
  • Coordinate the use of event volunteers
  • Act as a mascot or escort
  • Photographer

What is Included?

  • Uniform shirt
  • Identification tags
  • Notebook

What is Expected?

  • ONE YEAR minimum commitment
  • Participation in ONE EVENT EVERY FOUR MONTHS
  • Professionalism, willingness to be a team player and a friendly disposition
  • Confidentiality (affirmation/oath of secrecy)

How to Become a Volunteer?


  • Minimum of 14 years of age (Under 18 years requires a parental consent form)
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Must pass a police background check


  • Fill out application (Available at GSPS offices or online at
  • Attend Greater Sudbury Police Service for interview
  • Attend mandatory specialized training

Congratulations! You are now an Event Volunteer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service!

Event Volunteer


Address all correspondence to:

Greater Sudbury Police Service
Attention: Volunteer Coordinator
190 Brady Street
Sudbury, Ontario P3E1C7 

Phone:  (705) 675-9171- ext 2335