Crime Stoppers hunt for new volunteers

Sergeant Kerry McKay and Cheryl Warnock want more people to join Crime Stoppers.
Sergeant Kerry McKay and Cheryl Warnock want more people to join Crime Stoppers. Renee McKeown

CRIME Stoppers are looking for the next set of volunteers to join their ranks.

Volunteers would have to go to monthly meetings, promote Crime Stoppers and help them raise reward money to solve crimes.

Interested people can apply online or attend the next meeting to be held on October 9 in Chermside.

Metro North volunteers committee chair Cheryl Warnock has been volunteering for two and a half years and said she enjoys it.

"It's a good cause, community engagement,” she said.

"It engages you with different walks of life.

"We get a lot of criminal justice students and law students who go on to apply for police jobs.

"Then we've got people like me, either retired or semi retired. Some get ill or become carers or have the 'audacity' to move out of north Brisbane,” she joked.

"They learn from us and we learn from them.

"We're not a demanding charity, they just need to go to a meeting once a month and some events for promoting and fundrasing.

"At the moment we are doing the Brisbane City Council Initiative - Keeping Brisbane Safe. So we go to the Eagle Farm Markets and do surveys of people's perception of crime and safety in their neighbourhood.”

Recently Crime Stoppers volunteers hosted stalls at the Emergency Services Expo at Volunteer Marine Rescue and plan to hold more stalls at shopping centres, markets and the Bracken Ridge State School Fair in coming weeks.

The Crime Stoppers meeting will start at 6.30pm on Monday, October 9 at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside.

For more details or to apply to volunteer online visit www.crime or phone 1300 309 355.

Topics:  boondall crime stoppers crime stoppers queensland kedron-wavell services club metro north police volunteers

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