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Volunteer with The Watch

If you want to make a difference in your community, we want to meet you! We are seeking a diverse team that reflects the population of the city.

Members of The Watch "Observe and Serve," lending a hand where ever needed and enhancing community safety through social outreach, connection and intervention.

Under the supervision of a well-trained employee Team Lead, volunteers of The Watch:

  • Patrol the downtown area on foot providing directions, first aid, tourist information and whatever assistance they can provide to anyone in need

  • Provide Safe Walk services on request to anyone in downtown Lethbridge

  • Conduct wellness checks for identified individuals who may be outside for a prolonged period of time, but are not in medical distress

  • Assist local businesses in managing negative behaviours in their area through positive, interactive conversations

  • Arrange for safe needle pick up, when required

  • In times of medical emergency, provide lifesaving first aid and Naloxone, if required

  • Work with government, health and local service providers to connect people to the help they need, such as:
    • Detoxification and treatment services
    • Housing and shelter
    • Transportation

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a Canadian Permanent Resident

  • Have no record of criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, or any outstanding criminal or internal investigations prior to volunteering with the LPS
    • Candidates who have lived outside of Canada for six (6) months or more over the past ten (10) years will need to demonstrate this by providing a Police Certificate from each country in which they have resided

  • Walk multiple kilometers per volunteer shift

  • Be able to commit to The Watch Basic Training Couse

  • Be willing to commit to a minimum of one, four-hour shift per month

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An enthusiastic and outgoing personality

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Previous customer service experience

  • An understanding of mental health addictions and social issues

  • Fill out/provide the following information:
    • The Watch Application Form
    • The Civilian Security Clearance Declaration Form
    • A Police Certificate from each country a candidate has resided in if they have been outside of Canada for six (6) months or more over the past ten (10) years
    • Two (2) valid pieces of government-issued identification. One (1) of these pieces of identification must include a photo. This is required to process your Police Information Check.  
      • Examples of Photo Identification (this list is not exhaustive):
        • Driver’s Licence or Identification Card
        • Passport
        • Nexus Card
        • Permanent Residence Card
        • Indian/Metis Status Card
      • Examples of Non-Photo Identification (this list is not exhaustive):
        • Provincial Healthcare Card
        • Birth Certificate
        • SIN Card
        • WIN Card
        • Boating License
        • Immigration Papers

  • Visit the BambooHR Career Portal and submit your completed application package with ALL the supporting documentation listed above.

  • If successful, The Watch Manager will arrange for an interview.

  • If the interview process is successful, a Security Clearance Check and Background Check will be conducted.

All volunteers must complete a 24-hour Basic Training Program, which which takes place in one week over four evenings and a Saturday. 

Volunteers are also provided with comprehensive training that includes:

  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • Street awareness
  • Patrol safety tactics
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Diversity awareness
  • Report writing and note-taking
  • Mental health awareness
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Additional courses, as required

The City of Lethbridge is an equal opportunity employer.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. We will only contact individuals selected for interviews.

Personal information is collected as part of the Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) employment application process. This information is securely stored and only disclosed and used by authorized LPS personnel for the purpose of determining candidate suitability and eligibility for employment with LPS, in keeping with Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions regarding the collection and use of this personal information, contact the Access and Privacy Unit directly.



Lethbridge Police Service
135 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1

Non-Emergency Phone: 403-328-4444
General Inquiries Phone: 403-327-2210
Email: General Inquiries
(not monitored 24/7)

Hours for public access:
Monday to Friday - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Closed weekends and statutory holidays



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