Camera Base volunteers: making the difference

We operate closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Central Wellington in partnership with the Police, and we're seeking volunteers to help monitor them and make the city a safe place to live, work and play.

Logo for the Cuba CCTV programme featuring a stylised image of a security camera reflecting Cuba Street at night.

Thanks to Wellington Free Ambulance for their assistance with this video.

Get involved

  • Give something back to your community
  • Provide support to the Police and Council
  • Use your observation skills

What you will do

The cameras are a valuable tool in helping to prevent and reduce crime, identify vulnerable people and provide intelligence to guide safety initiatives. 

You will be actively monitoring the Wellington Safe City cameras and reporting relevant incidents. You will interact via radio with Police and Council’s Local Host team.  


We provide full induction training followed by mentoring from the existing volunteers until you are confident with the Camera Base processes. Ongoing training and development will be provided.

What you need to apply

  • New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence status
  • Ability to pass Police checks
  • Computer skills
  • Good English language skills - verbal and written
  • Clear and logical thought processes
  • Ability to describe observations over the phone and in writing
  • Ablility to work independently and as a team member in a range of situations

Register your interest

Read our privacy statement.

Shift schedule

We are currently recruiting volunteers who can work during the day (9am-5pm) to expand our coverage.

Volunteers are expected to do at least two shifts per month so that the Camera Base has adequate coverage and that volunteers remain proficient.