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Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form

    Personal Details

  • Volunteer role, Skills and experience

  • Referees

  • Please provide the names of two referees who can provide a personal reference for you e.g. friend, neighbour, colleague, employer. The referees should have known you for at least one year.
  • Other policies

  • Having a criminal record is not in itself a barrier to volunteering, and we will only take relevant convictions or sexual offences into account. Our policy is in place to make sure ex-offenders are treated fairly. We consider each offence individually, looking at issues like risk to the client, how long ago it took place, the circumstances and whether they are relevant to the volunteer role. Anyone with a caution or conviction for a sexual offence against a child or vulnerable adult is considered unsuitable to volunteer. Please answer the question below:
  • If you are concerned about this and would like to discuss your individual circumstances further, please contact Helen Jones, volunteer development manager
  • If you are not a UK or Irish citizen, it’s important you check you are permitted to volunteer or carry out ‘unpaid work’ in addition to your main reason for entering the country, to avoid jeopardising your visa status.
  • If you cannot find the answer clearly on your immigration documentation, contact the UK Border Agency ( EU/EEA nationals from other countries are entitled to volunteer if they have one of the following statuses to volunteer:
  • • Pre-settled status
  • • Settled status
  • • A visa status that allows volunteering (as outlined on the NCVO website:
  • Declarations

  • How we will use your information

  • The information you give us on this form will be used to help us decide whether to recruit you as a volunteer - this is our ‘legitimate interest’ under data protection law. It will only be seen by staff involved in the recruitment process, and will be stored securely. We will retain unsuccessful application forms for up to 1 year from the date the application form was received.
  • If you are recruited we will retain your contact information in order to involve and support you. We will also collect additional information, such as next of kin details, and over time records of training, support meetings and where relevant, appraisals. Again, it will be kept securely, and only those people who need to see your information in order to involve you will have access to it.
  • All use of volunteer information will be relevant to their involvement, and may include:
  • • Contacting volunteers when necessary
  • • Making changes to role, support or equipment to improve accessibility
  • • Monitoring statistical details of our volunteers
  • • Providing ongoing support to volunteers
  • • Monitoring the quality of advice given to clients
  • • Addressing problems or complaints
  • You have legal rights over your data, including access to it, and the right to ask that it is corrected, restricted or deleted. There is more information on these rights on the Information Commissioner’s Office website:
  • If you have any questions about the use of your data, please contact James Roberts




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