Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer. Volunteering within the Royal Borough may involve regular or substantial contact with children or vulnerable adults and so you will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). We are unable to allow you to begin your volunteering until a satisfactory DBS has been received. When we have received your application, you will be invited for an informal meeting with us. We will be able to discuss the volunteering options that suit your interests, availability, as well as enable us to plan for training needs. For this meeting, we will also ask you to bring some identification documents. This allows us to submit the DBS application online.
Personal or work reference details
Please provide the name and email address of one person who can be contacted to obtain a reference. The person you choose is someone who knows you well, such as a long-time friend or current/previous employer. Please note that referees must not be related to you.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Having current convictions does not automatically prevent you from volunteering. We consider applicants on their merits. Our volunteering positions involve working with children and vulnerable adults.
You are therefore required to give full details of all convictions and cautions or prosecutions pending, including any 'spent' convictions. Any information which you give will be strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the application.