Recruitment process for volunteers

The recruitment process to become a volunteer varies from role to role, but generally follows the same steps.

  1. All volunteer roles are advertised on our website, with role descriptions and other information to help you decide to apply
  2. Find a role that’s right for you
  3. Fill in an application online
  4. Applications are initially reviewed by our Volunteer Coordinator
  5. We will then create a shortlist from all applicants
  6. Shortlisted applicants are interviewed face-to-face at our Head Office
  7. We complete various screening checks, including references and DBS
  8. If successful, you can start volunteering. Some roles may require a trial session

We undertake post-interview recruitment screening checks on everyone who volunteers for us (in a similar way that we undertake pre-employment checks on employees) for a number of reasons including regulatory, legal, good governance and as good volunteering practice.