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Voluntary Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will it cost me money to volunteer?

A. No, we will reimburse all your costs for car/public transport relating to your volunteering role. We would just ask that you keep clear records and any receipts.

Q. Will I be able to choose my hours?

A. Yes we ask you to volunteer at least 3 hours per week for a 6 month period; however you can choose the days and times you wish to volunteer.

Q. What happens if I do not like my Voluntary role?

A. Please contact the Voluntary Service Manager who will speak to you about the issues and try to place you somewhere else.

Q. Will I be provided with a uniform?

A. Yes you will be provided with a tabard and/or a polo shirt.

Q. Can I take long holidays?

A. Yes, as you are a volunteer you are not contractually obliged however we do ask for you to inform us when taking holidays for our records.

Q. What if I have any queries or questions during my time as a volunteer?

A. All volunteers will be given their own personal handbook that they can add to themselves to build up an information reference book.

Q. What is a DBS?

A. A Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously known as a CRB) is a record of an individual's Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands and Warnings normally held on police systems.

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