e.g. adviser, receptionist, administrator, social policy co-ordinator, campaigner, PR and marketing, fundraiser, IT support co-ordinator, trustee, financial capability worker, peer education worker, information assistant, gateway assessor
Some we have thought of include dealing with people face-to-face or on the phone, speaking / writing a language other than English, sign language, filing, research, using a computer, helping people to learn
e.g. employment, work experience, volunteering, community activity (involvement in tenants' associations, school activities, support groups, etc), caring for children, other relatives or a friend, classes, training courses
Our policy on convictions
We only carry out Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for roles working directly with clients in services targeted at vulnerable adults or children. 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 conviction for a sexual offence against a child or vulnerable adult is considered unsuitable to volunteer.
Entitlement to work or volunteer
If you are from outside the EU / EEA, 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 (https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi).
Volunteer diversity monitoring information
The CAB service is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. We encourage and
welcome applications from all people, whatever their background, who are interested in applying to
be volunteers regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership,
pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
In order to achieve these aims we need to know about the diversity of people who apply to be
volunteers in the service. Please help us by providing the following information.
All information will be treated confidentially and will be separated from your application form before
your application is considered. This information will not affect your application.
Which group below do you most identify with?