Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application

Volunteer role, skills and experience

For example, talking to people face to face or on the phone, IT skills, helping people learn, speaking / writing in a language other than English, British Sign Language, good verbal / written communication skills etc.
For example, employment, work experience, volunteering, community activity (involvement in tenants’ associations, school activities, support groups), caring for children, other relatives or friends, classes, training courses etc.


It is useful to know when you will be available to volunteer. Please indicate below the times when you are generally available: *
This information will be treated as confidential. Please be assured that we will be supportive in discussing any adjustments with you at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.


Please give the details of two people, preferably who know you in a work related, academic or professional capacity. For example, an employer, teacher or tutor, colleagues or ex-colleagues, or someone who knows you well (other than your family).

Our policy on convictions

We typically only carry out Standard, Enhanced and Enhanced with child and or adult barred list, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for roles working directly with clients in services targeted at vulnerable adults or children.

Citizens Advice Barnet will ask about unspent convictions after a conditional volunteer role or employment offer. Having a criminal record is not in itself a barrier, 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 including 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.

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 www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk


If you have given us any information about your health, disability or access requirements, under data protection law we need your explicit consent to hold or use that information. We will only use it in order to allow us to make reasonable adjustments and/or to keep you safe, and it will be held securely.


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. 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

If you have any questions about the use of your data, please contact Volunteer Recruitment – volunteer@barnetcab.org.uk.