It depends on the role you are applying for. Community based volunteers who enter veterans’ homes must be 18, but you can volunteer at one of our rehabilitation centres at 16 with parental permission. For driving roles you will need to be 21. Specific details are available on each role description page. There is no maximum age limit to volunteer with us as long as you are able to undertake the role.
We have opportunities available to suit all schedules. Many opportunities are for only a couple of hours a week or even one day a month. We also sometimes have project type roles that maybe a couple of days a week for a period of time. We will try and work with you to find a suitable match that will fit in with your other commitments.
We provide an induction for all volunteers which includes an introduction to the charity and training to upskill you for your particular volunteer role. We endeavour to be as flexible as possible when it comes to times for people to attend training and offer some inductions outside of normal office hours.
Some of our roles require a DBS check which are stated when you apply for a role, having a criminal record does not exclude you from volunteering. References are generally required but it depends on the role. If you have concerns about references or the DBS checks please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You are free to volunteer as much time as you wish while you are receiving benefits and you continue to meet the rules of your particular benefit. Always check with your personal adviser before you start volunteering.