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Volunteer Application Form

Age UK East Sussex is committed to achieving a working volunteer environment which provides equality of opportunity, and freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political beliefs, age, sexual orientation or offending background.

1. Volunteer Roles Available

Please select up to 3 roles you would be interested in applying for. The first role being your ideal preference. Our main volunteer page has a list of our roles along with a detailed explanation of each if you need more information.

2. Personal Details

Your Availability

Please let us know about your availability to volunteer in the box below (for example: "I am available Monday Mornings, Wednesday from 2pm - 5pm and all day Friday").

3. Education and Training Details

4. Other Information in Support of your Application

Please include any relevant information here which supports your application, for example: previous employment, community work and interests

5. Car Owner/Driver

6. Reference

I confirm that all the information in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and that all the questions on this form have been accurately and fully answered. I give my consent for Age UK East Sussex to record, process and validate my personal information and sensitive personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulations and all other legislative provisions. My consent is conditional upon Age UK East Sussex complying with its legal duties and obligations relating to the recording and use of this information.

8. DBS Criminal Records Check

To help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers, we run Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on potential volunteers for certain volunteer posts, which would require them to disclose certain information on any previous criminal record that they may hold. It is a process carried out to help organisations make more informed recruitment decisions about the suitability of those seeking to volunteer in positions of trust, particularly for work including regular contact with vulnerable adults.

Where the role applied for involves working with children or vulnerable adults in a position of trust as outlined by the DBS we are allowed by virtue of the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act to request applicants to reveal their full criminal history (including ‘spent’ convictions) due to the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the position.

In assessing your suitability for a volunteer role Age UK East Sussex complies with the DBS Code of Practice, a copy of which can be obtained on request.
The Volunteer Role Description supplied will confirm whether a DBS check is required for the role for which you are applying.

I certify to the best of my knowledge, the information on this form is true and accurate. I understand that if the information I have supplied is false, misleading or incomplete in any way, it may automatically disqualify me from the appointment or may render me liable to instant dismissal without notice.

We hope you will assist us by filling in this monitoring form. We are an equal opportunities employer in practice, which is why we want to monitor our recruitment processes. The information will be used for statistical purposes only and for no other purpose. It will be treated in strictest confidence. The data will not be taken into account in shortlisting because it is detached from the application form before the panel see it. If you prefer not to complete the form it will not affect your application.

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

If yes, please provide any information that you feel would be helpful for us to know about your disability, so we can accommodate you better in the role if you are successful (e.g. sign language interpreter, level access etc):

Please select the option that best describes your...