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Volunteer Application

Please complete this form if you're interested in volunteering with CHAS - you might have seen a specific opportunity or feel that you have skills and experience that would be useful.

Either way, we'd love to hear a bit about you and have a chat to discover what works best for you and CHAS.

Volunteer Application Form

Once you have applied for a role we'll be in touch right away to arrange a time to meet and tell you more about CHAS and volunteering. We'll answer any questions you might have, and will discuss volunteering roles which interest you.

A few things you need to know

As part of our volunteer recruitment and selection process, we ask all volunteers to disclose any unspent convictions.

Volunteer roles that involve direct contact with children and families (such as roles within CHAS at Home and our hospices) also require membership of the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) scheme, which involves a full background check. We can give further advice about this at the Information Session and provide you with the forms that you need.

Even if you have a criminal record you might still be able to volunteer. Each application will be looked at individually and in relation to the particular volunteer role. For any offence, the circumstances will always be considered so please give as much information as you can.

About You

For legal reasons, some of our volunteer roles are restricted to certain age groups. We'll talk to you about the opportunities available to you when we receive your application.

Volunteering Preferences
Unspent convictions

If you have ever been convicted of an offence for which a sentence of more than two and a half years was imposed (regardless of the amount of time you actually spent in prison), this conviction can never be 'spent'. It is an unspent conviction. In order to ensure you are the right fit for the role for which you have applied we ask you to disclose any unspent convictions in the form below. You are not required to disclose any convictions which are considered 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offender Act.

Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. Each case will be considered on its merits and in relation to the particular volunteer role. The circumstances of the offence will always be taken into account so please give as much information as possible.

As with all of your details, this information is treated in strictest confidence.

Unspent Conviction 1
Unspent Conviction 2
Unspent Conviction 3
References

All potential volunteers are asked to provide details of two referees, and the references they provide help us assess your involvement with CHAS.

Your referees should be people who know you well and are willing to provide a reference for you. Your referees cannot be family members and ideally should have known you for at least six months.

Reference 1
Reference 2
Equality and Diversity

Children's Hospices Across Scotland aims to provide equal opportunities and fair treatment for all volunteers.

The information below is anonymous and will not be stored with any identifying information about you. All details are held in accordance with data protection legislation.

The information below will be used to provide an overall profile analysis of our volunteers helping at CHAS to achieve an equal and diverse volunteer base. You do not have to complete this section if you do not wish to do so.

Date of birth

How would you describe your ethnic origin?

Section 6 (1) of the equality act states that a person has a disability if:

  • That person has a physical or mental impairment, and
  • The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Declaration

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: