Volunteer Application

Please complete this form if you're interested in volunteering with CHAS and have seen a specific opportunity. If you haven't spotted a role but are still interested in volunteering or have any questions about volunteering for CHAS please call us on 01577 866065 or email volunteering@chas.org.uk

Please also get in touch if you require any support completing this form.

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.

Volunteering Preferences

If you haven't seen a specific role to apply for please get in touch and talk to someone from our volunteering team by calling on 01577 866065 or email volunteering@chas.org.uk

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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.

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Unspent convictions

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.

You can work out whether your conviction is spent, and if it is spent whether it is protected, by looking at this information: https://www.mygov.scot/scotland-works-for-you (the guidance for individuals starts at page 38), or you can seek assistance from Citizens' Advice Scotland or a solicitor.

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'.

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.

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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

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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.

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.

If you’d like more information on how we use and store your data please read our privacy policy