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Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer

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Q: Do I need references? What about Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks?

Alzheimer's Society is absolutely committed to the wellbeing of the people we help and to the people who help us, including volunteers and employees. After we have met with you we will usually seek two references. For those roles that put you in regular contact with vulnerable people we will also apply for an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check from the relevant agency.

These processes do not cost you anything. However, they do help to ensure we operate in a safe and supportive environment. Having convictions does not automatically prevent volunteering. We'll discuss issues on a case by case basis, in a sensitive and supportive way