Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer

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  • Q: Will volunteering cost me anything?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: I receive State benefits. Will volunteering affect them?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: Do I need references? What about a Criminal Records check?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: What volunteer training is involved? Why is it necessary?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: How much time will I need to give?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: I can only volunteer for a short period of time. Should I bother contacting you?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: Why do I need a role description?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: What support will there be?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: More Questions?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

  • Q: Can a young person volunteer?

    Answer:
    No, your benefits should not be affected. It is recognised that volunteering can help you move into paid employment, or can enhance your wellbeing by keeping you active or improving your confidence.

    It is important that you let your personal benefits adviser know about your volunteering and confirm that only out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed. Although it is not appropriate for us to get involved in your personal circumstances, let us know if you encounter difficulties and we'll try to help.

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