Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer

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  • Q: Will volunteering cost me anything?

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

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

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

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

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

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

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

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

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

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

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

  • Q: Why do I need a role description?

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

  • Q: What support will there be?

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

  • Q: More Questions?

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

  • Q: Can a young person volunteer?

    Answer:
    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 Records 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.

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