Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer

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  • Q: Will volunteering cost me anything?

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

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

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

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

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

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

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

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

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

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

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

  • Q: Why do I need a role description?

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

  • Q: What support will there be?

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

  • Q: More Questions?

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

  • Q: Can a young person volunteer?

    Answer:

    The Society welcomes young people to volunteer: a young person is defined as up to 18 years of age. A young person can participate as a volunteer in most roles within the Society, so long as they are under constant supervision. However, a young person who is below school leaving age will not be exposed to any high risk roles while volunteering. We have specific requirements that must be followed when a young person volunteers, including gaining parental consent.

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