• References

    Please give the contact details of two people who will be able to comment on your suitability to volunteer for the Refugee Council. They should have known you for at least a year, and cannot be a member of your family. One of these people should ideally be a previous employer, tutor or volunteer manager. If this is difficult for you because you have been in this country for a short time, please let us know and we can discuss it further.
  • REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT

    Under the provision of this Act you must give details of any unspent offences. If you are unsure of rehabilitation periods, i.e. the time the conviction becomes unspent, you can obtain information from the Volunteer Coordinator. All successful applicants for volunteering will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure, when the provisions of the Act apply, e.g. when the role entails working with children or vulnerable adults. The disclosure of convictions will not necessarily be a bar to volunteering and only relevant convictions will be taken into consideration when deciding on whether a volunteer role will be offered.