Our lines are open Monday to Friday 8pm to Midnight and Saturday/Sunday 4pm until Midnight.If our lines are closed, you can always call 999 or 111 or visit the following links:
Your references will be applied for immediately - please ensure your referees know this and ask them to check in their junk mail. It is a very short form.
You should have either:
*Started the application for your DBS certificate following the instructions on the guidance sheet already sent to you.
*Provided your automatic DBS update reference number for us to check
*Upload your current DBS certificate onto this application form as long as it is under 19 days old.
If you are unable to start your DBS application prior to training, unfortunately we cannot take your application further at this time, thank you.
All certificates must be enhanced, not standard. At the time of typing, the cost to yourselves is £15.85 and you pay this directly to Carecheck, not to ourselves as the transaction is nothing to do with the Charity.
Providing us with, or applying for, an enhanced DBS does not constitute an offer to volunteer with us.
You will be issued with DBS application guidance notes once we have processed your application form, subject to you meeting our trainee criteria.
Please note, when you give us an enhanced DBS certificate number, you understand we will use this information to conduct our own checks with the service to ensure validity and conformity.
Please note, ALL volunteers are required to be able to donate at least 4 hours of their time each week, thank you. PLEASE: Take time to fully consider the potential emotional impacts on yourself and those around you by volunteering with SOS, especially if you are applying to be a phone support volunteer. Conversations can be difficult, and what you are told in confidence can be distressing. Be honest and think it through. If you have any doubts at all, consider another role within our charity, such as a behind the scenes role IMPORTANT: ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE ASKED TO SHARE THE LOAD BY VOLUNTEERING 1 X SATURDAY EVENING EVERY 2 MONTHS.
Please provide a character referee who has known you well as an individual for at least 1 year. This does not have to be through work (if you're a student), although please do not use your spouse, partner or family members including in-laws A character referee cannot also be an employer referee and vice versa. You must provide 3 different names and email addresses.
You should be able to tick all boxes. We are a charity who communicates regularly by email. Therefore, your reading, writing and understanding skills need to be of a reasonable standard, meaning, you would be able to carry out all aspects of your volunteering.
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