Application process

One of our volunteers

To join our team of volunteers you must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that if you are under 18 years of age, you will need your parent/guardian’s permission to volunteer. Referees must have known you for at least 2 years. This can be a tutor, manager, colleague, neighbour, friend etc. We cannot accept references from relatives or partners.

Once we have assessed your application and received favourable references, we will invite you to attend an informal interview. If you are selected to go forward, you will also need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health clearance, which is to ensure that you will not be put at risk by the role you are about to undertake. You can help to progress your application by answering any questions promptly and monitoring the progress of these checks.

 Provided your checks are a good match for your role, the final step before you start your first shift as a volunteer will be to undertake an induction and appropriate training, which may include attendance at a training day.

Application forms

If you would like to apply to be a member of either Think4Brum or YPAG, please use our online application specifically for these youth advisory groups.

Think4Brum/YPAG application

Snow Angel, Breastfeeding Peer Support, FPAC and Chaplaincy applicants should complete an online Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest

Otherwise please apply online using our

Volunteer application form

Documents and information you’ll need

You’ll need at least three forms of identification to complete the application process. You will need to be able to provide documents that prove:

  • Your identity information, such as a passport, identity card, photo driving licence or UK birth certificate
  • Your right to work in the UK (even though you are only volunteering, we are obliged to check this)
  • Your address
  • Your age, such as a passport, driving licence or UK birth certificate.

You’ll also need details of:

  • Any convictions or police cautions.

You may also need access to:

  • Your immunisation record (your GP might have a copy of this).