How to apply

We have volunteers working in many different areas of the Trust. To match you to the most suitable role, we will meet with you to find out what you can offer and what you would like to do.  

Firstly, we ask that you complete a registration form for volunteers.pdf[pdf] 376KB.

Please return your registration form, by email or in the post to:

Involvement, Experience and Volunteering Team
Involvement Centre
Duncan Macmillan House
Porchester Road



Becoming a volunteer

You must:

  • be over 16 years old (some placements are over 18 and some are over 21)
  • be reliable, trustworthy, motivated, friendly and flexible
  • be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week
  • be able to commit to at least six months
  • have the ability to deal with difficult situations and be sensitive to others

When we receive your registration form, we make every effort to match your experience, skills, interests and availability to our vacant volunteering roles. It is important to give us as much information as you can about yourself and what you can bring to your volunteering.

If you are selected for a role, we will invite you to come in and meet with us. You will be asked to bring with you the approved forms of ID to complete your Disclosure & Barring Service Check (you will be told what these are). We will also seek two character references.

If you are successful, we will contact you to discuss next steps including further training, induction and other important information about your role. DBS checks and references can take up to six weeks so please expect your starting date to be up to six weeks after this.

Once everything has cleared we will contact you to agree on a start date and arrange for you attend an induction, either at the location of your volunteering or at one of our Involvement and Volunteering Centres.

Our team will keep you up to date on the progress of your application, and are available by email ( or by phone (0800 052 1415) between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday if you want to ask us anything.