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A charity that welcomes the community,
embraces the family and engages with nature.

VOLUNTEER PATHWAY

So, you think you would like to volunteer for us, but you are not sure where to start?  Read on…

Give the office a call on 01823 433 614 and have a chat with Deb Farley, our Volunteer Co-Ordinator.  Deb is in the office on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  Deb might suggest you pop in for a chat and give you some paperwork, or she might arrange to email you the paperwork (called a Volunteer Application Pack).

Once you have the Volunteer Application Pack, you need to complete it, plus apply for your DBS check online (if you are 16+), and fill in your Somerset Skills and Learning paperwork (if you are 19+). Don’t worry – this is all detailed in the pack.

 

You will then need to provide 2 personal character references written by people who have known you for at least 2 years and who are not relatives. These references can be in either letter or email format. Please e-mail them to: deb@conquestcentre.org.uk

Once all this is complete, you will need to attend an interview (it sounds formal – it’s really not). Bring your completed Volunteer Application Pack, references, Somerset Skills and Learning paperwork (if applicable) and the 3 forms of identification you used to complete your online DBS check. *Payment required (£15 DBS check fee and £10 volunteer training day fee)*

You are then ready to attend a volunteer training day! We hold one volunteer training day per month, on a Saturday (start: 9.30am, finishing at approx 2.30pm). Check with your interviewer for the next available date or look at the on-line calendar.

Then ……….. start volunteering!