Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will I be able to volunteer?

The recruitment process is between 6-12 weeks and all volunteers have to complete a full circle of recruitment such as an interview, DBS check, 2 references, Occupational health assessment and an induction training day.



 



How often do I need to volunteer?

We ask volunteers to offer a regular commitment so that they can become part of our team and both the volunteer and the organisation can mutually benefit. Most volunteers come weekly for 2-3 hours however some volunteers are able to commit to more time and are able to volunteer 2-3 times a week.



 



What skills and experience do I need?

That depends upon the role that you want to do within the station; however good communication skills, reliability and a good positive attitude are a must to be a volunteer.



 



I’m free to volunteer in the school/college holidays, Can I volunteer?

We expect a minimum commitment of one year from people who apply to be a volunteer. We don’t offer short term volunteering because of the time it takes to complete the recruitment and the financial impact.



 



Can you provide me with a reference?

Yes, certainly (once volunteered for a minimum of 1 year)



 



I need a placement for my college course can I volunteer?

Volunteering is not a work experience placement, volunteering is a long term commitment and it is volunteering your time to benefit patients not to gain work experience.