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Volunteering

What would you do?

There’s no obligation for volunteers to attend or to give a minimum amount of time.. You decide how much time you are prepared to give.

Only agreed out-of-pocket expenses*, such as travel between home and worksite and set lunch will be provided

In general (see exceptions below) there is no minimum or maximum age as long as:

  • you are able to make a useful contribution;
  • there is no minimum age requirement for the task; and
  • the activities are suitable for your age and not detrimental to your welfare or education.

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must give permission for you to volunteer and you must be supervised by an adult and not left alone. We cannot always provide supervision so this may restrict younger people to volunteering with their parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit. Older volunteers are welcome to stay for as long as they can carry out their work effectively provided they are not putting their, or others’, health and safety in jeopardy.

The exceptions are:

  • Full-time volunteers should be 18 or over.
  • Asylum seekers and refugees are welcome to volunteer with us

We have insurance cover for damage to property and personal injury.

Volunteering shouldn’t affect your right to benefits. As long as the only money you receive is to cover your volunteering expenses, such as travel. There are no limits on the amount of time you can volunteer for, as long as you continue to meet the conditions of the benefit or tax credit you are receiving.  If you are in receipt of welfare benefits it is advisable to speak to the Job Centre about your voluntary work.