Volunteer Application Form

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering for Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service.
We could not provided our services without the contribution of hard working Volunteer Advisers.

After completion of the form one of our team will contact you to explain the next stage of the application process and answer any questions you may have.

Personal Details

If you have a disability please tell us about any special requirements we may need to make to assist you at the informal interview or during any subsequent volunteering with DAGCAS. We will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments as required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Volunteering with DAGCAS
Experience of volunteering
Disclosure Scotland

You are required to agree to a disclosure check with Disclosure Scotland. You may need a criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland if you’re applying for paid or unpaid work, volunteering, or things like applying to adopt a child.

Disclosure means sharing sensitive personal information. Disclosure Scotland checks and shares information about people’s criminal records. This helps organisations to employ the right people for certain types of work, like working with children or protected adults.

A basic disclosure is the most common and lowest level of disclosure available. It includes information on any ’unspent’ convictions the person has.

References

• Please provide the names of two referees. (must not be related to you)
• All volunteering positions are subject to satisfactory references & completion of training.
• References will only be requested after informal interview

Data Protection Act 1998

In order to help you we need to maintain a record of your case, which may contain sensitive personal data. The law says we need to obtain your consent to do this. Everything you tell us will be treated confidentially.

Sensitive personal data is defined as information relating to any of the following: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexuality or sex life, offences and/or convictions.

For the purposes of the Act the Data Controller is Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Advice Service.

We will assume that you have given your consent to the CAB maintaining a record of your case unless you notify us to the contrary.

Declaration

• I accept that data from this from will be kept on a computerised database, and will be kept manually if I am selected by D&G CAS as a Volunteer.
• I consent to a disclosure application being made under the terms of the Police Act 1997, if I become a Volunteer.

I CERTIFY to the best of my knowledge that all information contained in this form is true and correct. I realise that false information or omissions may lead to the rejection of my application or dismissal as a Volunteer.