What do BS3 volunteers do?

Rather a lot! There are many different ways of volunteering with us, including stewarding, event planning, marketing, fundraising, tweeting, and much more!


Is there an age limit?

No,  anyone that is interested in volunteering can get involved!


I don't have any experience of volunteering. Can I still apply?

 Of course!


Will I be paid?

No, afraid not.


Do I get to choose what I do?

Yes! That’s the joy of this, you can choose what works for you!  


Will there be an interview?

No, we don't hold formal interviews but we like to have an informal chat to see what you're interested in and to see if we think you're a good fit.


Can I leave if I don't like it?

Of course you can. We would ask that you let us know the reason why.


Can I claim benefits while volunteering?

Yes. Volunteering does not affect your benefits‚ although you may have to let the Job Centre staff know.


Will this count towards my volunteering hours for DoE?

This activity may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Skills Volunteering Section, please check with your DofE Leader for applicability before applying.


Can I volunteer with a friend?

Of course!


Will I receive a reference for my volunteering?

Once you have completed three months of regular volunteering then we are happy to provide a reference for you.


I'd like to volunteer with you, what happens next?

Sign up to Volunteer Makers and we'll be in touch about arranging an informal chat in the next few weeks.


Will I need a DBS check? 

Yes, for some of the volunteering roles. We can help support you with this.