Yes – we would very much value your help and expertise. As you will appreciate, we work with people at a time when they are dealing with complex problems and they can be very vulnerable. For this reason we need to carry out an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)) check before you can begin volunteering. However, if you do have any previous convictions, this does not mean that you cannot volunteer with us, so please talk in confidence to a member of the team if you are worried about this.
It is also part of our Volunteering Policy that if you are currently or have recently been a client of Nelson Trust services we would like you to be clean for a reasonable time from any substances and not currently attending any of the Trusts’ services before you join us in a volunteering role.