--- Mr Mrs Miss Ms
Email (if you have access)
Are you interested in any particular type of volunteer role(s)?
e.g. adviser, receptionist, administrator, social policy co-ordinator, campaigner, PR and marketing, fundraiser, IT support co-ordinator, trustee, financial capability worker, peer education worker, information assistant, gateway assessor
Describe any skills you have that would be useful for the role you wish to do.
Some we have thought of include dealing with people face-to-face or on the phone, speaking / writing a language other than English, sign language, filing, research, using a computer, helping people to learn
Is there anything you have done over the past few years that you would like to tell us about?
e.g. employment, work experience, volunteering, community activity (involvement in tenants' associations, school activities, support groups, etc), caring for children, other relatives or a friend, classes, training courses
Why do you want to volunteer for the CAB? What do you hope to get from the experience?
What do you think are some of the main problems facing your community?
It is useful to know when you will be available to volunteer. Please indicate below the times when you are generally available:
Please indicate approximately how many hours or days per week you would like to volunteer for
Are there any times that you are unlikely to be available, e.g. school holidays?
Is there anything else you would like to say about yourself?
Please give the names and addresses of two people, other than your family, who can tell us about you - e.g. an employer, teacher or someone who knows you well.
Reference 1 - Name
Reference 1 - Address
Reference 1 - Postcode
Reference 1 - Email
Reference 2 - Name
Reference 2 - Address
Reference 2 - Postcode
Reference 2 - Email
Please tell us about any specific needs you would like us to take into account, either at the interview or if we offer you a volunteer role e.g. mobility.
This information will be treated as strictly confidential.
Our policy on convictions
We only carry out Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for roles working directly with clients in services targeted at vulnerable adults or children. Our policy is in place to make sure ex-offenders are treated fairly.
We consider each offence individually, looking at issues like risk to the client, how long ago it took place, the circumstances and whether they are relevant to the volunteer role. Anyone with a conviction for a sexual offence against a child or vulnerable adult is considered unsuitable to volunteer.
Entitlement to work or volunteer
If you are from outside the EU / EEA, it’s important you check you are permitted to volunteer or carry out ‘unpaid work’ in addition to your main reason for entering the country, to avoid jeopardising your visa status.
If you cannot find the answer clearly on your immigration documentation, contact the UK Border Agency (
Volunteer diversity monitoring information
The CAB service is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. We encourage and welcome applications from all people, whatever their background, who are interested in applying to be volunteers regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. In order to achieve these aims we need to know about the diversity of people who apply to be volunteers in the service. Please help us by providing the following information. All information will be treated confidentially and will be separated from your application form before your application is considered. This information will not affect your application.
The Citizens Advice service believes that people are disabled by the barriers society places in their way and not by their own impairments. We believe everyone has a role to play in society and we want the service to benefit from the widest range of talent available.
Do you consider yourself to be a disabled person or do you have a long-term health condition?
--- Yes No Prefer not to say
Volunteer role title
--- <25 25 - 34 35 - 44 45 - 54 55 - 64 65+
--- Male Female Prefer not to say
How would you describe yourself?
Choose one section and tick the appropriate box within it.
--- White - British White - English White - Scottish White - Welsh White - Northern Irish White - Irish White - Gypsy or Irish Traveller White - Other Mixed - White & Black Caribbean Mixed - White & Black African Mixed - White & Asian Mixed - Other Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi Asian or Asian British - Chinese Asian or Asian British - Indian Asian or Asian British - Pakistani Asian or Asian British - Other Black or Black British - African Black or Black British - Caribbean Black or Black British - Other Other - Arab Other - Any Other Prefer not to say
What is your sexual orientation?
--- Bisexual Gay man Gay woman / lesbian Heterosexual / straight Other Prefer not to say
Religion or belief
Which group below do you most identify with?
--- No religion Christian (incl. Church of England, Catholic, Protestant & other denominations) Buddist Hindu Jewish Muslim Sikh Other, please state... Prefer not to say
What made you apply to be a volunteer?
e.g. newspaper article, poster, through a friend