How to apply to be a volunteer
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Search our list of volunteer opportunities available.
Once you find an opportunity that suits you, select it and then click the “sign up” button.
You will now start creating your own volunteer profile, once you have completed and submitted it, a member of staff will contact to discuss your application.
If you don’t hear from us within 5 working days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the opportunity you have expressed an interest in and the date you completed your application. We will chase it up for you.
If you have looked through our opportunities but are unsure about the option and want some help please email email@example.com.
Whatever your reason for becoming a volunteer there are huge benefits for you and your community. We will help you to achieve your personal goals.
Volunteering provides the experience and qualifications employers look for, it shows them that you are committed and have employability skills.
You will receive training to prepare you for volunteering and to enhance your activities. We work in partnership with other training providers and will signpost you to appropriate training for example – confidence building, employability skills, drug awareness and mental health awareness.
You should not be out of pocket financially, where possible we will reimburse pre-agreed expenses such as mileage and car parking.
- A full induction to your role within the service
- Regular support and feedback from a supervising officer
- A written description of your volunteer activities
- Application of Health and Safety policies to volunteers’ activities.
- Clear policies for reimbursing volunteers’ expenses
- Recognition of the different roles and responsibilities of volunteers and paid employees
- Ongoing opportunities for training
When carrying out your volunteering activities you are expected to be ambassadors for Lancashire County Council and/or Lancashire Constabulary. Your volunteering activities will add great value to the services we offer to the people of Lancashire.
In relation to your volunteering activities you must:
- Be reliable, committed and professional.
- Act in confidence and with discretion
- Embrace equality and diversity values
- Have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all people you deal with
- Abide by all relevant health and safety and data protection legislation
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details around volunteering.