Volunteer Application form

Apply to be a volunteer

We’re always keen to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer for us. Please complete the application form below, and we aim to be in touch at the latest within three working days.

Please check your Spam/Junk email folder if you don’t receive a reply from us within this time; sometimes our emails to you may have been delivered there.

IMPORTANT: If you apply via this form, you agree to Central and South Sussex Citizens Advice retaining the information you give us on our records system. Your information may also be retained in a paper file held securely and accessed by the Citizens Advice service. If your application is not successful, we will store your information securely for six months.

For more information on how we use and store your data, please see our volunteer privacy policy.

Please tick here to confirm you agree to us storing your personal data in this way.

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We can work with you to fit your hours around any caring responsibilities or other needs you may have.

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.


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 (www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk)

Citizens Advice values diversity, promotes equality, and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage volunteer applications from people of all backgrounds, age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation. Monitoring recruitment and selection procedures is one way that helps us to ensure that there is no discrimination in the recruitment process. To do this we need to know about the diversity profile of people who apply for volunteer roles at Central and South Sussex Citizens Advice.
The information you give us is confidential and used for monitoring purposes only. It will not be seen by anyone responsible for making recruitment decisions. However, if you would prefer not to answer any of the questions we ask, please tick 'prefer not to say'.
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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.


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