• Community Advice Ards and North Down

  • Application Form to become a Volunteer

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Community Advice Ards and North Down – the charity for your community. Please fill in all the required fields and click the submit button at the bottom of the application when you are finished. The information that you provide is confidential. Someone will get back to you in the very near future regarding your application.

  • Please provide a brief history of your work and or volunteering experience, if any, include titles, role descriptions and dates.
  • Please set out how your skills and experience make you suited for the role/s you have identified.
  • What do you hope to get from volunteering at Community Advice?
  • What do you think are some of the main problems facing your community?
  • Please indicate below the times when you are generally available (e.g. Monday mornings, Tuesday all day, Thursday evenings) and how many hours or days per week you would like to volunteer.
  • Are there any periods that you are unlikely to be available, e.g. holidays or other commitments?
  • The following question relates to applicants for Adviser and roles that deal directly with the public. Is there any reason why you cannot work with vulnerable adults or children?
  • References

    Please give the contact details of two people, other than your family, one of these should be your previous employer (if any). If you have previously volunteered with Community Advice, one should be the Manager you worked for.
  • First Reference
  • Second Reference
  • Please tell us about any specific needs you would like us to take into account, either at interview or if we offer you a volunteer role e.g. Disability or caring responsibilities.
  • Where did you hear about volunteering at Community Advice?
  • Declaration

    Please be advised that if you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to declare any previous criminal convictions. All advisers and some other roles will be asked to undergo an AccessNI check before starting. An AccessNI check will only be carried out on successful candidates. This information will only be seen by nominated officers separate to the recruitment panel.
  • Candidates who are selected for interview will also be subject to an identity check. Interviews may include a practical test of numeracy, understanding written information and IT skills.
  • I understand that I am applying for a position as a volunteer and that I will have to sign a Volunteer Agreement before commencing with Community Advice.
  • I declare that the information given in this application form is correct to the best of my knowledge and I understand that any offer of a volunteering role will be dependent on references being considered satisfactory. Any application submitted electronically by an applicant will be treated as if signed by that applicant.
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