What you need to know

Applying for a volunteering role

Volunteer plays with childUnfortunately, we can't accept speculative applications, so please only submit applications if you are interested and suitable for the specific roles listed. The number and types of opportunity change regularly so please do keep checking back.

All applications are assessed against the criteria outlined in the volunteer role profile, so please remember to include details demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Royal Blind volunteering vacancies 

Scottish War Blinded volunteering vacancies

PVG and Unspent Convictions

Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. Each case will be considered on its merits and in relation to the particular volunteer role. 

If you are applying for a role where you can come into direct contact with children, young people and the elderly (all vulnerable groups), you must have a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) disclosure check. Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded will do this check and will need you to tell us about any criminal convictions you have, even those that have been ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The circumstances of the offence will always be taken into account, so please give us as much information as possible. As with all of your details, this information is treated in the strictest confidence.