14
March
2019

Volunteering as a Befriender: Do I Need a DBS Check?

Volunteering as a befriender is a brilliant way to make a difference in someone’s life, and can be immensely rewarding. According to Age UK, nearly half of all people aged 75 and over live alone. Befrienders help to tackle loneliness …

23
November
2018

DBS checks for volunteers: Which check do you need?

Requesting DBS checks for volunteers is an important process to understand when you have volunteers in your organisation. Not only will you have to confirm their eligibility for a DBS check, but you’ll also have to ensure they meet the …

21
January
2016

What is the DBS Checking process for volunteers?

This week we look at the DBS Checking process for volunteers. Firstly, let’s look at the definition of a volunteer: “A volunteer is any person engaged in an activity which involves spending unpaid time doing something which aims to benefit …