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Welcome

Thank you for volunteering to help at Lighthouse and/or Fresh Café.



This form is strictly confidential and, except under compulsion of law, will be seen only by volunteer co-ordinators appointed by the Lighthouse Trustees. It is important that all helpers complete this form.


Before starting the process of applying to help at Lighthouse/Fresh Café please be aware that you will be asked to give the details of two people who will be willing to provide you with a reference - name, telephone number and email address (all helpers) and your DBS Certificate details, if you have one, for those aged 16 and over at the time of Lighthouse.

Where will you be helping?

Please select which Lighthouse/Fresh Café you would like to volunteer to help at.

Lighthouse Beaconsfield is held at The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 1SJ. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse Burnham is held at The E-ACT Burnham Park Academy, SL1 7LZ. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse Cressex is held at The Cressex Community School, Holmer Ln, High Wycombe HP12 4QA. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse Hazlemere is held at Sir William Ramsay School, Rose Ave, Hazlemere, High Wycombe HP15 7UB. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse High Wycombe is held at The Highcrest Academy, Hatter's Ln, High Wycombe HP13 7NQ. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse Mansfield is held at Queen Elizabeth's Academy, 150 Chesterfield Rd S, Mansfield NG19 7AP. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse Marlow is held at Holy Trinity Church of England (A) School Wethered Rd, Marlow SL7 3AG. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Lighthouse Princes Risborough is held at Princes Risborough School. From Monday 30th July 2018 to Friday 3rd August 2018.

Your Details

Please provide either a home telephone number or a mobile number (both if you have them) where we, or your Lighthouse leader will be able to contact you, or leave a message.

Roles

Please tick as many roles as you would be happy to do (up to 6). We always try to assign people to jobs that they express a preference for but really appreciate it if they can be flexible.

More information on roles can be found by clicking on this link which will open a new window (close the window to return to this form).

Not all of these roles are available at all Lighthouses and some roles will be age specific according to the Lighthouse. Please check on the information on each role.

Your Availability

Please could you indicate your availability for Lighthouse week to the best of your knowledge. If your availability changes as Lighthouse week approaches then please email us at admin@lighthousecentral.org to let us know and we will change it for you.

Your Previous Experience

References

Please provide the name and email address of two people who 

1. are over 18 years of age

2. have known you for at least two years

3. who are not related to you OR to each other 

We will email them to ask for a brief personal reference. (Please note we cannot accept references from parents and this would delay your application as you will be asked to provide another referee.)

DBS Checks

For the protection of children in our care, we require all volunteers aged 16 and above during Lighthouse and Fresh Café to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

You will not require a DBS check ONLY if one of the following applies

  • you are not on site at the same time as children (e.g. overnight security, site build up and breakdown)
  • you hold a DBS Certificate for Lighthouse from 2016/2017 (certificates not registered with the update service are only valid for three years)
  • you hold a DBS Certificate for Lighthouse and have signed up to the DBS Update Service
  • you hold a DBS Certificate from another organisation which is for the 'Child Workforce' and you have signed up to the DBS Update Service


If you are not from the UK, alternative checks will be required. Once we have processed your application we will send you all the necessary details. If you would like more information regarding the DBS and DBS checks please see www.gov.uk/DBS. Our DBS policies including recruitment of ex-offenders are published at www.lighthousecentral.org.

T-shirts

For the safety and security of everyone at Lighthouse and to make all volunteers/helpers easily identifiable, we request that all volunteers wear a Lighthouse T-Shirt whilst on site.  If you are a new volunteer, or a returning volunteer that would like to order an additional T-Shirt, you can place your order here.  To help control the cost of Lighthouse, if you are able to give a suggested donation of £5 when you collect your T Shirt that would be really wonderful.

Declaration Questions

Please answer the following questions, if the answer to any of the questions is 'yes', please give details.

Declaration


I would like to help at Lighthouse and/or Fresh Café. I understand that these are Christian activities and I am happy to participate on that basis.
The information I have given on this form is true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to my personal details being kept on a database for a maximum of 2 years from signature date for purposes of Lighthouse administration and for possible contact by associated Christian organisations. The details will be kept confidential and restricted to Lighthouse Trustees and individuals nominated by them.
I understand that Lighthouse has policies for working with children and young people, which are presented in the Lighthouse Leaders Manual (available at www.lighthousecentral.org, also issued to all leaders before the event). I agree to abide by these policies.