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.
Please select which Lighthouse/Fresh Café you would like to volunteer to help at.
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.
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 email@example.com to let us know and we will change it for you.
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.)
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
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.
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.
Please answer the following questions, if the answer to any of the questions is 'yes', please give details.