Volunteer Commitment

Volunteering for Dorset Advocacy is a very rewarding experience. You will be helping people at important times in their lives. Here you’ll find details of the commitment we ask our volunteers to give.


Go through our application process

We’ll ask you to fill out an application form and attend an interview with a member of staff.

Have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

If you’re joining us as an advocate or in a role where you’ll be working with vulnerable people, you’ll have to have a DBS check before you start. The DBS check is free.Find out more about the DBS check on the Gov.UK website.

Attend training and team meetings
Respect confidentiality and follow safeguarding procedures

You’ll be given training on our safeguarding procedures.

Give a regular amount of time, as agreed with the Volunteer Manager

Our page on volunteer roles will give you an idea of a time commitment for each of the volunteer roles at Dorset Advocacy.


How do I become a volunteer?

Contact Becky Thomson, our Volunteer Manager. You can call her on 01305 251033 or email becky@dorsetadvocacy.co.uk. Becky will talk to you about volunteering and send you application information. When you become an advocate she’ll also support you in your role. You’ll work directly with other members of staff for non-advocacy roles. We hope you’ll join us, we’ll warmly welcome you into our busy team!