Depending on our currently available volunteering opportunities, our basic criteria for volunteering at The Yard are as follows:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Able to commit to regular support over a sustained period
  • Able to pass a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check or Disclosure as appropriate
  • Able to provide satisfactory references
  • Willing to work to The Yard’s policies and procedures, especially Health and Safety, Child Protection and Equality

We ask our potential new volunteers to apply and attend one of our volunteer engagement evenings so we can get to know each other. We can then decide whether we have a suitable volunteering opportunity that will benefit us both.