A volunteer can request either a standard or enhanced check as described above.

According to the DBS definition of a volunteer, the applicant must not:

  • Receive any payment (with the exception of travel and approved out-of-pocket expenses)
  • Be on a work placement
  • Be on a course that requires them to do this job
  • Be in a trainee position that will lead to a full-time role or qualification

If any of the above apply to the applicant they will be required to carry out a paid DBS check instead.

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