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.