DBS Checks for Volunteers

An individual cannot apply for a Volunteer DBS Check for themselves, the organisation or charity that person is voluntarily working for should apply for the check on their behalf. 

Volunteer DBS Check

£ 18.50

  • Results in as little as 24 Hours
  • 5 star applicant support
  • No registration or setup fees

What is a Volunteer DBS Check?

DBS checks for Volunteers can be conducted at a reduced rate for both a Standard and Enhanced levels depending on the type of role the applicant is carrying out. In order to be eligible for a Volunteer DBS Check, the applicant must meet the below qualifying criteria and be working in regulated activity with children or adults.


Do I qualify for a Volunteer DBS (CRB) check?

In order to apply for a Volunteer DBS check, a person must not:

  • Benefit directly from the position for which the DBS application is being submitted
  • 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


The DBS Definition of a Volunteer

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) Regulations 2002 defines a volunteer as:

“A Person who is engaged in any activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party and not a close relative.”

At Personnel Checks we offer a reduced cost for Volunteer DBS checks of just £18.50 per person (including VAT). The price of the application for a Volunteer check is free from the DBS (CRB), we simply charge a small administration fee for processing the application on the organisation’s behalf.


Can I Apply for a Volunteer DBS (CRB) Check?

DBS checks for volunteers can only be applied for by the Organisation or Charity that the individual is working for. Individuals cannot apply for Volunteer DBS Checks on themselves.

If you would like further information on how to apply for DBS Checks for Volunteers in your organisation, contact Personnel Checks today on 01254 355688.


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