What is the application process?
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All volunteers within our key service areas will be expected to attend an interview. You will be required to provide two satisfactory references. Where appropriate and depending on the role, a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check will be carried out by the organisation at no cost to you, before inviting you to attend our training programme. 
What is the time commitment?
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We ask all of our volunteers to commit to volunteer with us for a minimum of 3-6 months. The weekly commitment will vary depending on the role but on average it is no more than 3 hours per week. 
Do you have any age restrictions?
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Due to the sensitive and sometimes emotionally challenging environment we work in, we ask that all of our volunteers who will be working in the Hospice are over the age of 18. However, we do accept those over the age of 16 in our retail teams helping in our busy retail stores. Also, for insurance purposes any of our volunteer drivers will need to be aged between 25 and 70. 
Do I need any special skills to become a volunteer?
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No not neccessarily, depending on the role you are interested in, the skills required will vary. However, it is important to remember that we will offer you suitable training for each role to enable you to fully enjoy you volunteer experience with us. 
Can I volunteer if I have been recently bereaved?
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We ask all of our new volunteers in patient facing roles at the Hospice to wait for a minimum of 12 months before volunteering with us. Although this seems like a long time to wait, feedback from volunteers suggests that this is an adequate adjustment time for those who have suffered the emotional trauma of losing a loved one. 
Do you offer training to volunteers?
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All volunteers working in key services will undergo an intensive training programme. Other volunteers who help with fundraising or events are offered training suitable to the role being undertaken. 
Will it cost me to become a volunteer?
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No. However if you are volunteering in a role that requires you to be registered with a governing body we will expect you to be a fully paid up member of that institution, unfortunately we can no help to contribute to these costs. 
Will volunteering affect my benefits?
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No. Volunteering does not affect the benefit payments you may receive. Volunteers are not paid for their time, but are entitled to be reimbursed for teir travel to and from Trinity. If in doubt, please speak with your local authority advisor. 
I'm not a British national can I still volunteer?
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If you are a resident of one of the member states within the European Union (EU), there are no restrictions for volunteering. However, for those of you from outside of the EU (Including refugees and asylum seekers), you’ll need to ensure you have an appropriate visa or provide confirmation that you are able to work within the UK, even though volunteering is not paid employment. 
Who do I contact?
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For general volunteer enquiries please email us at volunteering@royaltrinityhospice.london or contact a member of our team on 0207 787 1000. 
What roles are currently available?
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All of our current volunteer vacancies can be found here Hospice volunteer roles or Retail volunteer roles