The Mustard Tree Foundation (Reading) operates a policy of equal opportunity and fair treatment for volunteering and development. The Mustard Tree Foundation is committed to Safeguarding and a copy of our policy is available on request.
Select which programme you would like to volunteer for - Select - Engage Wellbeing Engage Befriending Any References
Please give two referees to whom confidential enquiries may be made. We are looking for a recent employer/faith group leader, professional or community leader who you have known for at least 2 years. One must be a professional reference. If you are at university please give the name of your personal tutor. Referees must not be members of your family or spouse/partner:
How long have you known this person and in what capacity? How long have you known this person and in what capacity?
Please note we will not be able to offer you a voluntary position without the receipt of two satisfactory references.
Additional Information Do you have the daily use of a car? Do you hold a full current driving licence? Would you be willing to use your car as part of your volunteer role? What languages do you speak and at what level? Please give details: What days and times are you available to volunteer? Do you have a current DBS certificate that is registered on the Update Service? Have you completed any Safeguarding Training courses? Please state whether Child or Adult, the dates, and the name of the Awarding Body Skills and Experience Please list any skills and experience that you have which might be relevant to this role: What previous interaction, if any, have you had with young people? Please give some specific examples: Volunteering Please give details about why you would like to volunteer with Engage? Please relate to the specific role if applicable: If you had to choose between practical assistance and social/emotional guidance for a young person, which do you feel you would be better equipped to focus on? Health Do you have, or have you had any medical problems which may affect your work as a volunteer? Convictions Have you had any unspent criminal convictions? This post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any applicants for this post who are offered employment or who become volunteers for this organisation will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure & Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. A criminal record will not automatically bar a person from successfully taking up this post. Data Protection & Declaration
MTF would like to keep you up to date with details of news, events and fundraising activities using the contact details you have supplied. If you agree to be contacted for these purposes, please tick the relevant boxes:
I would like to be contacted about I would like to receive details of I agree to be contacted by How did you hear about us? - Select - Social Media RVA (Reading Voluntary Action) CharityJobs.co.uk Local Church – please state which Church: Other Terms and Conditions
Each role has different expectations. Depending on the role you are applying for, you may be expected to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Check (you will be contacted with more information). You need to be aged over 18 for some roles within specific projects.
I have read and understood and will adhere to the mission, values and ethos of the Mustard Tree Foundation and its projects and will not act in a manner that brings the charity into disrepute.
As part of your voluntary role you may be required to complete regular timesheets and communicate regularly with your project/team leader.
I declare that the information set out in this Application Form is to the best of my knowledge true in all respects, and I understand that giving false information/omitting to give information may mean that I am not able to volunteer. I am also prepared to apply for a DBS Check (if applicable) and agree to complete and return any necessary paperwork as part of my voluntary role.