Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application (#3)

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.


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:

Please note we will not be able to offer you a voluntary position without the receipt of two satisfactory references.

Additional Information

Skills and Experience




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

AT MTF we value your support and promise to respect your privacy. The data we gather & hold in relation to your volunteering is managed in accordance with current Data Protection Law. We will not disclose, or share personal information supplied by you with any third party without your consent. By providing us with any personal data, and signing this form, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and our privacy policy which is available on our website www.themustardtree.org or by calling 0118 956700.

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:

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.