Recruitment of Volunteers – Dorset Combined YOS (November 2020)

Summary: Attached is Dorset Combined YOS ‘safe recruitment of volunteers’ report and application form use in the recruitment of volunteers.
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  • Support recruitment of volunteers into the service
  • Provide an overview of safe recruitment to senior managers



Attached below are the following:

  1. Safe recruitment of volunteers report is a word document that details some of the requirements necessary to determine the appropriate level of safeguarding through the use of referees, introductory or trial period, a comprehensive induction and training programme and an enhanced DBS check.
  2. Application form is a word document which Dorset Combined has created which they use for the recruitment of volunteers



Implementing the practice:

  • The application form is emailed or posted to prospective volunteers.
  • The report is completed, on a three yearly basis by the volunteer coordinator at Dorset Combined YOS.
  • The report gives an overview of good practice when recruiting volunteers and is a tool to support to highlight to the YOS management team where the YOS- strengths and weaknesses are.




Youth offending team: Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service
Name: Julie Mackay