Volunteer FAQs

Here you will find the answers to some of the most common questions that our volunteers at CLIC Sargent ask:

Can I volunteer in a role that directly supports children and young people with cancer?
Do you offer training and support to CLIC Sargent volunteers?
If I receive benefits, can I still volunteer?
How much time do I have to give?
What references will I need to give?
Where can I volunteer?

Can I volunteer in a role that directly supports children and young people with cancer?

We occasionally have opportunities at our holiday home Malcom Sargent House and at our Homes from Home. If positions become available, they will be advertised on our Services Volunteers page

All of our other volunteering opportunities, from fundraising to office support, will help us to help children and young people with cancer.

Do you offer training and support to CLIC Sargent volunteers?

We’ll ensure that before you begin your volunteer role with CLIC Sargent you feel confident about the tasks you’ll be undertaking, and will continue to offer you support via your key contacts at CLIC Sargent and the volunteer support team.

If your role involves working with children, young people and their families, you will receive full training as part of the selection process, plus ongoing training and support.

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If I receive benefits, can I still volunteer?

Yes, the benefits regulations are clear that you can still volunteer but for full details of the conditions on specific benefits, please visit the Volunteering England website.

How much time do I have to give?

We have a wide range of opportunities, so whether you can volunteer on a daily, weekly, monthly, or ad hoc basis, your time will make a valuable and lasting difference to CLIC Sargent. 

We recognise that our volunteers have varying time commitments and we are dedicated to working flexibly with you to enable you to volunteer.

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What references will I need to give?

This will depend on the role you are taking on, but most volunteers will be asked for at least one reliable reference. For certain roles that involve working with children and/or young people you will need a criminal record check, which we will organise for you.

Where can I volunteer?

CLIC Sargent operates across the UK. Our volunteers can be found fundraising in their local communities, supporting at events, at our Homes from Home, in our offices and in our charity shops.

Whatever your location, we can use your support!

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Find out more

For more information about volunteering with CLIC Sargent, please contact our Volunteering team on: volunteering@clicsargent.org.uk.

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