Volunteers

CheckPoint Torbay recognises and values the contributions that volunteers can make to the lives of young people. Equally volunteering can be an extremely satisfying and worthwhile experience for the volunteer, for a variety of reasons. 

Volunteers currently support our work in the Drop-In Service, and we are actively recruiting volunteers for our new Independent Visitor Service. 

  • The benefits of being a volunteer include:
  • Making the difference to the life of a vulnerable child or young person
  • Being part of a national leading children’s charity 
  • Meeting like-minded people 
  • Feeling valued for your contribution
  • Learn & develop your existing skills
  • Improving career prospects

How we support you

  • Full training
  • Regular support sessions with your volunteer coordinator
  • Reasonable expenses paid

How to volunteer

Anyone over the age of eighteen years can apply to be a volunteer. An enhanced CRB check and five years of references will be required. There will be a 2-stage assessment process, the first will be general to all volunteers, and the second will be more specific to the volunteering role(s) you are interested in. This will be more detailed and might feel a little intrusive, but as a national charity working with vulnerable children and young people we have a duty to ensure that everybody directly involved with them, be they staff or volunteers, are safe and trustworthy. 

To apply to become a volunteer at CheckPoint Torbay you can either contact us directly for further information and an application form or you may apply through our volunteering pages.