Some volunteering opportunities we advertise require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Most of the opportunities we advertise state a DBS check is needed in the description but sometimes the organisation will tell you themselves that you need one.

As a Brunel student the University can organise your DBS check for you, with no cost to yourself. However this can be quite a long process that requires some paperwork. We have broken the process into simple steps for you, please see below:

Step 1: Apply for your volunteering opportunity online

Step 2: Once we have received your application and the organisation/charity have given you a start date you will need to come to the Brunel Volunteers Shop for you to fill out a DBS form.

Step 3: Please bring three pieces of identification. For example passport and your driving license and something that proves your address and contact details such as a bank statement or tenancy agreement from your halls.

Step 4: This form is then sent to the Admissions Office. After submitting your initial DBS registration form you will receive an email from the Admissions Office explaining that your DBS check needs to be completed online and you will be given a username and password to do so.

Step 5: When your DBS check is complete, you will receive your certificate in the post. This process normally takes up to 3 weeks.

Step 6: Keep your certificate in a safe place as you will need to show it to your project leader.

Confused about the DBS? Come in and speak with us or email us at brunel.volunteers@brunel.ac.uk


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