Volunteer Application Form

Your Details

Preferably we’ll need to contact you via both phone and email, so please provide both if possible.

Volunteering Information

Please note if you tick the Counsellor, Counsellor in Training or Comp Therapy option you will be required to submit a CV at this time.

Previous Experience

Character References
We seek at least one reference for all volunteer roles and some roles will require two references. Please give the names and addresses of two referees who have known you for at least 6 months. They should not be relatives. If you are unsure who to put as a referee, please give us a call.
Character Reference 1

Character Reference 2

Equalities and Monitoring
Cancer Support Scotland is committed to offering equal opportunities to all our volunteers. By completing this form, you will be helping us to ensure that we are engaging effectively with all our communities. This form is optional and you are not required to complete it.

In order to ensure you are the right fit for the role for which you have applied, we ask you to disclose any unspent convictions in the form below. You are not required to disclose any convictions which are considered ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offender Act.
You can work out whether your conviction is spent, and if it is spent whether it is protected, by looking at this information: https://www.mygov.scot/scotland-works-for-you (the guidance for individuals starts at page 38), or you can seek assistance from Citizen’s Advice Scotland or a solicitor.

If you have ever been convicted of an offence for which a sentence of more than two and a half years was imposed (regardless of the amount of time you actually spent in prison), this conviction can never be ‘spent’.

Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. Each case will be considered on its merits and in relation to the particular volunteer role. The circumstances of the offence will always be taken into account so please give as much information as possible.
As with all of your details, this information is treated in strictest confidence.