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The Specialist CRB/DBS Checks Agency

Are you eligible for a Volunteer DBS check?

Are you eligible for a Volunteer DBS check?

What is a Volunteer?

A person engaged in an activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other
approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party other than, or in
addition to, a close relative.’

To qualify for a volunteer check, the applicant must not:

  • benefit financially from the position for which the application is being submitted
  • receive any payment (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses)
  • be on a work placement
  • be in a trainee position or undertaking a course of study that will lead to a full time role/qualification
  • be a paid foster carer or a member of a foster care household.

Important Information

All enhanced checks, including voluntary, can only be obtained through an employer or an agency and must meet the eligibility requirements for that level of check.

Need a DBS check?

If you require a DBS check for a volunteer, a standard DBS check or an Enhanced CRB check, simply contact us today.

2 Responses

  1. Good evening,

    I need to find out if I’m eligible for a volunteer DBS check. I’m in need of checking my previous convictions to enable me on answering questions correctly for the settlement scheme.
    Could someone kindly support with this, please f not direct me to someone that can. Would be much appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Hugo correia

    • Good Morning Hugo,

      Unfortunately we only deal with criminal record checks for employment purposes, for the information you require please contact the DBS on 03000 200 190 or

      Kind Regards
      Criminal Records Services

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