Getting Involved FAQs
- Please fill out the application form stating which role you are interested in applying for
- We will contact you after we have reviewed your application to let you know whether we would like to invite you to an informal interview (within 2 weeks of the closing date)
- If your application is not successful this time, we can hold your details on file for 6 months and add you to the mailing list so that we can keep you up to date with any future opportunities
- After the informal interview we will let you know whether we can offer you a voluntary role within 7 working days
- We then take up references and arrange for any official checks
- A full induction and any relevant training is given
- You will then be ready to start volunteering with RAMM
Some of the roles at RAMM will require a CRB/ISA check and you will be informed of this when an opportunity is advertised. RAMM will support you through the process.
Full training for the role will be given when you commence your voluntary placement at RAMM. A full induction will be given by a member of staff when you begin volunteering.
Yes, although if you are from outside the EU you must ensure that your visa permits you to volunteer whilst in the UK and we may request to check your original paperwork. Volunteers from the EU are not restricted in any way.
For insurance purposes, all volunteers need to be over 16 (under 18s will need to have consent from their parents/guardians), but there is no upper age limit as long as volunteers can safely carry out their roles to the agreed standard. Work experience students must be at least 15 years of age at the time of the placement.
You can still volunteer if you are receiving benefits, although you must let the benefits office know and still be available to search for jobs, attend interviews and start a job when required.
Yes. We can pay up to £5 a day for reasonable ‘out of pocket’ expenses.
There is no minimum or maximum time that you have to give per week/month and most projects are reasonably flexible. However, we would ideally like volunteers in a Front of House role to initially help out for 1 year. It is worth noting behind the scenes work is generally restricted to office hours during week days whereas front of house duties also take place on Saturdays and in the evenings.
Please keep checking back regularly as all of our vacancies for volunteers are advertised here.
There are many different ways in which you can get involved with volunteering at RAMM from working with the public, to behind the scenes and out and about at other venues.
In accordance with our responsibility under the Data Protection Act, you should be aware that the personal information you are giving will be held and may be passed to other services of the Council, so that you are provided with the best possible support. We will not pass your personal information to external individuals or organisations unless there is a legal obligation to do so. We will also not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, unless we have specifically informed you that we will.