Volunteer Form


COS needs to collect personal information about you in order to process your application form - It will also form the basis of a confidential personal record in electronic format. The data will be retained for administrative and statistical reporting purposes.

Following completion of your voluntary role it will be held for one year and will then be destroyed under secure conditions. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act, the information provided on this form will only be disclosed to those who have a legitimate reason to see it.

The lawfulness of processing this information under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act is for Legitimate Purposes 6(f) and in compliance with legal obligations 6(c).

COS would like to make you aware that you have the following rights regarding the data we are required to collect about you:

  • Make a Subject Access Request
  • Rectification of any incorrect information we hold about you
  • Restriction of further processing of data
  • Right to be forgotten where information has been provided with consent

Should you wish to complain about any aspects of how we have handled your personal data you can contact the Supervisory Authority (ICO) at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

COS’ Data Protection Officer can be contacted if you have any questions about how we handle your personal data by emailing stephanie.woodcock@signsightsound.org.uk









REFERENCES / GEIRDA: Should you be offered a volunteering opportunity with COS, we will need to undertake two references for you. One referee should be your current or most recent employer or tutor. Os cewch gynnig cyfle I wirfoddoli gyda COS, bydd angen inni gael dau eirda ar eich rhan. Mae’n ofynnol i un canolwr fod yn gyflogwr diweddar neu diwtor/athro.

Criminal records will be taken into account only when the conviction is relevant. Declaring a conviction will not prevent you from being considered for a volunteer role. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However there are certain roles in Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound are exempt from the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and for these you are required to disclose all criminal convictions, including those which are ‘spent’. Consideration for these roles will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check and POVA/POCA check with the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This check will request details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. We will contact you if further information is required.

Criminal records will be taken into account only when the conviction is relevant. Declaring a conviction will not prevent you from being considered for a volunteer role. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However there are certain roles in Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound are exempt from the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and for these you are required to disclose all criminal convictions, including those which are ‘spent’. Consideration for these roles will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check and POVA/POCA check with the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This check will request details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. We will contact you if further information is required.