Please note that we are only able to provide DBS checks for specific volunteering projects and opportunities. If you are uncertain whether or not we can provide a DBS check for the project you are applying for, please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0117 33 18600 before coming in for your check.
We can provide DBS checks for the following:
- Volunteering with one of our student led Volunteering projects.
- Volunteering with a Bristol Hub project.
*Please note that not all Volunteering projects/Bristol Hub projects require a DBS check in order to participate. If you are required to do a DBS check you will be notified by the project coordinator/Bristol Hub and then instructed on next steps!*
If you are running a project that you believe requires DBS checks, but that is not covered in the list above, please get in touch with the Student Services team at email@example.com to see whether you need to complete our DBS self assessment form.
You will also need to complete our online safeguarding training module in order to volunteer with children and vulnerable adults, this is free and can be found here.
The DBS check is an important criminal records check you will need to complete in order to volunteer with some of our projects. The following guidelines will help you through the process.
1) Checking you need a DBS Check
2) Lived outside the UK in the last 5 years?
3) Get your application processed by Bristol SU Staff
4) Track your Form
5) Completed Checks
Bringing your Identification:
You need to bring 3 forms of identity with you, please visit this link for an up to date list of acceptable forms of identity. You will need to provide 1 document from Group 1 and 2 further documents from Group 1 , 2a or 2b; one of which must verify your current address.
If you have any further queries or questions, please visit an applicants guide to completing a DBS Form here. Or alternatively, you can ring the DBS Customer Service Call Centre on 0870 90 90 811.
Tracking your DBS
You are now able to track your DBS check online; this will enable you to reuse your DBS. Better still, the online service is free for volunteers. Click here to find out more.