Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for considering volunteering to help with Wycombe Homeless Connection. Please fill in the details requested below, and click the button at the bottom. Filling in this form does NOT commit you to work as a volunteer. We shall get in touch with you.
Depending on how many applications we are processing and how long it takes for your referees to respond, this may take a few weeks.

If you have any queries and concerns in the meantime, please email the volunteering coordinator on di.morrish@wyhoc.org.uk

Firstly, please key in a 'username' and 'password'. The username should be a shortened form of your name, and the password should be something you can remember easily. If you become a volunteer with WHC, you will be able to use the username and password to log on to this website to check your commitments.
Username (maximum 20 characters)
Password ...and again (so we can check that we got it right)

Do write down your username and password so that you don't forget them!

Now we need some personal details.

We will use these to run the organisation, including, for example, to facilitate communication and plan shifts. We will hold them on our database and not pass these on to any other organisation unless required by law. Should you wish your details to be removed, contact us, and we shall delete them. Please note that the reason for asking your gender is so that we can ensure that there is at least one woman and one man at each session where necessary. This ensures that there will always be at least one volunteer who is the same gender as any specific guest. Similarly, if we know the year in which you were born we can try and avoid volunteer teams which consist entirely of young (or retired) volunteers.

First name and Surname Gender Born in the year

Email address
Land line telephone number Mobile telephone number

Address

Our normal method of communication is email. If you do not have an email address, please list your preferred method to be contacted by:

Your church or other place of worship

Wycombe Homeless Connection was originally set up by a group of local churches working together. You do not need to belong to a church or other place of worship to take part, however if you do, it is helpful for us to know which one. Please select the name of your church or other place of worship from the list below. If you don't belong to one, or you do not want to answer this question, please choose the appropriate option. If your church or other place of worship is not listed, choose the "not listed" option, and key in the name and town of your group in the box on the right.

Referees

Given the nature of the work, we need the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two people who could give us a reference.

First Referee Second Referee

What kind of work would you like to be involved with? Choose as many options as you wish from the following list.
Volunteer at sessionsCook at sessionsLaundry done at home
PublicityFund RaisingPraying for the charity
Administrative HelpI would be interested in mentoring a homeless guest.

First Aid
First Aid training is not required for all volunteers However, if you are trained, it is useful for us to know about it. If you want to be trained in First Aid, we can arrange it.

Do you have a valid First Aid qualification?

If so, give the title of the certificate you hold?
and when does it expire (please give the date in the format DD/MM/YYYY, so that the 25th of December 2009 becomes 25/12/2009)

We now need to know a little more about you.

  1. Please tell us briefly why you are interested in volunteering with us and what you hope to gain from it.
  2. Please tell us briefly whether you have any previous relevant experience.
You might include aspects of your professional training or work, or details of previous voluntary work if they are relevant. But note that many of our volunteers are completely new to this kind of work.