eve recognises the important contribution that volunteers make to the achievement of our goals and to the delivery of services for people who come to us for support. We acknowledge that without your help the services delivered by eve would be much the poorer and will therefore continue to recognise and value your contributions.
eve works to meet the requirements of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore, all applicants who regular volunteers will be subject to a criminal record check from the Data Barring Service prior to commencing as a volunteer. This will include details of cautions, reprimands, or final warnings, as well as convictions. Having any of these will not necessarily mean that you cannot volunteer with eve.
We recognise that volunteering can provide important experience and training for individuals, which concerned which may help them to find paid employment or to progress in other ways such as making new friends and having the opportunity to contribute to their community. This will be recognised and encouraged by eve.
People who have used our services need to have personally moved on from the issues of domestic abuse in their own life before seeking to support others suffering from domestic abuse. Therefore people who have used our services cannot volunteer, or apply for work which involves supporting women and children until they are free from the abusive relationship and have finished using eve’s services for three months. Volunteering which does not involve direct client support, e.g. fundraising activities, sorting donations, some admin tasks etc. may be undertaken via the Helping Hands Forum.