Full-time Voluntary Workers – what to do next

If you are interested and wish to know more about becoming a full-time Voluntary Worker please contact us using the details on the Contact Us page.

Prospective UK Workers will be invited to visit prior to any offer of a placement. This is your introduction to Cambridge Cyrenians and an opportunity for us to decide whether we think you would be suitable as a Worker and also an opportunity for you to decide if volunteering with Cambridge Cyrenians is for you. Visits must include at least part of one weekday to enable you to meet all of the relevant staff members.

Prospective overseas Workers will be offered an interview by phone/skype. Non-EU applicants will require Cambridge Cyrenians to provide a Certificate of Sponsorship and to obtain a visa. In addition, as of April 2015, all non-EU applicants will also be required to pay a health surcharge of £150 to £200. This will need to be paid to the Home Office at the same time as applying for a visa. The surcharge will entitle non-EU Workers to access the National Health Service in the same way as a permanent resident. The Volunteer Co-ordinator can provide further information about this.

All Workers will be required to provide proof of ID., normally a copy of their passport before being made an offer, and sight of their passport again on arrival.

You can print off the application form [PDF].

The application form is also available in Microsoft Word.