How to apply to be a Sanctuary Care volunteer

While we offer placements in all of our care homes, please note that all placements are at the discretion of the home manager based on their capacity to support a placement at a particular time.

When returning your form, you'll need to tell us three care homes where you'd like to become a volunteer, in order of preference. Depending on whether you're applying to be a regular volunteer, or complete a work experience placement, the steps to apply are slightly different:

Becoming a volunteer

  1. Complete the Volunteer Skills Checklist and Volunteer Application Form (download these below).
  2. Send these completed documents to our HR team at care.volunteer@sanctuary-housing.co.uk, who will review all applications.
  3. Care home managers will invite shortlisted applicants to an informal meeting or will arrange a phone call.
  4. Screening checks are completed (DBS or PVG checks and references) - just like with our employees, these checks are vital to ensure the safety of our residents. A PVG check is for Scotland only - it is the Scottish equivalent of a DBS.
  5. You will be invited for induction at your chosen care home.
  6. You start volunteering with Sanctuary Care.

Completing work experience

  1. Complete the most applicable profile document below (either the Student Profile Form or Work Experience Candidate Profile Form).
  2. Send us this and a copy of your CV to our HR team at care.workexperience@sanctuary-housing.co.uk, who will review applications.
  3. Care home managers will invite shortlisted applicants to an informal meeting or will arrange a phone call.
  4. Screening checks are completed (DBS or PVG checks and references) - just like with our employees, these checks are vital to ensure the safety of our residents. A PVG check is for Scotland only - it is the Scottish equivalent of a DBS.
  5. You will be invited for induction at your chosen care home.
  6. You start your work experience or student placement with Sanctuary Care.

If you would prefer, you can also send completed applications and supporting documents to us at:

Care Central Recruitment Team
Sanctuary Care
Cameo House
Castle Street
Worcester
WR1 3ZQ

How will we use your information?

For more information on how we use your information, please see our Privacy Statement.

Our volunteer charter

At Sanctuary Care, we've developed a volunteer charter to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that our volunteers are valued and supported in their role.

Volunteer Charter (PDF 71KB)

Download application documents

Click the buttons below to view and download application documents:

Sanctuary Care - Volunteer Skills Checklist (PDF 177KB)

Sanctuary Care - Volunteer Application Form (PDF 186KB)

Sanctuary Care - Student Profile Form (PDF 75KB)

Sanctuary Care - Work Placement Candidate Profile Form (PDF 79KB)

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:
NOTICE TO VISITORS

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn – Group Director Sanctuary Care 12 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Testing) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 7 May 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 30 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Food) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 27 April 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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