Volunteer Support Team

Supporting Volunteers to thrive

As a youth movement, we believe in creating a safe space where young people are valued, safe and happy. To ensure this, Urban Saints has a thorough safer recruitment process which includes completing disclosure checks and taking references. If you are thinking of Volunteering, these pages will explain everything that is involved.

Who are we?

Welcome to the Volunteer Support Team! If you are Volunteering with Urban Saints, or thinking about becoming one of our amazing Camps or Groups, then we are the people who will sort out all your Safer Recruitment Checks and ensure you are fully equipped for your role.

John Rose - Senior Administrator

Sophie Harris-Blount - Administrator

Camps and Groups may be assigned to a particular member of the Team who will be your point of contact for all questions or enquiries, however you can always contact any member of the team by emailing Volunteersupport@urbansaints.org


What does the process look like?

1.) Speak to someone. Speak to your Camps or Group Leader or contact Urban Saints to find out more about Volunteering. 2.) Complete the application form. Depending what role you are interested in, we will ask you to complete an application form. 3.) Safer Recruitment checks. A member of the Volunteer Support Team will be in contact with details of what checks we need to complete. 4.) Disclosure and Training. If we have asked you to complete a new Disclosure check or training please complete these as quickly as possible. 5.) References. If we require references we will contact the people you have provided to get references for you. 6.) Cleared to serve. Once all your checks are complete, we will contact you to let you know, and if appropriate, when you can start volunteering.


Every Volunteer who is involved with Urban Saints must go through our Safer Recruitment process. Depending on the role you are applying to do, you may be required to complete:

Urban Saints takes the recruitment of Volunteers seriously, as part of our wider policy on Safeguarding Children and Young People. With this in mind we require all Volunteers to complete new disclosure checks, references and training at least every three years. 


How to contact the team

Email: volunteersupport@urbansaints.org

Phone: 01582 589850 

Webpage: urbansaints.org/volunteersupport

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