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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ


You may need a PVG/Disclosure check before you start your volunteering role.

What you need to know:

A disclosure (PVG) check is an in-depth criminal record check used by employers/voluntary organisations on behalf of applicants to ensure they are suitable for the role in question. At this level, it shows information of all cautions, warnings and reprimands a person has. PVG is the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme that is administered by Disclosure Scotland. It ensures that people deemed unsuitable to work with children and/or protected adults are refrained from doing so. If you are doing regulated work for an organisation, then it is advised to get checked for each organisation you are involved with.

  • If you are a volunteer and looking for more information on how to get a disclosure check for the role you are applying for, please speak with the organisation you are applying with.
  • If you are an organisation that requires more information on the Disclosure Checks process and/or enrolling your organisation with Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services, please view information on the Volunteer Scotland website.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Any contribution big or small can make a huge difference. There are many benefits to yourself and others when you volunteer!

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