Thank you for your interest in joining our GFS Volunteer Team! Firstly we need to find out a little about you, your skills and why you would be an amazing volunteer. The information you provide here will be used to contact you in regards to your application.

Your details

Are you already a GFS volunteer?
No - I'm registering for the first time.Yes - I currently volunteer with GFS

Your first name

Your second name

Your date of birth:

Your email address

Your phone number

Your address
Street address



Your volunteering interests

Which GFS volunteering role(s) are you interested in/are already involved in?Roles working directly with girls and young women are open to women aged 18+ only.
Setting up a new GFS group near meVolunteering for a role working directly with girls and young women in an already existing group.Volunteering to help out in a home or office-based support roleFundraising

Your availability and commitment

How much time are you able to/currently dedicate to volunteering with GFS each week?

How long would you be able to volunteer for?

Your DBS status

Do you have a current advanced DBS check for working with young people? Don’t worry if you do not have a current DBS at this stage, we simply need to know for admin purposes.

About you

You don't have to write an essay or your entire CV here. Bullet points are just fine.

Please briefly tell us why you want to volunteer for us:

Please tell us about your education, training, work experience and any other relative experience you have suitable for the role.


Please provide the contact details for two people who could offer a character reference for you.
At least one reference would need to be from someone who knows you on a professional/academic basis and another could be from a friend.

We will only get in touch with your referees once a volunteer role has been offered to you and you wish to proceed to the next stage. This section is optional, however it would help us greatly if you could fill this information now so we can process your application faster.

First reference
Their first name

Their surname

Their email address

How do they know you?

How many years have they known you?

Second reference
Their first name

Their surname

Their email address

How do they know you?

How many years have they known you?

Equality and diversity

Information provided in this section is kept private and confidential and will not be used as part of your application.Providing this information helps us to monitor our commitment of attracting and retaining volunteers from a diverse range of communities.

What is your gender?

What is your sexual orientation?
HeterosexualGay/lesbianBisexualOtherPrefer not to say

Do you have a disability?
YesNoPrefer not to say

What is your ethnic origin?

What is your native language?

What is your religion?


How did you first hear about GFS? (optional)This helps us find out which of our marketing methods are the most effective use of our funds.

Subscribe to our newsletter (optional).We're a charity, so we may also provide information about other ways to get involved such as adult membership and fundraising opportunities from time to time. We will never spam and we will never sell your information to third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.


I have answered this form truthfully and to the best of my knowledge. I agree to Girls Friendly Society keeping information about me as part of their volunteer recruitment process and to contact me in relation to this volunteering form. This information will be kept in strict confidentiality subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR 2018.
I have read and agree to the GFS Privacy Policy

So what happens next?

Please fill in the form below. This will be sent to GFS Head Office and stored in our secure database.

  1. A GFS staff member will be in touch using the information you provide in this form, usually within two to three weeks.
  2. There will be a short, informal interview with a local GFS staff member at a time that is convenient for you to tell you a bit more about volunteering with GFS. This will be an opportunity to discuss your volunteering requirements, interests, availability and any potential local GFS groups (if working with girls and young women).
  3. If there is a suitable role available and you are happy to go ahead with volunteering, we will process your two references and DBS application (if applicable to the role).
  4. We will then arrange induction and training as appropriate to your role, and get you started.