Apply to volunteer at Changing Lives

To apply for a volunteering position please fill in the application form below which will get sent to our volunteering team. We will get back to you within 5 working days. Thanks!

If you would prefer to download an application form and complete it by hand, use this link, and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU

Personal Details

* Indicates required field

Date of Birth:

Contact Details

Relevant experience




Please provide details of someone who has known you for at least a year (this could be a previous employer or work colleague, teacher, doctor etc.). Please do not use relatives as references.

What is your relationship to the referees?

I am available on the following basis: (Please detail hours/days per week you can offer.)

Day of the week Morning (Please specify times) Afternoon (Please specify times)

Additional information

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Declaration

All information given will be completely confidential.

Because of the nature of our work, we need to know:


*NB. This includes 'spent' convictions as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We undertake Police Checks for all volunteers who are likely to come into contact with Changing Lives’ clients.


Volunteer monitoring form – Confidential

We wish to ensure that all aspects of volunteering with Changing Lives reflect equality of opportunity. Your co-operation in completing this form is greatly appreciated. Any information you give will be strictly confidential. You do not have to answer any of the questions, but to achieve a true picture of who volunteers for Changing Lives we would like to achieve 100% response.

Not answering any question(s) will not affect your application in any way.

1. Ethnic origin

The classifications we have used are those currently used by the Census. If you wish to classify yourself in some other way, please use the additional space provided.

White: White BritishWhite IrishAny Other White background

Mixed: White & AsianWhite & IndianWhite & Black AfricanAny Other Mixed background

Asian or Asian British: IndianPakistaniBangladeshiAny Other Asian background

Black or Black British: CaribbeanAfricanAny Other Black background

Chinese or other ethnic group: ChineseAny other (please state below)

2. Gender (please tick)


3. Disability

A disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out standard day to day activities.


Physical impairmentMental impairmentOther (please specify)

If you answered yes to the above question, please contact the HR department to ensure that all arrangements made are to your satisfaction.

4. Sexual Orientation


5. Religion or belief

ChristianHinduMuslimNo ReligionSikhJewishBuddhistOther (please state)

Declaration *

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