Volunteer Application Form

We ask everyone interested in volunteering with us to complete this application form. It requests your contact details and a little background information on what you’d like to get out of volunteering with SOSEA or what you would like to contribute to SOSEA.

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Personal Details
Title (Mr, Mrs etc.)
First Name
Last Name
Post Code
Telephone Home
Telephone Work
Mobile Number
Volunteer Role

Please give us details about what you areinterested in doing as a volunteer – indicate all that apply and pleaseremember that appropriate training can be given for each role.

Community Contact

Our Community Contacts help us to promote SOSEA within Victoria, building up partnerships and links with State and local Government, health and care services and people within the other various communities in Victoria, and encouraging our members to participate in community events and services.

Administrative/Research Volunteer

We welcome volunteers with either administrative or research experience in order to enable us to achieve our outcomes, by helping with the collection and analysis of data and information and the writing of grants and reports or by carrying out specific administrative tasks which support the work of SOSEA.

Why are you interested in this role?

Please tell us why you want to volunteer withHealthwatch Trafford and what you hope to get from your experience with us. Thiscan include any relevant voluntary or paid experience, any qualifications,hobbies or interests that you have had that would help you undertake the rolethat you are applying for.

Why I’d like to volunteer with SOSEA
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Where did you find out about SOSEA?

When would you be able to volunteer with us? Pleaseprovide the times you are available. Our Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Or give a total if the day cannot be fixed
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Supporting Information

Please provide us with the names of two people to provide a reference. They must be over the age of 18 and must not be related to you. They should have known you for at least two years. These can be previous employers, university tutors, personal acquaintances or anyone else who can comment on your suitability for the volunteer role. Referees will only be contacted after your interview if you are accepted, to ask their opinion of you as a potential volunteer.

First Referee
Full Name
How do you know this person?
Second Referee
Full Name
How do you know this person?

As a community association, your role may involve you working with children and young people

Do you have a working with Children Card? 


Some of SOSEA’s volunteering opportunities may involve direct contact with potentially vulnerable members of the public. This means that, you may be required to declare your entire criminal record including cautions, reprimands, final warnings and criminal convictions categorised as spent under the above legislation. 

This information will only be disclosed to specific SOSEA Executive members.

Have you been convicted of a criminal offence?

If Yes, please provide details:

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Declaration of interests
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Please declare any possible conflicts of interest here. Please speak to a member of SOSEA Executive team if you are unsure.

Data Protection

As part of our volunteer management processes we may collect and store sensitive personal data about you. We are required by law to obtain your consent to such data being recorded. It is our policy to store data relating to recruitment procedures for a minimum of 12 months after the date on which it is submitted. Any information of this nature will be treated confidentially. 

Sensitive personal data is defined as information relating to any of the following; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexual orientation, offences and/or convictions.

Any information you give in this form will be kept on SOSEA database and in accordance with the Data Protection Act will not be shared with anyone else without your permission.