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2019 Volunteer Application/Update process

The 2019 SU volunteer accreditation process will begin on 1 September 2018 and accreditation will be valid to 31 December 2019.

Please note if you complete the accreditation process before 1 September you will be accredited to 31 December 2018 only. 

If you are new to volunteering with SU or returning after a gap and want to create an account immediately, please get in touch with the Volunteers Department in the first instance. 

If you have any questions about the process, obtaining references, PVG membership or anything at all related to volunteering with SU Scotland, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at or by phone on 0141 352 7610 and we will do our best to assist.

There is a guidance document available below for those using the online process. 

2018 Volunteers Handbook

The new Volunteers Handbook for 2018 is now available - you can download a copy below. Please note we still intend to issue a copy of the handbook to all school SU Group volunteers and to those confirmed as attending as a team member at an event in 2018. 

We hope you find it useful!

Volunteers no longer doing regulated work with SU Scotland

Disclosure Scotland and VSDS (Volunteer Services Disclosure Scotland) have been contacting PVG Scheme members for some time now to ensure that if they are no longer doing Regulated Work they advise Disclosure Scotland. This is to ensure that their membership of the PVG Scheme ceases.

In this way volunteers’ confidential information will be protected i.e. the voluntary body, in our case SU Scotland, no longer becomes an interested party if a person becomes under consideration for listing (barring from regulated work).

You might already have received an email from either body explaining this process.

Our volunteers might consider ‘taking a break’ from a child care role with the intention of returning after a short while. If you are thinking about stopping a voluntary role that involves working with children then please contact us first by email or by phone on 0141 352 7609 to discuss options surrounding this decision. 

If you do decide this will be a long term decision then please let Disclosure Scotland know you are no longer doing Regulated Work by using the form which can be downloaded from here.