Keep up to date with all the latest news and information on volunteering with SU Scotland

2018 Volunteer Application/Update process

Applications to volunteer in 2017 are still coming in, particularly for school SU groups, so a huge thanks and welcome to all those new volunteers now getting involved in our work with children and young people.

The online application process was used by over 90% of our accredited volunteers this year and we intend to launch the new online update process after September.  This will focus on re-accrediting our current volunteers to December 2018.  We will of course still accept PDF or paper applications or updates for those opting to do so.

If you have any questions about the application 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 and we will do our best to assist.

Thanks again for your support and commitment to working with us in 2017 and we trust we'll see you again in 2018. 

2017 Volunteers Handbook

The new Volunteers Handbook for 2017 is now available - you can download a copy below. Please note we still intend to issue a copy of the handbook to all SU Group volunteers and to those confirmed as attending as a team member at an event in 2017. 

We hope you find it useful, and a special thanks to Dave on the front page for always looking so happy!

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.