Volunteer Form

So you’re interested in joining Team Spotlight as a volunteer? Here’s the form to make it happen.

Whether you’re a dab hand with a yo-yo or spend your working hours as a rocket scientist, we’re interested in it all because you never know where it could lead. (Napoleon and his army used yo-yos to relax before the battle of Waterloo, just so you know.)

Please fill out the form with as much detail as possible and this will go to our Volunteer Coordinator, who will get in touch about current opportunities at Spotlight related to your interests. We have new opportunities coming up all the time, so there is always a way to get involved. We promise to keep all the details you provide here confidential and not to share them with anyone else. If you’ve got any questions before sending the form in, email

If you are under 18 and looking for volunteer opportunities, please email our Youth Volunteering Coordinator via to find out more.

If you ticked yes you will be required to disclose details of your history at interview stage

Please note a caution or conviction may not prevent you from volunteering with Spotlight but failure to disclose relevant information will result in immediate dismissal. In order to protect the young people we work with volunteers will undergo enhanced DBS checks.

Please provide below the contact details of two referees who must not be members of your immediate family. If possible, one of these referees should know you from work or education.





Below are some things you’ll need to know about volunteering at Spotlight. These are here to make sure everything runs smoothly and safely, so please read.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) (Previously CRB)
To ensure the safety of our young people, every volunteer at Spotlight undertaking Regulated Activity will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Insurance/Health & Safety
Volunteers are covered by both Public Liability insurance and Poplar HARCA’s liability insurance whilst you are at Spotlight or engaged in agreed Spotlight tasks.

Internet security/ Information security
You may have supervised access so we will ask that you read and agree to our Data Protection Policy and Guidance, Confidentiality Policy and Agreement, Acceptable Use Policy and Electronic Information Security Policy.

Spotlight and Poplar HARCA is committed to protecting your personal information. The information collected above will be used to provide services to you. We will never pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party, unless we have obtained your consent or when legally required to do so. All information collected will be stored on our internal database for monitoring and service provision purposes. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to Poplar HARCA using your information as outlined here.