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DBS Checks

If you are working with Children or Vulnerable Adults, Staff and Volunteers may be required by law to have a DBS check, depending on the role being undertaken. Volunteer Centre Dorset can help with DBS checks for Volunteers and Staff from any Voluntary or Charitable Organisation in Dorset. Staff and Volunteers complete their DBS check with the Volunteer Centre via an online platform, we currently use uCheck to provide this service who charge an administration fee for each application. 



To enable us to continue to provide this service, taking into account increasing costs and limited funding, we have had to introduce a pricing structure as follows:

One-off initial charge to register your organisation (your organisation name will be on the DBS certificate)

£30.00 (inc VAT)

For organisations with an income under £50k, the first 12 volunteer checks are FREE. Additional checks will be subject to the same charges as in the rest of this table



£15.60 (inc VAT)

Staff - Basic

£37.20 (inc VAT)

Staff - Enhanced

£61.20 (inc VAT)


We will continue to provide advice and guidance on DBS checks free of charge as part of our core services. 

If you are a larger organisation and would like information on uCheck to register and administer your DBS checks yourselves, please contact us.



To apply for a DBS check, you will need to supply the following documents / Information for each applicant, which can be scanned or be clear photographs:

  • Driving Licence (Current Address) or Birth Certificate
  • ​Passport (Valid in date) or Birth Certificate
  • Proof Of social history i.e. Council Tax or Utility Bill Gas, Water, Electric, Bank Statement

Please contact Volunteer Centre on 01305 269214 or email [email protected] for more information or to arrange an appointment.


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund