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Services We Provide

As well as assisting volunteers and voluntary organisations, we also offer a range of additional services...

Free DBS checks for volunteers

We offer DBS checks for volunteers from any voluntary or charitable organisation in Dorset. Some organisations require you by law to have a DBS check, for example if you are working with children or vulnerable adults. All you need is a valid passport, driving license, National Insurance Number, and proof of address (such as a utility bill). If you come into the Volunteer Centre to complete the DBS check then this service is free of charge. If you would like us to visit you at your organisation to complete the check, then we will charge a small fee to cover our travelling and administration costs (£10 per volunteer + 45p per mile travelling costs). Please contact Tony Lees at the Volunteer Centre (01305 269214) to arrange an appointment.

 ID badges

If your organisation needs secure ID badges then we can print them here at the Volunteer Centre for you. Prices start from £4.50 per badge and includes a lanyard and a badge holder. You can either design the badge layout yourself or use a template we provide or we can do a custom design at an additional cost. If you would like to know more about ID badges, please contact Paul Tayler at the Volunteer Centre (01305 269214) or email p.tayler@volunteeringdorset.org.uk 

 First Aid Courses

We hold Emergency First Aid at Work courses in various locations throughout Dorset. The course is delivered by Sirius Business Services LTD and is delivered using presentations and practical workstations over one day. You will receive a level 3 qualification to include a certificate and proof of certification card, and is valid for three years. The course cost is £55 per person, and includes refreshments. If you would like to enquire about our next first aid course then please contact Nicola Whitehead at the Volunteer Centre (01305 269214) or email her at N.Whitehead@volunteeringdorset.org.uk 

Gardening Services

If you are no longer able to look after your garden, then our volunteer gardeners may be able to help. Prices start at £40 (to cover costs of equipment and petrol) and they currently cover Dorchester and East Dorset areas. Our gardeners are able to do one-off garden clearance or more regular maintenance. If you would like to know more about our gardening service, then please contact Craig Womble at the Volunteer Centre (01305 269214).

Two-Way Radio Hire

If you need two-way radios for a charity event, we have six radios (with a charging station) at the Volunteer Centre for hire. Prices start at £50 per event. For more information, please contact Craig Womble at the Volunteer Centre (01305 269214)


Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
Dorset Community Foundation
Volunteering Fund