Volunteer Application

Digital Volunteering

Apply to become a digital volunteer by completing the questions below.

Digital Volunteering with Get Online

Welcome to our volunteer application.

Please enter your first name below

Please enter your last name below

Please enter your date of birth below

Please enter your address below

Please enter your city of residence below

Please enter your postcode below

Please enter your email address below

Please enter your contact telephone number below

Are you currently (please indicate as appropriate)

Please indicate when you are available to volunteer (Monday-Friday)

Please provide details of two people who we can contact to provide a character reference e.g. employer, landlord, tutor/teacher, youth worker, another volunteer, but not a family member. Applicants under 18 years only require one referee.

(Name, Address, Phone, Email, Relationship to you)

(Name, Address, Phone, Email, Relationship to you)

Would you prefer to volunteer in a particular area of the city or might you be prepared to do a little travelling (we provide expenses)?

What skills, personal qualities & experience (if any) would you bring to this voluntary role?

Are you (or have you been) a member of the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme? (This is not essential to your volunteering with us but may be required for you to participate with some groups). Please enter below.

We welcome volunteer applicants with a wide range of abilities for the skills that they bring. So that we can consider any appropriate adjustments to the volunteer environment and better support you in your role, please give details of any disabilities or health issues (e.g. bad back). Please enter below.

A criminal conviction will not automatically prevent you from volunteering; it depends on the offence/s and relevance to the role for which you are applying. Do you have any convictions, cautions, bindovers or disqualifications? *If yes you will be asked for further details

We may ask to see documentation to prove your eligibility to volunteer in the UK

We've adapted all the projects within our digital services due to the coronavirus outbreak. They now support people over the phone, online and through socially distant activity. We are now exploring a blended model of delivery in line with government guidance.

We clearly need people who have sound computing skills. Please indicate in the table below which of the following operating systems and devices you are familiar enough with to be able to help a learner? Additionally, please indicate what devices you have access to and are happy to use in your volunteering (if any).

i.e., Older Windows: XP/Vista/7/8 // Windows10 // Apple OS for iMac/Macbooks

i.e, iPad/Samsung Galaxy/Google Nexus/Kindle/Kindle Fire/Hudl/Any other(s)

The information you provide on the volunteer application form that includes your, telephone number, name, address and email address, will only be used in order to administer your application form and to provide you with service information relevant to your role as a volunteer. Your details will be held in accordance with the Data Protection legislation and, excepting if required by law, will not be shared with any third parties. We may share information with other people and organisations where we are required by law to do so, or with appropriate justification under the Act. This includes where disclosure is necessary to enable the council or another organisation to exercise its statutory functions (for example, the Department for Work and Pensions or the Police).


Edinburgh City Council takes its obligations under the Data Protection Act very seriously. The information you provide on your application form will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to make sure that it cannot be seen, accessed or disclosed to anyone who should not see it. The Council is the Data Controller of the information you provide and has a statutory duty to collect and process this information under a contractual arrangement. The personal information you provide will be processed in line with The City of Edinburgh Council’s privacy notice which includes details of the authority’s Data Protection Officer and your Information Rights: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/privacy

By clicking the submit button below, I can confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information provided on this form is correct.

If you are unable to complete this form please contact us via email at getonline@edinburgh.gov.uk


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