Frequently Asked Questions

How much time do I have to spend each week?

You can spend as much or as little time as suits you - we value whatever time our members can give to the organisation.

Do I need to have a First Aid certificate?

To carry out First Aid duties at events it is essential that our members have a First Aid certificate, however St. Andrew's benefits from the work of many support volunteers, for example in fundraising and administrative assistance, for which formal qualifications are not required.

Is further training available?

Volunteers who want to develop their skills further are encouraged to reach the highest standards, and to pursue specialised areas of interest, for example becoming a Trainer/Assessor of Baby & Child First Aid, or learning to use a defibrillator.

Are there any other benefits?

Being part of a team at major venues and events means that you get to meet new people and can really increase your social life, but the biggest difference to many of our volunteers is the confidence that volunteering brings them. Knowing how to deal with an emergency and having the skills to help where needed can give you a real boost, and it looks great on your CV!

Will volunteering affect my Job Seekers Allowance?

Provided you comply with the requirements of your Job Seekers Allowance you will not normally be affected. Usually this means that you must continue to look for work and be available for interviews, and you must tell your Jobcentre about the voluntary work you intend to do before you begin.

Will I be subject to a Disclosure?

Due to the nature of the work we do, i.e. with children and vulnerable adults, all applications are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.


If you would like to know more, call us on 0141 332 4031 or e-mail


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National HQ - St Andrews House, 48 Milton Street, Glasgow, G4 0HR. Tel: +44 (0)141 332 4031 Fax: +44 (0)141 332 6582 - Registered Charity No. SC006750