WYCE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

Please make sure that you read our Volunteer Information Pack - It has lots of information to help you plan for, and get the most out of your stay.  You'll also need to read through and agree to our Code of Conduct to be able to volunteer with us.

I would like to volunteer with WYCE for the following dates:

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Do you have any special dietary requirements?

Yes

No

Do you have any allergies or medical conditions or are you taking any medications that you think we need to be aware of?

Do you have any disabilities or other condition that you may need support with whilst on the project?

Yes

No

Yes

No

Child Protection

All visiting volunteers must provide a current (less than 3 years old Enhanced DBS certificate (or national equivalent).  This is to ensure that you do not have any impediments or previous convictions that would make you unsuitable for working alongside children or vulnerable adults.  Having a criminal record, in itself, will not prevent you from being accepted as a volunteer.  If you do not have a current certificate, WYCE can arrange this for you.  Please advise:

Do you have a current Enhanced DBS certificate (or national equivalent)

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence, including spent convictions?

Yes

No

Yes

No

If yes, please send a copy to admin@wyce.org.uk

Do you have any criminal proceedings pending?

Yes

No

Volunteer Activities

Which of these WYCE work areas would you be interested in volunteering in?

Health

School

Garden

Bee Farm

Skills Training

Please let us know about your travel arrangements if you want us to collect/drop you at the airport

Flight TO Gambia

Flight FROM Gambia

Date

Airline

Flight Number

Depart from

Depart Time

Arrive Time

Terms and Conditions

 Volunteers under 18 years of age at the time of their visit must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 Volunteers are responsible for ensuring that they comply with the requirements for entry into the Gambia and comply with the laws of the Gambia whilst in the country.  

 Volunteers are responsible for ensuring they are covered by adequate travel and medical insurance, and for ensuring that they have appropriate and up to date vaccinations and antimalarial medications.  By signing the Application Form you confirm that, to the best of your knowledge, your general state of health is good and that you take full responsibility for yourself.  If you have any concerns or doubts about travelling or your ability to work in the Gambian climate, we encourage you to discuss them with your doctor.

 WYCE takes child protection seriously.  We ask all volunteers to read and confirm their understanding of our child protection policy, and all volunteers must provide a current DBS/equivalent certificate.  We reserve the right to make checks about visitors with the relevant authorities.  We reserve the right to ask any volunteer to leave whose conduct and behaviour is contrary to our child protection policy.  Any such volunteers will forfeit any monies paid.

 Should you decide to leave the project for any reason, WYCE cannot refund the cost of your trip and claims will have to be made through your own insurance.

 You are expected to behave and conduct yourself in a manner that respects fellow volunteers, WYCE staff, the local community and the aims and ethos of WYCE – we reserve the right to ask you to leave if your behaviour and/or conduct does not.   Any such volunteers will forfeit any monies paid.

 You participate at your own risk and agree to indemnify WYCE against claims for loss or damage to personal property, personal injury (or death) and any claim arising from your actions.

 WYCE reserves the right to refuse an application.

 Payment: We require a non-refundable deposit of £50 per person to secure your booking for your preferred dates; the balance must be paid at least 6 weeks before travelling.  

 Cancellation: we expect that you have appropriate insurance for cancellation.  Although we cannot refund balance payments, we will always try to re-schedule your booking to another date

Please confirm that:

You have read and accept the Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct

That the information you are submitting is current and accurate

You will inform WYCE in writing as soon as possible of any change in the medical or other circumstances or travel arrangements between the date shown below and the commencement of your visit.

If you are eligible and happy for WYCE to claim Gift Aid

I confirm and consent

If the volunteer will be under the age of 18 at the time of their visit, the following additional information is needed and this form will also need to be siged by their parent/guardian confirming the information above.

I confirm all and consent to my child visiting WYCE Gambia

Please make a bank transfer ASAP to WYCE for £50 (non refundable deposit)

Account Name: WYCE

Sort Code: 20-93-15

Account Number: 00608734 

Registered Charity No: 1089167

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