Volunteer Application Form

We ask that all Tearfund volunteers at events are 18 years or over. If you are 16 -18 years old, you may be accepted on to team if you have a guardian or parent who is also a Tearfund volunteer at that event.

If you have any questions, please use the details at the bottom of this page to contact us before filling out the application form. Thank you for your application.

Your Details
Phone number - we will call you about volunteering at events
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Emergency Contact/Next of Kin

Please ensure you have permission from your emergency contact to share their contact details with us. We will only use this information for the specific purpose you have provided it for.

Emergency Contact’s Name
Your ability to help
About You
Other Day & Time
How did you hear about this?
Please select the option that most closely reflects why you have chosen to give
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Please ensure you have permission from your church/personal references to share their details with us. We will only use this information for the specific purpose you have provided it for. Please note, we reserve the right to ask for further references.

Vicar/Church Leader Reference

Your first referee should be your church leader or small group leader who has known you for at least 6 months. If they are a relative or a volunteer on the same event, then please ask someone else in church leadership who knows you well.


Reference 2

This referee should be someone who has known you for at least two years and is not a relative or close friend. Preferably having worked with you in a volunteer or work context.

Big Church Day Out additional information
Due to the scale of the Big Church Day Out we require some additional information, please provide the following information in reference to this event only.
If any of the information you provide in this section changes before the event please get in touch with the Tearfund Event's Team by emailing volunteer@tearfund.org

For volunteers at the Big Church Day Out we offer discounted event tickets for children and a guardian.
Submitting Your Application

By submitting this form I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information given in this application is true. I also undertake to follow the relevant Tearfund policies & procedures.

For your application to be processed you will need to complete and submit the Safeguarding Declaration Form on the following page.

You can change how we communicate with you at any time by emailing info@tearfund.org or calling 020 3906 3906.

Your Privacy

We promise never to pass your details on to another organisation for marketing purposes. We will store your personal data securely and use your information to provide what you have asked us to and communicate with you in the ways we usually do. We have updated our privacy policy to make it easier to stay in touch by post, simplified the number of sign ups we ask you for and provided more information on how we use social media marketing. If you want to find out more, take a look at our full privacy policy.

If you have any questions about the above please contact us volunteer@tearfund.org, 020 3906 3400