Volunteering with Coram Beanstalk form

Personal details

Becoming a Coram Beanstalk reading helper

As you heard about us from a school you already have connections with, please tell us the name and postcode of the school below:

It is our standard practice to ask all those interested in volunteering with us whether there are any special access requirements we need to take into account during the recruitment process.

Coram Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and requires all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment. Therefore, we require all members of staff and volunteers who will come into contact with children to complete and sign this declaration.

We will process an enhanced level DBS check for all successful applicants which does require you to have been a resident in the UK for the last 12 months.  

The DBS filtering guidance is available at:

If you have answered 'Yes' or 'Don't know' to any of these questions we will contact you to discuss your answers before your application can be progressed.

Coram Beanstalk is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Officer under the Data Protection Act 2018. Our registration number is Z653658X. The data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The legal basis for processing the data you provide as part of your volunteer application is legitimate interest as we require this data to determine your suitability to volunteer with us. By sending us this data you are consenting for us to process the data for the following purposes: to enable Coram Beanstalk to create an electronic and paper record of your application; to enable the application to be processed to determine your suitability to volunteer; to enable the organisation to compile statistics, or to assist other organisations to do so, provided that no statistical information that would identify you as an individual will be published.

We respect your privacy and promise to keep your data safe and secure. We will not disclose, or share personal information supplied by you with any third party organisations, without your consent.

Please note

All volunteers will be required to provide suitable contact details for us to provide two references.

If you are applying to volunteer in a role which is classed as regulated activity, according to guidance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, you will be required to undertake a DBS Check via route 1 or 2 during our recruitment process and we will share data with UCheck to carry this out.

We will retain your information for one year if you are unsuccessful in your application. If you are successful it will become part of your volunteer file and be kept for the duration of your time volunteering with Coram Beanstalk, plus six years (as is best practice).

You can update your data or ask to have your data deleted by contacting us on admin@corambeanstalk.org.ukAll questions regarding Coram Beanstalk volunteer roles should be addressed to: 
Tel: 020 7729 4087
Email: admin@corambeanstalk.org.uk   

By pressing 'submit' below you confirm that the above information given by you is correct and that you consent to your personal data being processed and kept for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Coram Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.