Volunteer FAQs

Please find some of our common volunteer FAQs below. If you would like more information please don't hesitate to contact our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Where can I volunteer?

Our Volunteer Development Offices cover the whole of East Anglia, occasionally working from our Norwich or Melbourn office. Depending on how you would like to help us you can be based in the office or out and about in your local area. We attend many local events and focus on community fundraising so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved right on your doorstep.

Is there training?

The training you get will depend on your role. All volunteers will take part in an induction prior to starting in any role. If necessary, role specific training is provided.

How much time do I need to commit?

This very much depends on your role. Some roles will require a weekly commitment on certain days but others are more ad hoc and you can volunteer as little or as much as you like.

Can I work from home?

Yes, there are certainly some roles which can be done from home. Just get in touch!

I have a disability, can I still volunteer?

We welcome applications from all volunteers; we will work with you to find a role that suits you best.

Do I need to know anything about EAAA to volunteer?

No. All you need is an interest in the charity. You will receive a full induction where you’ll find out all you need to know about what we do.

I have been helped by you, can I volunteer?

Yes! We welcome applications from everyone!  It would be great to have you on board.

Do you provide references?

We provide references for volunteers after they have completed 3 months of volunteering or when they have completed their task/project if applicable.

Are travel expenses paid?

Yes, EAAA offers to reimburse travel expenses in line with our Volunteer Allowances Policy.

What support will I get?

You will always have support no matter what role you do. This may be from your local fundraising team or from our operations bases at Cambridge and Norwich.  You will always be given the name and contact details of the person who will be supervising you so do feel free to contact them.