Before you fill out this form, we recommend that you read the information on our website regarding our mission, values, activities and working conditions. Carefully consider every aspect as you read. Volunteering is a very rich experience and we are happy that you are considering joining our team. Yet, working conditions can be difficult at times and for this reason, it is important that you answer honestly to all of the following questions, even regarding personal matters. This will allow us to properly support you during your stay with us.
Before starting, note that there are a few entry requirements to volunteer with Northern Lights Aid. Please read them carefully to check your eligibility.
- Be over 18 at the time of your trip- Stay for at least three weeks (from June to September, the minimum lenght of stay is extended to one month)- Provide a copy of your criminal record*- Have a sufficient level of spoken English- Be mentally and physically capable to deal with intense working conditions
*You will be asked to submit a recent copy of your criminal record (less than 6 months) after being contacted by our team when you submit this form. Northern Lights Aid volunteers work with vulnerable groups and we must be certain that our volunteers don’t have a history of violence or abuse of any kind, or any other criminal acts. Obtaining a copy of your criminal record may take time and/or cost money, depending on your country of residence (see information page with the link below). However, note that it is a prerequisite to volunteer with us and you must submit your record no later than the day of your arrival (we strongly advise you to submit it earlier). Otherwise, even if you arrive in Greece, you will not be permitted to work with the organization. We encourage you to start the procedure to obtain a copy of your criminal record as soon as possible.
Regulation relating to police records§ 34-1, cf. Act relating to policerecords § 39 first paragraph. Norwegian Law Procedure to obtain a copy of your criminal record by country: http://bit.ly/2tnyPWx
Your Criminal Record will be kept completely confidential and stored in line with the GDPR. We will delete it as soon as your volunteer period with Northern Lights Aid has come to en end.
When you have your Criminal Record, please send it to our Data Manager, Katie. Katie@northernlightsaid.org (+44 7969751269). She will store it under password protection until then end of your stay when it will be deleted.
As you may know, the EU has introduced a set of data protection laws known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which tells businesses and organisations how they are allowed to use the personal information of EU citizens.
To comply with this please see below for a list of info we will be asking you for in the form and why we need it. All personal info (including extremely sensitive info such as Criminal Record and Medical Conditions) we ask for will be kept completely confidential and stored in line with the GDPR. We will ask for your consent to keep your contact data after your stay to keep in touch with Northern Lights Aid Updates.
Full Name: To cross reference with your Criminal Record.Date of Birth: We use this to know that you are over 18.E-mail Address: So we can keep in contact with you and arrange your stay.Contact Address: We sometimes send thank you out to our volunteers.Telephone: We use whatsapp to communicate in the field. This is essential and therefore we need your number. Emergency Contact: In the event of an emergency we will inform your chosen contact.Medical Conditions: So we can know you better and support you well whilst volunteering.Criminal Record: Stated above.