Get involved Volunteer How long will it take to process my volunteer application? We do operate a waiting list for our volunteers applications. In some areas where demand is high we will notify you that you have been added to our waiting list. If you would prefer not be on the waiting list then please let us know. We revisit this waiting list once placements become available and will get in touch. Once you have completed all your forms and been invited in for an interview, and provided sufficient ID, we will be waiting on your references and your Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) return. You will need an Occupation Health clearance too. This can sometimes take up to 3 months.