New volunteers

NOTE: Our 2018 volunteer application process is now officially closed. Please consider volunteering with us in summer 2019 - check back here in January! We also need year-round help with fundraising.


(For dates and venues of this year's holidays, please visit our holidays page.)

If you've never helped on a Newman Trust holiday before but would like to, please follow the link below and fill out the application form. Read the instructions and, if you've not done so already, it’s worth checking out our FAQs about the holidays and volunteering.

Applying on a holiday is a real commitment. If you accept a place a child will be depending on you to commit to the whole week – not just in turning up at the venue but also by doing your best to give them a fantastic time. If you fail to attend after accepting a place it is likely that a child will not be able to go on the holiday. If you are unsure in the early stages please apply, but if accepted onto a holiday only accept that place if you are sure you will be able to attend the entire week. Sometimes drop-outs are unavoidable so if this does happen, or looks like it might, please inform your Holiday Organiser (HO) as soon as possible.

First of all you will have to complete our online application form (link and details below). The application process for volunteers will close on Saturday 31st March 2018. After this closing date, the applications will be reviewed by the relevant HOs and they will aim to communicate their decision on potential places by the end of April 2018.

Next you will have to meet one of us at one of our recruitment sessions. These are usually quite brief - just part of a morning or afternoon.

In exceptional circumstances, we may offer an individual interview at another time or place; please contact us if this is the only way you would be able to apply.

Recruitment sessions planned for 2018. Holiday organisers will confirm date, time and venue to those attending.


(Venue tbc)

Sunday 29th April 2018

Drop in between 1pm and 3pm


​(Venue tbc)

Saturday 28th April 2018

Drop in between 11am and 1pm


(Venue tbc)

Saturday 28th April 2018

Drop in between 11am and 1pm


(Venue tbc)

Saturday 12th May 2018

Drop in between 11am and 1pm


(Venue tbc)

Saturday 12 May 2018

Drop in between 12 midday and 2pm


(Venues tbc)

To be arranged individually


Recruitment sessions are a requirement to complete your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Scottish Disclosure (SD) check. You will need to bring appropriate identification (details will be sent to you) to complete the background check. It’s also a good opportunity for us to meet you and answer any other questions you might have. Though technically not a formal interview it is important for us to personally vet all applicants, in addition to getting a DBS/SD. Therefore, a final decision on places will be made after the recruitment session.

Once your place is confirmed and your DBS/SD and references come through you'll be an 'approved helper', ready to start the holiday.

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