Returning 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.)

Firstly it’s great to have you back; we are sure you all know exactly how much getting involved in a Newman Trust Holiday means to the children and their families. Thanks for getting involved again – here’s to another year of madness!

We are sure you're aware that 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 as to your availability in the summer please apply now, but only accept the 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.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the application form on this website.
  2. Applications close on Saturday 31st March 2018. Holiday Organisers  will aim to confirm whether or not you have a place on a holiday by the end of April 2018.
  3. IF your Newman Trust SD or  Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is out of date (more than 3 years old by the start of the holiday), please complete your application by midnight on Saturday 10th February 2018, so that an online check can be started. Please fill this in as soon as possible, otherwise you could miss out on the holiday. If you don't apply by Friday 10th February you will have to attend a recruitment session, following the same process as all new helpers (click to view details). Once your new background check come through you'll be an 'approved helper.' All you’ll need to do then is to confirm your place ready to start the holiday. Once successful we will ask you to confirm your place.
  4. More details about the venue, when to arrive, what to bring etc for your particular holiday will be sent to you by the Holiday Organiser.

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