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Thank you for registering to become a Ministry of Stories volunteer. It is great to have you on the team and we look forward to welcoming you into the weird and wonderful world of our young writers’ imaginations.

You will be given everything you need when you attend your Volunteer Induction. Your can also click to download the main documents here.

Safety first!

Protecting our young writers and volunteers are one of our top priorities and we have a strong policies in place to ensure this. All volunteers must read and confirm that they have read our our Safeguarding Policy as part of their induction. Why not read it now and get ahead of the game?


Safeguarding Policy

Before you can volunteer with us, you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You may have a current one from another employer that we may be able to use. However,

  • It has to be under 2 years old and need the original copy
  • Or you need to be registered with the DBS Update Service
  • If not, we will help you every step of the way to complete your DBS form!

As we are a charity, we have decided to continue using paper DBS forms as they are FREE for volunteer applications. Yahoo! You will be given this to complete during your induction day and you will need to bring your ID. Want to know more about the DBS ahead of your induction? Use the links below!

Handy Hints for completing your DBS
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DBS Checklist

Download here (pdf)
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DBS Continuation Form

Download here (pdf)
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DBS Update Service Guidance

Download here (pdf)

Just completed your induction?

We hope you had a great day! Find out your next steps here.

Time to get your references together?

You will need to provide two references before starting volunteering with us. Please use the forms below.

Professional reference form (pdf)

Personal reference form (pdf)


Are you a non EU resident?

Download your visa form below.

Non EU Visa Form (pdf)


The difference you'll make

Josh - Test 5
Sofia, aged 11, young writer
“I think that the mentors are kind and helpful. They respect and like our ideas even if we think they are not good. ”

We’re here for you!

We hope you enjoy starting your journey with us and if you need any help, please just ask! Email or call 020 7729 4159.


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