What commitments will I have to make


Volunteering with DCS is not suitable for short term volunteering, work or study placements. The minimum term you can sign up for is 12 months.

We commit to providing considerable training and support to our DCS Volunteers to ensure you are prepared as possible to volunteer with us.

So we do ask for a certain level of commitment from you in return.

As a guide you will be volunteering with us about 5 hours each week. This is negotiable subject to local requirements.
We endeavour to cap volunteering with us at no more than 15 hours per week so you can pursue other interests.

We also encourage people to stay with us for the longer term as we need highly skilled and experienced volunteers for some of the programs we provide.


You must commit to take the training and the induction courses.