Application Process and Timeline Please note, there is a separate application process to become a Trustee of Listening Ear, please follow this link for more information. The process for all other volunteering applications is as follows: Submission of a completed application form Scoring of the form by the services manager Informal interview with the services manager There is a specific timeline for Volunteer Counselling Placement applications, please follow this link for more information. For all other volunteering roles, we accept applications at any time. To apply to become a Listening Ear Volunteer, please download the forms below, complete and return them. Please state clearly which volunteering opportunity that you are interested in applying for. If your application is successful following interview, having a current DBS really helps. If you don’t have a current DBS this isn’t a problem, we will apply for one on your behalf but please be aware that it usually takes a couple of months to come through at least. All volunteers are required to attend annual mandatory safeguarding and child protection training and a whole team development day.