Volunteer DBS Checks – No DBS Fee

Volunteer DBS Checks
by Aaron’s Department

At Aaron’s Department, we’ve processed thousands upon thousands of Volunteer DBS checks, making us an expert in the field!
All our DBS checks are processed the same day (when submitted to us before 4:00pm), allowing you to get your volunteers into action faster than ever before.

With Volunteer DBS checks from as little as £8.75, you can sign up today, and begin your Volunteer’s checks in a matter of minutes!

No DBS Fees

Volunteers don’t have to pay the DBS Fee set by the Government.

Online Tracking

Keep up-to-date with your applications using our online tracker.

Free Fast Tracking

All applications we receive before 4pm are processed the same day

What is A Volunteer DBS Check?

Volunteer DBS checks are identical to regular DBS checks, except they’re much, much cheaper!

Volunteers who require a Standard or Enhanced DBS check do not have to pay the DBS Fee, only a small Admin Fee!

DBS Checks for Volunteers play a vital role in safeguarding, helping employers make safe & informed recruitment decisions for their staff, volunteers, and customers.

Volunteer DBS Checks
DBS For Volunteer

Eligibility For Volunteer DBS Checks

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) Regulations describes a volunteer as: “any individual engaged in an activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party and not a close relative”.

But what does that actually mean? For an individual to be able to get a volunteer DBS discount, they must NOT be:

  • Financially benefitting from the position the DBS application is being submitted for.
  • Receiving any payment for their role (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses).
  • On a work placement.
  • In a trainee position that will lead to a full-time job or qualification.
  • A member of a paid foster carer household.

How Much Does a Volunteer DBS Cost?

Official DBS FeeAdmin FeeTotal


Standard: £8.75
Enhanced: £10.95
(+ VAT)

Standard: £8.75
Enhanced: £10.95
(+ Admin Fee VAT)

We also give out free admin credit as a discount if you pay for checks in bulk!

No sign up fees, no hidden costs.
Simply pay for what you need, when you need it!

DBS Update Service – Free For Volunteers!

To make it even better, volunteer DBS checks qualify to be signed up to the DBS Update service, free of charge (there’s usually a £13 government subscription fee).

At Aaron’s Department, we provide an additional system that will check your applicant’s DBS Update Service regularly, so you don’t have to! If there are any changes to their certificate status, you’ll know straight away.

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How To Apply For DBS Checks for Volunteers

Deciding where to get your DBS check for volunteers? At Aaron’s Department, we offer a fast, error-proof service, backed up by our robust system and experienced Countersignatory team.

Our sign-up process is free, with no subscriptions, and takes just minutes. Just click the button below to register your organisation/company and start completing your volunteer DBS check application forms online!

Volunteer DBS Checks – FAQs

There are a lot of terminologies, eligibilities, and legislative-ities when it comes to DBS checks. If you’re struggling, click here to visit our FAQ section, where we’ve compiled over 80 Qs & As.

If you’d rather have a word with us directly, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach our team at contact@aaronsdepartment.com, or give us a ring on 0113 877 0171 between 8:00am and 10:30pm.