Frequently Asked Questions

What is volunteering?

Volunteering England defines volunteering as "an activity that involves spending time unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives. Central to this definition is the fact that volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual. This can include formal activity undertaken through public, private and voluntary organisations as well as informal community participation". See the Volunteering England website

Can I claim expenses for my volunteering?

We do not want anyone to be out of pocket while volunteering on behalf of AmicusHorizon. We will always strive to ensure that we can pay you for any actual out of pocket expenses. Please discuss this with your Placement Supervisor

Will volunteering really help me develop my skills and experience?

We want to ensure that you benefit as much as possible from volunteering with us. We will always allocate a Placement Supervisor who will help you to learn new skills. We can arrange an information, advice and guidance session to help you make the most of your placement.

For questions about volunteering generally, please visit