If you have a Volunteer Check and want to do paid child-related work, you need to change the type of your Working with Children Check from Volunteer to Employee. With an Employee Check, you can do both volunteer and paid child-related work for five years once you get your new card.
There’s no need to start a new application – you can change it online! If you haven’t done so already, register for a MyCheck account.
1. Log in to your MyCheck account
Once you log in, select ‘Volunteer to Employee Check’ from the dashboard. You might need a new photo, but we’ll let you know if you do (if you do, your digital photo must meet the requirements listed below).
2. Update your details
Make sure your personal and contact details are up to date, including the details of the organisation/s you’re going to be working with. Please check with your organisation if you are unsure of their contact details.
3. Pay the fee
There’s an application fee for an Employee Check that you can pay for using a Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card.
4. Wait to hear from us
Once you’ve switched, we’ll cancel your Volunteer Check card, so make sure you inform your organisation of your new application/card number. We’ll be in touch via email with the outcome of your application and if it’s approved, your card will arrive in two weeks.