If you volunteer to help us at Terrence Higgins Trust we can reimburse your travel costs and some other out of pocket expenses.
Volunteering and benefits
Volunteering will not affect your Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance.
If you receive Jobseeker's Allowance, you have to continue to actively look for paid work as well as volunteering. However, the Job Centre should give you a bit more notice if they call you for an interview.
Any reimbursement of expenses that you get from us will not affect your benefits. This is because it is not a payment but is, instead, a refund of something that you have already spent.
If you are an asylum seeker, you are allowed to volunteer to help us as long as the only money you receive from us is a reimbursement of your expenses. We would like more asylum seekers to volunteer for us. If you are not confident about your English and are worried about filling in forms and being interviewed, please let us know and we will be happy to help you.