Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Charity Worker) Visa
You can apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Charity Worker) visa if you want to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity and you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
You will need a certificate of sponsorship reference number from your UK sponsor to apply and money in savings to prove that you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. You won’t need to prove this savings if your fully approved (‘A-rated’) sponsor has stated on your certificate of sponsorship that they will certify your maintenance and that you will not claim benefits during your stay and you must apply within 3 months from the date your certificate of sponsorship is assigned to you.
You can speak with our Immigration and Asylum Practitioner to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your circumstances and advice you on how to make a successful application under this category.