Providing References Before you are able to start volunteering with ReachOut you will need to provide us with details of two referees who can inform us of your suitability for the role. You must provide details of two referees who have known you for at least two years. At least one referee must be from Category 1 below. The other can be from Category 1 or Category 2. Category 1: a) Teacher/tutor at university/school b) Current/previous employer c) Other professional who knows you (e.g. social worker, solicitor - non-family member & not a friend) Category 2: a) Character reference (non-family member) If you have any questions about this please or would like to discuss who you can use as a referee do not hesitate to contact us, either by email at [email protected] or by phone on 020 3489 9797.