Posted: 01 June 2014

Get involved in Volunteers Week: 30-second activities

This is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers' Week, the annual nationwide celebration of the incredible contribution volunteers make to this country.

Our tens of thousands of volunteers and supporters take small and large actions each day to help our work in hundreds of different ways. 

In recognition of the 30th anniversary of Volunteers' Week, we have compiled a range of these actions that you and those around you can take to support our work. Please get involved - take one of the three actions featured below.

Get involved in our new debt campaign by adding your brick to our wall of support

A family facing debt problems

The vast majority of parents try to build normal lives for their children, but too often unmanageable debt wrecks their efforts. Debt can damage a child’s mental and physical health and it can undermine relationships with peers and their school experiences, and cause long-term harm to a child’s life. 

We need you to help spread the word about debt's devastating and under-reported impact on children’s lives. 

Get involved in The Debt Trap campaign by watching our short new animation, and help us build a wall of support for these families, highlighting the need to protect children from the impact of debt.

Become one of our regular campaigners young girl leaning against a wall

Sign up to receive our campaigns updates and join the 29,000 registered campaigners who stay informed and take action straight from their inbox. 

Last year our campaigners helped secure big wins for our Fair and Square campaign providing hundreds of thousands more children with free school meals, and our Make Runaways Safe campaign which secured stronger support for young people who have run away from home or care.

Find out more how you can join us to campaign for change.

Join our ever-growing social media network 

an illustration showing how social media works

Join the network of over 30,000 people following us on social media and stay in touch and keep up-to-date with all our latest news, events and campaigns.

Follow us on Twitter for updates on our responses to policies and legislations affecting children and young people as well as news and events.

Like our Facebook page - get updates on exciting news from across the organisation.

By Matt Summers-Sparks - Digital team

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