Giving back as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Olivia is a Psychology student at Manchester Metropolitan University who has been volunteering as a befriender with The Children’s Society.
Improving my confidence with volunteering
I hope to by volunteering I can make a difference to a young person’s life.
Closing the gaps for young carers
Helen Leadbitter, operational manager of the Include Project and co-author of our new report looking at the support needs of young carers explains why we need to ask children about their caring roles to avoid them slipping through the cracks.
‘I didn’t know I was a young carer until I came to this service – you don’t really think about it'
Today we released our new report all about young carers like Bina. The report explores the challenges of identifying the support that can help them, and how we get a sense of how many young carers there are.
Coordinate an international adventure as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Max is a student who has been volunteering at Loughborough University to help students aiming to climb the Morocco High Atlas Mountains to fundraise for us.
Firebird- it’s not just a story
Firebird has recently become the first play about child sexual exploitation to run on the West End. However, the traumatic story is not just a story. Read how our direct support and campaigns work has been fighting to prevent stories like these from happening.
Protecting children from payday loan adverts
Watch our spoof payday loan video highlighting the irresponsible nature of payday loan adverts
Melissa's story: We helped turn around a young carer's life
'I’ve received so much support from The Children’s Society’s Young Carers in Focus programme', Melissa says.
'Everywhere you find The Children's Society, you find our volunteers'
Our Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement has a special video message for volunteers.
Allestree Committee celebrates half a century of fundraising
At the end of Volunteers' Week we hear about a recent celebration for the Allestree Committee fundraising group who have been raising funds to support our work 50 years.
From our headquarters to the Houses of Parliament to a school in Lewisham
Sasha, a work experience student, talks about what it was like to spend two weeks completing her work experience with us.