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volunteering with the Children's Society
Volunteers have been integral to our work for over 130 years - join in today.

Thousands of volunteers across the country give their time to help tackle the root causes of poverty, neglect and crisis that affect young people's lives.

Get involved - find out about our latest volunteer opportunities.

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In addition, we also have a handful of resources, including important things to know about volunteering, and blog posts by some of our current volunteers.

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Our volunteers are incredible people

We appreciate and value each and every volunteer for their unique contribution.

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Voluntary internship programme

Our internship programme places volunteers within teams across our organisation

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Volunteer with our events team

Anyone can volunteer. All you need are bundles of energy and the desire to get behind a fantastic cause.

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Important information about becoming a volunteer

When becoming a volunteer, there are several things to keep in mind, ranging from how to begin to how expenses are covered.

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Volunteer with children and young people

Over 500 people play their part in our mission by directly supporting vulnerable children and young people in our services. You could be one of them.

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Become a volunteer speaker

Our speakers are passionate about our work and volunteer to spread the message - join in and help boost the income we raise in your area

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Complete the Duke of Edinburgh's Award with us

The Children’s Society is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This means that volunteering with us can count towards your DofE Award.

We worked with over 34,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring life-changing support to more than 1.8 million