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Do you enjoy giving talks and presentations? If so, you may want to consider becoming a speaker for The Children’s Society. Each of our volunteer speakers plays a highly valued role in raising awareness and support for our work.
Speakers use their skills and passion to reach out to audiences young and old in their community, and inspire them with our work with children facing poverty, neglect or family crisis.
Being a speaker will involve giving talks to groups in your community to tell them about the issues disadvantaged young people face, and what The Children’s Society does to help.
If you are already a volunteer speaker, please access resources to support your work.
There are several benefits to being a volunteer speaker. They include:
What's more, the role is flexible to suit your commitments and interests. All we ask is that you aim to carry out at least four talks a year.
Many of our speakers have been volunteering with us for several years. Read what they say about this role.
'What I enjoy about being a speaker is the challenge of engaging a group of people who are always different, the positive response afterwards, and the knowledge that I have helped some disadvantaged children.'
- Catherine Jupp, volunteer speaker for nine years
'I enjoy meeting new people and the experience of talking to different groups.'
- John Tipping, volunteer speaker for two years
'What I love about being a speaker is the opportunity to share the work of The Children’s Society, to raise awareness of the plight of many youngsters.'
- Anne Brittain, volunteer speaker for seven years
'Being a speaker has given me more confidence when talking to audiences and it is always really fulfilling when people choose to donate to The Children’s Society after hearing my talk.'
- Louise Garner, volunteer speaker for six months
'I believe passionately in the work of The Children's Society, and speaking enables me to share my passion and hopefully change people's perceptions for the better.'
- Dave Farris, volunteer speaker for three years
For the details about becoming a volunteer speaker, please visit our volunteering pages.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer speaker.