Resources for volunteer speakers
Thank you for all the work you do as a volunteer speaker. Your energy and enthusiasm are really valuable in helping to raise awareness and support of our work with vulnerable children.
We have a selection of resources to help you give inspiring talks.
These resources include:
- Our updated speaker pack with presentation cards and PowerPoint slides. Speak to your regional fundraiser if you do not have one. (Read an excerpt from the pack.)
- A poster to display in on notice boards, in church or community centres to help get more bookings.
- A speaker feedback form which must be completed after every talk to give us a record of who has received a talk.
For other resources such as t-shirts, houseboxes and balloons, please get in touch with your regional fundraiser. (If you're unsure of how to do this, contact our Supporter Care team - call 0300 303 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
If you are not a volunteer speaker, please learn how you can apply to become one.
What follows is a passage of our speaker pack. To get the full text, please contact your regional fundraiser.
Children’s talk suggestions
They’re not mini-adults!
Even when they are bored, adults are usually polite enough to look engaged. Children get distracted easily! Keep their attention:
- Be visual – a picture or object can help to hold attention. Producing objects out of a bag will help create anticipation.
- Use your voice – If you’re telling a story, give each character a different accent; vary the pace of your delivery; use whispers or silence to build a dramatic pause.
- Invite participation – can something be acted out? Does something need to be held up or passed around? Can you incorporate a game or activity? With older children, invite discussion about how they might respond.
- And smile!
Resources and how to get involved
- Download our speaker feedback form, which must be completed after every talk to give us a record of who has received a talk
- If you are not already a volunteer speaker, learn more about the role and how you can become one
- Learn about what you can do to get involved and support our work to help vulnerable children