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our volunteers

It’s Volunteers’ Week!

Every year in the first week of June, we take advantage of National Volunteers’ Week  to celebrate everything our amazing volunteers do to help change the lives of vulnerable young people in the UK.

Last year, over 9,500 volunteers and over 230,000 supporters from all walks of life worked together to transform the lives of young people through their actions and we want to celebrate every single one of them, for whatever they contribute to our mission - whether it is their time, money or voice.

Volunteering for all

This year, the theme of Volunteers’ Week is 'Volunteering for all', recognising the enormous amount of ways there are to get involved and that there really is no such thing as the ‘typical’ volunteer.

In this spirit, we’ll be celebrating the diversity of our volunteers and supporters throughout the country by sharing their remarkable stories and spreading the word about all of the different ways they have made a difference – whether as Retail Volunteers, Campaigners, Speakers, Challenge Leaders, or in any of our other valuable roles.

Last year, over 630 volunteers were involved in our frontline services, providing vital support to thousands of vulnerable young people. Our cause was also championed in cities, towns and villages across the country by over 5,500 committed community volunteers, who held thousands of talks, events and meetings, built key relationships and campaigned tirelessly on our behalf.

It was also an amazing year for our high street shops, which raised more funds than ever before, thanks to our Retail Volunteers, shop managers and customers, allowing us to do even more to improve young lives.

If you already support us or volunteer with us, thank you. None of this would have been possible without you. 

A huge thank you

We want to say a massive thank you to all of our amazing supporters and volunteers who make our work possible.

By way of showing our gratitude, we'll be holding local celebration events across the country in our shops and services. We are also showcasing stories from some of our exceptional volunteers on our Volunteers’ Blog.


Keep an eye on your local newspaper for our thank you letter, and see our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages throughout the week for even more updates and inspirational stories. 

Not yet involved? Here’s how you can join us!

If you’re not already involved, here are just some of the ways our supporters and volunteers made a difference in the last year, and how you could join them.

• Over 630 volunteers directly supported young people in our services as Independent Visitors, Mentors, Advocacy Volunteers and more. Want to join them? See our current volunteering roles 
• Thousands of churches across the country joined with us to support young people. Here’s how you could get involved through your local church
• Our campaigners undertook 50,000 campaign actions to help secure key policy changes for children and young people, whilst our network of Campaign Champions took action for young people across the country by visiting their MP, writing letters and attending local meetings to promote our campaigns. Sound inspiring? Sign up to be a Campaign Champion 
• Over 4000 volunteers coordinated Children’s Society donation boxes in their local area. Find out how you can become a charity collection box holder
• Our passionate volunteer Speakers delivered hundreds of talks in their local community to raise awareness and support for our work. Could you become a Speaker? Register your interest 
• Our 2,500 Retail Volunteers ensured that our shops raised more funds than ever before to support children and young people. Find your local shop here to donate, shop or volunteer 

Sound inspiring?

We have so many opportunities to get involved, and are always delighted to hear from anyone who would like to support us.

Whatever you have available to give, it will make a difference. So why not find out more about how you can get involved or contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 7000.

We’d love to hear from you…