Volunteering with children is great way to help educate and inspire future generations. There are vulnerable babies and children from all corners of the world whose health, education or general well-being is suffering. With the right time and energy, you have the opportunity to make a real difference to these children’s lives.
Being slightly older, you can bring useful knowledge and life experience to supportive roles within children’s charities and services.
You can choose whether you’d like to do volunteering with children directly or whether you prefer to work behind the scenes for a children’s service or charity. This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire and nurture future generations, and there are hundreds of ways to volunteer your time.
It is likely that you will need to undergo a DBS or disclosure check before you begin volunteering with children, to find out whether you have any previous criminal offences. But, the cost of this is usually covered by whoever is employing you as a volunteer.
What sort of roles are available?
Roles working directly with children