Volunteer With Action for Children at some of the UK's biggest festivals in 2019!
This year Action for Children are proud to announce that we will be partnering with My Cause UK, the UK's leading festival volunteer community.
Gain access to some of the UK's biggest festivals for FREE! Volunteering with My Cause UK means you'll become part of a community that is exciting, adventurous and passionate about making a change in the world we live in (you'll also have the option to sign up with friends, so round up the group!)
My Cause UK will donate to Action for Children on behalf of each volunteer—just select Action for Children as your chosen charity.
...Sign up here...
How else can you volunteer with us...
#1 By signing up to be a parent champion
If you're a parent with positive experience of using childcare in your local area, you could use your experience to help parents in your community.
We want to ensure parents are accessing:
- their entitlement to free early education for two-year-olds
- their local and home learning services
You could use your experiences to volunteer as an advocate and peer adviser to other parents to make sure they are aware of, and making the most of all the services available to them.
#2 By helping out at your local children's centre
From help with social media to assisting at stay-and-play sessions, our 200 children's centres across the UK need a bit of extra help with everyday tasks.
Find out what services and support groups are in your area and get involved. Volunteers can make a huge difference to services, whatever your skills.
#3 By becoming an independent visitor
You could help guide, advise, listen to and befriend young people in care, sharing their experience as well as trying new activities and spending quality time together.
Making a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable child or young person is an amazing feeling, but by volunteering as a mentor you'll also:
- make new friends and have unforgettable experiences
- take part in ongoing training, and gain accreditation which could help your future career
- attend regular support meetings with your volunteer coordinator
- have all of your expenses covered
- be able to easily fit mentoring around your other commitments
#4 By joining our event volunteering squad
We need volunteers who can help out at our events across the UK - from the iconic London Marathon to our countrywide sleepout event Byte Night - and we'd love it if you could join our team!
Event volunteering is a great way to:
- get events experience and build your cv
- meet lots of interesting people
- develop skills such as communication, customer service, event organisation
- experience a wide range of exciting events
Whatever your skills and experience, and however much time you can offer, we have a volunteering opportunity for you. You’ll get support and training if you need it, and you'll make a real difference.
How Action for Children works
From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for disabled children. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.