South Lakeland Children's Centres

Action Squad

Action Squad 


Let yourself and your friends be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as a Action Squad. 

Key Details 

  • Join our wonderful family of community event volunteers to do incredible things to raise vital funds for our work.

Can you:   

  • Use your creative energy and organisational skills to bring your community together?
  • Meet people and learn new things?
  • Make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families?

What you can expect: 

  • Action Squads are groups of volunteers who raise money to support vulnerable children and families. 

  • Get involved in big Action for Children events like our Christmas fundraiser, Secret Santa. Or volunteer at national events - like the London Marathon and Great North Run, give talks about our work, and support our campaigns.

  • We’ll also help you to organise your own events. This includes Action Squad Event Month in June, when groups hold their biggest fundraising activities.

  • Lots of Action Squads run activities throughout the year too. Raffles, quiz nights, bake sales - you can do all sorts to raise money for us. We’re sure that you’ve got lots of fantastic ideas as well.

What we can offer: 

  • Personalised support from your local area fundraiser.
  • The chance to link up with other Action Squads via our private Facebook group.
  • Campaigning and volunteering opportunities.


If you have any further questions about the role, please see:


If this sounds up your street, we’d love to talk to you. Find out more by getting in touch with us today, by simply emailing, or apply now and we'll be in touch once we know a little more about what you're looking for!


Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all persons particularly those who identify as Male, people with Disabilitiesand Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation. 

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive. 

South Lakeland Children's Centres

We are commissioned by Cumbria County Council to deliver a 0-19 Child and Family Support Service across South Lakeland. We are based in 7 Children's Centres but also deliver work in schools, community venues and family homes. We work with children, young people and families and offer both universal and targeted support. This includes:

  • Advice and Information drop in sessions on a range of topics e.g. healthy eating, supporting children with additional needs, staying safe online
  • Play and learning sessions for pre-school children and their parents
  • Targeted group sessions to develop resilience, support parenting or improve emotional wellbeing
  • One to one support to meet the specific needs of children, young people and families
  • Signposting to partner agencies or specialist support

Action for Children works across the UK. 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.