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Volunteers

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Why Volunteer?

Volunteer with Action for Children to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people and children, and your own too!

As well as being a really valuable way to support some of the most vulnerable children, young people, and families in Sandwell, volunteering is a great way to get involved in your local community. Volunteering with us can also bring some great benefits for you. You could learn new skills, improve your CV, build your confidence and meet new people. It’s also great fun too!

 

“My confidence has got better now, I feel so good about myself”

We have lots of different opportunities for you to get involved with.
You could help little ones learn about the world through play activities or support parents and carers who are struggling to cope. We also welcome volunteers for valuable support roles, such as assisting with administration or covering our front office reception desk. You may also like to get involved in events, and help us to raise our profile so that we can reach out to the whole community.

How much time would I need to commit?

The time commitment is very flexible, and depends upon the role and how much you are able to offer. Some of our volunteers give two hours a week, others two or three days a week, and some get involved in one-off events that last a few hours. A lack of time certainly does not mean that you cannot help us.

What skills do I need?

Most of our volunteering roles do not require you to have any particular skills beyond a willingness to get involved. If any particular skills are needed they will usually be outlined in the role description.

What training and support will I get?

It is important to us that all volunteers feel confident in their role and know exactly what they will be doing. All volunteers are provided with training and given an introduction to the work of Action for Children. Regular support will also be provided from a member of staff.

How do I apply?

Finding an opportunity for you is easy!

 Click here to find a volunteering opportunity to suit you.

Once you’ve found the role for you, sign up and we’ll be in touch.

We would love you to join our friendly team so get involved and volunteer – who knows where it may lead you!