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Volunteer for ChildLine Schools Service

Make a difference for children by offering your time and support to help them stay safe from abuse

Children have the right to be happy and safe. The ChildLine Schools Service wants children to know this and aims to ensure that every primary school child (aged 9-11) understands abuse, knows how to protect themself and has an awareness of how to get help and support.

As a ChildLine Schools Service volunteer you will help make a difference, using assemblies and classroom workshops to help encourage children to recognise situations where they may need help and letting them know how they can access support.

We will be on hand to help you all the way with ongoing training and support, and a local team of volunteers and staff that you will become a part of.

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Watch how our volunteers are making a difference

Watch and listen to ChildLine Schools Service volunteers as they talk about how they are making a difference for children in their communities.

Your time can make a real difference

Direct feedback from the children we speak to demonstrates how much of an impact the service makes, and it wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers.

Volunteering with the ChildLine Schools Service could mean you help a child who is currently living with a problem but doesn't know what to do about it.

If you're as passionate as we are about protecting the children in your local community, we'd love for you to join our team of volunteers.

Skills needed to be a ChildLine Schools Service volunteer

You don'tt need any previous experience of working with children to be a ChildLine Schools Service volunteer, as we will provide you with the relevant training.

What we are looking for is people with the right skills and passion, these include:

  • believing in the empowerment and protection of all children
  • having the confidence to speak in front of a group of primary school children
  • being able to communicate and engage with children
  • demonstrating a willingness to learn, complete training and accept feedback
  • having basic IT skills and regular access to email

Volunteers must also be able to commit to a minimum of two school visits a month during term time (once training in schools has been completed), between the hours of 9:00am-3:30pm.

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Further information

Applications and training for volunteers
Find out more about the application process and what training and support will be available to you.
Training for ChildLine Schools Service volunteers

How to apply to volunteer with ChildLine Schools Service

What our current volunteers think of the service

Why we developed the service
Talking to children in schools about staying safe is a simple idea but it has a massive impact.
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Contact us

If you have a specific question about your application - that is not listed in our frequently asked questions, please e-mail your query to ChildlineVolunteerRecruitment@nspcc.org.uk or call 0844 892 0215.

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Training and support

We’ll provide expert training and a supportive network to give you the opportunity to gain valuable skills.

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Applying process

There are three stages to the ChildLine Schools Service volunteer application.

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Schools: arrange a volunteer visit

Contact us if you are interested in having a ChildLine Schools Service volunteer speak to your pupils.

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