Volunteer for NSPCC Schools Service

Become a volunteer and help children speak out and stay safe.

Help children speak out and stay safe

Our Speak out Stay safe programme is protecting a generation of children against abuse one primary school at a time. And we want you to join us.

As our volunteer, you'll visit local schools giving assemblies to children aged 5-11 and classroom workshops to 9-11 year olds. You'll help them to understand abuse. And give them the confidence and courage to speak out and seek help if they ever need it.

By delivering our programme to at least two schools a month, you'll be making a massive difference, helping us fight for every childhood in your local school's community. 

It's why we're here and we couldn't do it without you.

How to play your part

You'll need to be the kind of person who:

  • believes in the empowerment and protection of all children
  • has the confidence to speak in front of a group of primary school children
  • can communicate and engage with children
  • has basic IT skills and regular access to email.

You'll need to be available for:

  • our comprehensive induction process including online learning, face-to-face training and home study
  • a minimum of 2 school visits a month.


''I help to deliver assemblies and workshops and thoroughly enjoy my volunteering work for the Speak out Stay safe programme. It’s great and very satisfying to know that we're getting the message across to children that they don’t have to deal with anything on their own.''

Bernie Riley, NSPCC Schools Service volunteer

How we'll help you

Our training will provide you with all the tools needed to help you play your part.

You'll develop the skills needed to communicate with children – both for delivering presentations and answering their questions, and learn about our safeguarding procedures.

Our training

After a successful interview, you’ll have access to a range of online modules which will provide the underpinning knowledge required before attending your face to face training.

These will include information on:

  • the wider work of the NSPCC
  • the resources available to the whole school community through the NSPCC Schools Service
  • the Schools Service safeguarding procedures.

During this two day workshop, you’ll meet other new and current volunteers and you’ll cover a range of topics including:

  • representing the NSPCC
  • safeguarding within schools
  • presentation skills
  • the Speak Out Stay Safe delivery resources.

The practical nature of the workshop will ensure that you feel confident and prepared for the next part of your training – your first school visits.

You'll then have a chance to see the Schools Service in action, observing experienced staff and School Service volunteers deliver the assembly and interactive workshop.

We won’t throw you in at the deep end. You'll start off by presenting parts of the programme with an experienced volunteer. This will help build your confidence and knowledge of the material. Before you know it you’ll be taking the lead!

Throughout the whole process, we give you feedback, coaching and advice on specific areas for development in your role.