Volunteer for our services

Give your time to help with our work supporting children and families who need us.

Volunteer opportunities within our services

Supporting children in Northern Ireland who have to give evidence in court

Being made to go to a court building can be terrifying for a child. It’s an intimidating environment where children fear seeing or bumping into their alleged attacker. That’s what makes our Young Witness Service so vital.

How you can play your part

boy talkingYou’ll need to be available

  • for an 8-day training programme
  • weekdays, including evenings
  • to attend court proceedings and attend support visits with children and their families

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

  • has 1 year’s experience of caring and support work
  • can communicate and engage with children, their families and professionals involved
  • is good at building relationships
  • remains calm and reassuring in stressful situations
  • copes with distressing information appropriately
  • has basic admin and note-taking skills

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Training and support for you

As a volunteer for the service – working with social workers and other trained staff – you'll be provided with all the support and training you need to play your part:

  • 8-day training programme
  • ongoing supervision
  • refresher days – 2 a year
  • group volunteer meetings

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Helping service users to reach our support

Sometimes it's not possible for a vulnerable child and young person to make their way to our service centres around the UK.

For instance, Croydon service centre offers vital services including Face to Face, Letting the Future In, and Protect and Respect which look after children and young people in care, those recovering from sexual abuse, and those at risk of being sexually exploited. This is why it's so important that these young people can make it there.

And in Glasgow, we support young families to help them cope with the pressures of being a parent and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.

If you can spare a few hours a week and own a car, you can provide the support we need.

The NSPCC helps to transform the lives of children, young people and families through a range of one-to-one and group work services.

Volunteer drivers play a key role in helping these vulnerable children and young people to access vital services they might not otherwise be able to reach.

We're looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and committed people who can give our children and young people a sense of security whilst travelling to and from their sessions with us.

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Training and support for you

As a volunteer for our services, you'll be provided with all the support and training you need to play your part:

    • safeguarding training
    • health and safety training
    • ongoing supervision
    • travel expenses

Search for volunteer driver roles near you