Volunteer in schools

Play a vital role in protecting a generation of children, by helping them understand abuse and giving them the confidence to speak out if they need help.

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A volunteer delivering a school assemblyVolunteer to visit local schools twice a month and give our age-appropriate Speak out. Stay safe. assemblies and workshops to primary school pupils.

You’ll work alongside other volunteers to make sure at the end of each session the children feel empowered and know who they can speak out to if they are worried.

Volunteer today and join our fight for every childhood

''I help to deliver assemblies and workshops and thoroughly enjoy it. 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, Speak out. Stay safe. volunteer

How you'll help children

2 children in the average primary school class have suffered abuse or neglect. That's why we aim to reach every primary school in the UK. But we need your help.

As one of our trained Speak out. Stay safe. volunteers you'll play a vital role in protecting a generation of children, by helping them understand abuse and giving them the confidence to speak out if they need help.

What you'll get out of it

As a Speak out. Stay safe. volunteer you’ll get the opportunity to:

  • learn valuable new skills
  • be part of a friendly team of like-minded people
  • most importantly, make a huge difference to children within your local area

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Key details

Role title

Speak Out Stay Safe Volunteer

Activity type

Volunteering with children

Location

Available nationwide

Commitment

Minimum of two school visits a month (plus initial training)

Minimum commitment 12 months

Availability

Weekdays, during school hours

 

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Not right for you?

There are so many ways to get involved and help children, and we’d love to have you on our team.

Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable.

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Training and support

When you volunteer with us we'll be here to support you throughout. You’ll get lots of initial training which includes practice sessions, homestudy and multiple visits to schools to help you learn assembly and workshop materials.

When you start delivering the sessions, support will be on offer from both your supervisor and other experienced volunteers.

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Who's right for the role?

While we think this role is suitable for a whole range of people, we are particularly looking for those with the following qualities and experience:

  • passionate about helping young people and children
  • great communication skills
  • empathetic and perceptive
  • sensitive and supportive
  • able to think on your feet
  • works well within a team
  • basic IT and email skills.

Signing up to be a school service volunteer is very rewarding but it’s also a big commitment, which requires a lot of training and you will need to deliver a minimum of two school visits every month.

We’ll also need to do some routine safeguarding checks. It’s nothing to worry about, and we can answer any questions you have about this.

Not right for you?

There are so many ways to get involved and help children, and we’d love to have you on our team.

Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable.

See other roles