We’re entering third week of 30 Days of Doing Good, in which dozens of people have already pledged their support to local charities in need of support. Today’s good cause is The Children’s Society, who work with disabled children and young people up to the age of 25.
The Children’s Society couldn’t run their projects without the assistance of volunteers which is made up of a group of people of all ages who give a couple of hours a week to help young people get out of the house and have fun. This could be going swimming, bowling, playing in the park or a trip to McDonalds – whatever the young person wants to do. Volunteers receive full training in how to care for the young person they are linked with and we cover all expenses. And we’re only a phone call away if you need support or advice. And it’s not just the young people who benefit from our befriending scheme – parents and carers appreciate having some time out, knowing their child is in safe hands
Another project, Reaching Out, supports over-16s who want to volunteer in the community. They may need support with getting to their placement or a bit of help while they are volunteering. If you volunteer with this project you could find yourself in a sports club, a stately home, a charity shop or a children’s nursery. You’ll also help your young people work towards two national awards and you could get involved in training sessions and other activities. They also throw sensational parties!
They also believe every child should have a good childhood and they need your help to make this happen. So if you can spare a few hours a week or fortnight why not join in and give something? No experience required, just enthusiasm, common sense and the ability to have fun.
To find out more, simply click on the pledge button at the right hand side of this article and The Children’s Society will be back in touch!