Gifting us your time

It’s not always what
you’d expect

Gifting us your time

It’s not always what
you’d expect

There are lots of questions or concerns people might have while considering whether volunteering with us is right for them. Here, we’ve tried to answer some of the most common ones.

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“I don’t feel qualified to provide advice to children in danger”

Thorough training: All of our volunteers go through a thorough training programme – so you’ll always feel totally prepared to carry out your opportunity brilliantly. You’ll never be put in a position where you’ll feel exposed. And if you’re in a frontline opportunity, directly supporting children and young people, you’ll also be surrounded by experienced colleagues on hand to offer all the support you need.

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“What if I can’t cope with the stories I hear from some of the young people I come into contact with?”

Our volunteers receive full training and support, so they feel equipped to deal with most situations. We also have volunteering opportunities to suit all sorts of people, skills, experience and time you have to give so even if a Childline position isn’t for you, there are many other opportunities that may suit you better.

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“I can’t commit to give time on a regular basis”

Flexible opportunities: We have volunteering opportunities to suit all sorts of people, skills, experience and time you have to give. While we prefer our volunteers to stick to regular time slots in some areas (such as Childline), there are many other volunteering opportunities which can fit around your lifestyle.

We’re always here for children

The NSPCC couldn't do what it does without volunteers. They sit at the heart of our organisation. It’s our volunteers who ensure that we’re here for children and young people, every day.

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“Training and shadowing was a tremendous learning experience, a bit like an apprenticeship.”

Basil, Young Witness Service

NSPCC

What type of Volunteer are you?

There are lots of ways to volunteer with us, find out what type of volunteering might be right for you with our volunteer profile builder.

Learn more here