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Volunteering Day in May


Want to use your time in a rewarding way that gives back to a charity in your area?

Want to get involved in Barnardo’s first large-scale volunteering event?

Then we need your help!


On the 4th, 5th and 6th May we’re asking volunteers to help repair, repaint and rejuvenate children’s centres across England. These centres provide vital services and care for vulnerable children and young people, and couldn’t be run without the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers.

What will I be doing?

You could help redecorate one of our care leavers’ flats to make it more welcoming, or perhaps transform a room at a supported lodgings centre to make it feel more like home. If you’re more of an outdoorsy type person, you could even brighten a young person’s day by pitching in with some gardening.

Whatever you do on your volunteering day, you don’t have to be an expert – all you need is a willingness to get stuck in and help transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.  

We’re especially keen to hear from those who are over 50 and want to volunteer with us. However, we’d be delighted to receive interest from all age groups – there is room for everyone!

Great – what should I do next?

If this sounds like it’s for you, and you want to give your time to help make a difference, please fill in the simple form below by 23rd April and we will do our best to match you to a time and place that is convenient for you!

We will be in touch during the week commencing 24th April to let you know which volunteering opportunities are taking place near you and so you can confirm your place.

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