Published on
03 May 2022

Children’s charity Barnardo’s is opening its doors to potential volunteers wanting to make a positive difference to local families.

Include Me 2 is a service for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. It provides leisure activities for them to enjoy including arts and crafts, sensory play, cooking and baking and visits to the park.

Volunteers would support the children and young people – aged from four to 19 – during term time at the after-school club, at weekends and during the school holidays.

Cindy Ribchester, Barnardo’s Volunteer Coordinator said:

“We would be delighted to welcome some new volunteers to our fantastic volunteering family. Not only do the children and young people love having them around but the volunteers themselves get so much from doing it. Volunteering provides an opportunity to learn and have new experiences and you also meet new friends & have fun along the way.

“We provide comprehensive training and out of pocket expenses and volunteering can be a good stepping-stone into employment. A number of our volunteers have gone to on to become paid members of staff which is testament to how much they enjoy the role and working with our young people.”

Volunteer Lauren said:

“The staff at Barnardo’s are very supportive and the individuals that you help support are fantastic. The world is their oyster and it’s great to be part of such a caring group that encourages everyone to be their best self.”

Sarah, who also volunteers said:

“I enjoy building a bond and relationship with the children, finding out what they enjoy doing and joining in. Everyone at Barnardo’s is supportive and caring, and the flexibility of volunteering around my studying is a plus for me!”

For an informal chat and to find out more, please contact Cindy on 07925373555 or email [email protected]