Would you like to help people in your community during the COVID-19 crisis? We've launched Corona Helpers, a new website where individuals can pledge their support and COVID-19 support groups can recruit and manage volunteers. Visit www.corona-helpers.co.uk. This means that we may take a little longer to reply to contact requests about opportunities that are not related to COVID-19 support, so please bear with us and thank you for your patience.

Volunteer Speaker

The Children's Society

Name: Volunteer Speaker
Organisation: The Children's Society
Type: Part Time
We ask that our speakers give a minimum of 6 talks per year. The opportunity is incredibly flexible, however, please be aware that many of our talks take place during a Sunday church service.


Do you enjoy giving talks and presentations? Can you inspire people to support our work?

If you can talk with passion to audiences both large and small and would like to help the most vulnerable children in England then you should consider speaking for The Children's Society.

We need people like you to make a real difference by increasing awareness of our vital work. By reaching out and sourcing talks in your local community you will inspire people to support us and strengthen our ties with your local area, through churches, schools and businesses. You will thank existing supporters and motivate new people to get involved in our work and donate their time and money.

Typical tasks include:
- Arrange talks within your community to churches, schools and community groups such as Mothers Unions Inner Wheels and Rotary Groups.Deliver talks to these community groups to raise awareness of the issues facing vulnerable children and explain how we are here to help
- Encourage audience members at each talk to support us by promoting ways to get involved, particularly through our House Box network, organising a Christingle or a fundraising event such as a coffee morning or challenge event
- Feedback to us after every talk using the Speaker Feedback Form"

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Organisation Description

"Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children's Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

We listen. We support. We act.

There are no simple answers so we work with others to tackle complex problems. Only together can we make a difference to the lives of children now and in the future.

Because no child should feel alone.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side."


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Faith
  • Young People

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Campaigning and Lobbying
  • Community Work
  • Fundraising
  • Local Events
  • Planning
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching

Skills and Qualifications


Own vehicle or access to a vehicle.
Will require two references.
Own computer or secure access to one.


Organising,Talking to others,Listening

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: You will be offered a full training and induction programme with the opportunity to shadow another speaker. You will also be given access to our online portal which contains a wealth of information about our work, what is happening locally and sample scr

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Taster session, Trial Period