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Volunteer with us

We have a volunteering role for everyone! Whether you have a skill to share, feel like trying something new, or want to meet new people, volunteering with us is a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

By volunteering, you are helping us transform lives of disabled children.


What will you gain from volunteering?

Whatever your reasons for volunteering, we’re really grateful, and we want to make sure you have a fantastic experience in return:

  • Gain transferable skills and work experience
  • Enhance your CV
  • Work towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Experience of working with children with disabilities
  • Onsight hospital experience
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun
  • Do something you enjoy
  • Build your confidence
  • Make a difference
  • Experience something new
  • Share your knowledge and experience.


Destination Dreams

Do you want to have the best volunteering experience of your life? Apply to be a volunteer on our Destination Dreams holiday in 2019.

We created Destination Dreams in 2007, to give 25 children, with life-threatening conditions, a once-in-a-lifetime dream holiday to Disney World, in Florida.

You’ll get to meet some amazing children, inspirational families, like-minded people, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Deadline for applications to be received is 31st July 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited along to our Selection Day on 12th August  2018 in Staffordshire.

Email: volunteer@caudwellchildren.com for an application pack

What volunteering opportunities are available?

This year marks the start of a transformational year for Caudwell Children.

In July we’re launching the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, dedicated to assessment, intervention, support and research into autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. The Centre will help us change the lives of even more children and we want you to be part of it!

See below the volunteer opportunities available in the Caudwell International Children’s Centre opening this year.

Administration Support

To support the team in an administrative capacity. Processing applications and family support referrals. Use IT systems to undertake a range of office tasks, general office duties, including filing, data entry and answering the telephone.

Job Description: Download


To provide an efficient warm welcome to visitors arriving at the centre. To assist with any visitor enquiries and answering the telephone.

Job Description: Download

Outreach Contact Officer

To ensure that families have the relevant information about their visit to the centre. A point of contact for any questions or queries that the families have.

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Support Assistant

To support families whilst they are visiting the centre, ensuring that they are in the right place at the right time and can find their way around the building. Spend time with the families and the children between sessions and appointments, offering refreshments and maintaining the public areas.

Job Description: Download

Short Breaks Activities Assistant

Supporting disabled children to access activities provided by the charity within the Staffordshire area.

Job Description: Download


This role is only available regionally. Please email volunteer@caudwellchildren.com for more information.

Register your interest!

Why Should I Volunteer


Be brave and enquire today!

After submitting your enquiry, one of our volunteering specialists will be in touch. However, should you wish to contact us please email volunteer@caudwellchildren.com

Thank you for your support.

Meet Kenny…

Volunteer to Full time Work

Change your life

Kenny started volunteering with us and he’s now in full-time employed as an Assistant Grants Officer.

“I wanted to get the most out of volunteering at Caudwell Children, so I volunteered in as many departments as they would let me. No day was ever the same. I could be helping to secure prizes for an event one day, helping out on a short break another day, or talking to the parents of disabled children on the phone, giving them advice the next! I really felt like I was developing valuable experience which subsequently got me paid job at the charity.”

Volunteers Awards

Our volunteers are a vital party of the charity. We simply couldn’t continue our life-changing work without you all!

This is why we’ve decided to do the Caudwell Children Volunteer Awards this year. We want to thank you all for your amazing support; recognise what you do for the charity and how you are driving the charity forward, helping us transform the lives of even more disabled children.

Below are the nominees and winners of our volunteer awards this year. Well done everyone! We’re so proud and I couldn’t continue our life-changing work without you all.

All the winners and nominees will receive a certificate in the post as a reminder of their achievement.


The group that has made the most impact in their volunteering area (e.g. Destination Dreams, NCS Volunteers, Medics)

  • Amal Haji-Matali
  • Applications Department
  • Martin Taylor
  • Destination Dreams Volunteers
  • Family Support
  • Hospital Volunteer Team
  • Lisa Shardlow
  • Medics

Winner: Applications Department Volunteers


The volunteer who quietly goes above and beyond for the charity team, supporters and/or beneficiaries.

  • Adrian Richard
  • Belinda Freeman
  • Cyrus Hambleton
  • Dominic Parisi
  • Helen Wilson
  • Jordan Boughley
  • Lisa Shardlow
  • Martin Taylor
  • Maureen Newby
  • Nicci Meek
  • Stephanie Benac
  • Steven Heath
  • Tim Lloyd

WINNER: Nicci Meek


A volunteer who has been with the charity less than 12 months and has shown commitment and development within the role.

  • Julian Perks
  • Jordan Boughley
  • Nurfasihah Mawang
  • Sibongile Charlene Chingwena

WINNER: Jordan Boughley


Selected by the senior team, this person will have demonstrated the core values of the charity in all that they contributed.

  • Debbie Mayer
  • Rita Adams
  • Tim Lloyd

WINNER: Rita Adams


The volunteer that has lifted all our spirits and boosted morale with their enthusiasm and passion for the charity.

  • Bethan Davies
  • Elaine Wright
  • Jordan Boughey
  • Julian Perks
  • Justine Marsh
  • Lisa Shardlow
  • Martin Taylor
  • Maureen Newby

Winner: Justine Marsh


Because of You

Thank you so much for being a part of our journey to change children’s lives.


Children We Have Helped

Take a look at some of the stories of children we have already helped.


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