What volunteering opportunities are available?
This year marks the start of a transformational year for Caudwell Children.
We are now in our new home, 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.
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.
To provide an efficient warm welcome to visitors arriving at the centre. To assist with any visitor enquiries and answering the telephone.
To ensure that families have the relevant information about their visit to the centre or the services we offer. A point of contact for any questions or queries that the families have.
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.
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Short Breaks Activities Assistant
Supporting disabled children to access activities provided by the charity within the Staffordshire area.
Information Support (Hospital)
Supporting the delivery of information points based within hospitals and children’s healthcare settings. The role is only available regionally.
To raise vital funds for the charity through helping at our events or organising your own small scale fundraisers such as collections or bake sales.
Advisory Board Member
We are currently seeking members to join our Clinical Services & research Advisory Group to help shape the future of autism and childhood disability services.
Register your interest!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
Change your life
Kenny started volunteering with us and he’s now in full-time employed as a Grants Officer.
‘I was originally at the jobcentre and they referred me to Caudwell Children in order to develop my admin skills and to gain some confidence being in an office environment. I started volunteering in the Applications department, processing funding requests from families for specialised equipment including, car seats, sensory equipment and powered wheelchairs. It was there that I first got involved with Destination Dreams, becoming involved in the administration side of the 2016 trip. After that, I knew I wanted to be one of the volunteers that helped to deliver the experience to the families and when the applications to be a volunteer opened for the next trip, I was the first one to put one in.
When the trip rolled around, a lot had changed for me. Though I was still going on the trip as a volunteer, I had become a member of staff for Caudwell Children. I had started volunteering in other departments, developing new skills and gaining a greater understanding of the charity.
A job opened up in the Fundraising department and I joined the team as Assistant Grants Officer September 2017, a role where I was applying for funds for the same pieces of specialised equipment I had been processing when I first started volunteering. Since then, I have been working for the charity for a few years and have been promoted to Grants Officer. In that time, Caudwell Children has moved buildings, developed a new service and entered a period of expansion in the Fundraising Team.’