Volunteer

Volunteer now and help to change children's lives

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:

More reasons to volunteer

My Cause UK – Festival Volunteering

Do you fancy volunteering at some of the country’s top festivals and raising funds for Caudwell Children? We’ve partnered with My Cause UK who have provided over 5,000 volunteers to festivals such as Boomtown, Bestival and Download Festival.

 

They’ve also donated close to £100,000 to various charities over the years.

Sign up to a festival of your choosing through the My Cause UK’s website by paying a refundable deposit, volunteer during the day, get the evenings free to enjoy the music, and when you’re done we’ll get a donation!

 

We hope you’ll join us this summer at some of the best music festivals in the UK and help us continue to transform the lives of disabled children.

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.

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.’