5 volunteering opportunities at The Children's Trust that can boost your CV

Brianna Middleton-MacPherson

Volunteering at The Children’s Trust is not only fun and rewarding, but can offer you the chance to improve your skills, develop your knowledge and help you with your future career. Below you can find 5 ways volunteering at The Children’s Trust will improve your CV and help you stand out to employers. The Children's Trust Volunteers

Volunteer at an event

Short on time? Volunteer at one of our annual fundraising events, and gain skills in teamwork, communication, fundraising and event management. Why not sign up to be a team leader, and develop your leadership skills too? Whilst studying for her events management degree Olivia volunteered at numerous events including The Supercar Event, The Christmas Concert and the London Marathon.
"Volunteering at events are great fun, and each one was so different. The Supercar Event was brilliant. I have amazing memories and it’s something special to put on my CV."Olivia
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Apply for a 3 month internship

Looking to break into the charity sector? Gain experience working in departments such as Fundraising, Communications or Marketing to get ahead. Completing voluntary internship at The Children’s Trust is a great way to develop practical skills, and give you the confidence to apply for jobs in the charity sector. Apply for an internship.
"I am more confident now after doing an internship at The Children’s Trust. I have gained valuable work experience and it has helped to open up many job opportunities I never thought about"Ellie, Volunteer Recruitment Intern
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Become a media volunteer

Want to develop your skills as a blogger? Looking to showcase your video editing skills? Volunteer with our marketing and communications team, to gain valuable skills and have the opportunity to have your work published by a national charity. Apply to be a volunteer blogger or a video editing volunteer, and use this opportunity to make your work stand out.

Volunteer at our Respite Camps & Clubs

Are you studying nursing, child development or therapy? Looking for opportunities that give you more experience and knowledge of supporting children and young people with disabilities? We’re looking for friendly and caring people to become play assistants who will support during our respite clubs and camps. These are run once a month and during the holidays, and provide children and young people with disabilities the chance to enjoy leisure activities and have fun in a safe environment. Find out more about volunteering at our Camps & Clubs.
"I really enjoyed volunteering because it was so fulfilling to help others and make a difference, be it big or small. It also really helped to build my confidence and gave me the experience I needed to apply for university studying Speech and Language Therapy."Megan, Summer Camp Play Volunteer
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Gain work experience in our specialist school

Interested in a career in Speech and Language Therapy? Would love a career working with children with disabilities? We offer short term work experience at The Children’s Trust School and within our therapy departments for people to gain experience and knowledge about developing careers in these fields. Find out more about work experience with The Children's Trust.
"I found it so fascinating to learn about the ways in which we can help children and young people to build on their communication. It was also good to speak to the different members of staff about their experiences – everyone was really helpful and friendly."Speech and Language Therapy Shadow Scheme Participant

Volunteering for The Children’s Trust

As a bonus volunteering at The Children’s Trust means you are helping us improve the lives of children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability. Every year over 40,000 children are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness, and thousands more are born with brain injuries or develop severe disabilities as a result of a degenerative condition. Our rehabilitation, medical services, community and online services and specialist school give children with brain injury the chance to live their lives to the full.