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Vision for volunteering

At Save The Children we are one team

From event managers, researchers and coaches to campaigners, partners, fundraisers, ambassadors, trustees and more, volunteers give their time and expertise in all kinds of ways to help us.

We believe in volunteers and staff collaborating across the organisation and in every area of our work.

Volunteers give their time, their passion and their energy to achieve change. Every day, the enormous range of skills, experience and expertise they bring makes us stronger as an organisation, enabling us to reach more people, establish wider networks and champion the rights of children in more communities than ever before.

Working together, we are developing and learning from one another to shape the future of Save the Children’s work. We encourage the enthusiasm and ambition of our volunteers so that together, we can create something truly exceptional: real, dramatic and lasting change for children.

Our mission

Our mission is to develop and nurture a supportive, collaborative environment, where every volunteer is empowered to share their expertise and inspired to develop their skills to improve children’s lives around the world.

Our principles

Save the Children volunteers

  • Partnership: We are one team with staff and volunteers working collaboratively, learning and developing together and accountable to one another.
  • Recognition: We respect and admire the vital contribution volunteers make in every area of our work. We could not accomplish what we do without them.
  • Empowerment: We empower volunteers to lead, to deliver on current projects, to develop new ideas and to successfully implement new ways of working. 
  • Trust: We trust volunteers to use their skills, experience and expertise to their full potential, to inform and develop what we do and to organise and deliver activities that further our aims.
  • Transparency:  We champion transparency, honesty and good communication in everything we do, ensuring volunteers see the difference we make together to children’s lives.

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