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Volunteer stories

Celebrating our amazing volunteers

Meet some of our volunteers and hear what they have to say about being a Save the Children volunteer.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers!

What's it like to volunteer for Save the Children UK?

Meet some of our volunteers - they do it for many different reasons but have the same vision – to make the world a better place.

Meet Amanda

Amanda has volunteered for almost a year in Mary's Living and Giving store in Primrose Hill and she is very enthusiastic about her support for Save the Children

She says: 'Children are very close to my heart I've got children of my own, I'm a grandmother and I feel it's really important for children to have a good start in life because it will affect them for the rest of their lives and goes on to affect other generations...I feel that the work Save the Children is doing is really important.'

Thank you Amanda for being such an amazing volunteer! 

Meet Terry

Terry Holt, 96, has walked up to half a mile every day since the 23rd March to raise money for Save the Children's coronavirus appeal. She credits decades of volunteering for helping her stay motivated through the lockdown in Greater Manchester.

When asked about her reasons for walking each day Terry said: “I live on my own and my family are not nearby, so in the beginning I was struggling and feeling lonely. Fundraising has given me a reason to get up and out every day.”

She continues “The coronavirus is keeping us all stuck indoors but, being 96 and walking with a walker I did not want to stop keeping mobile. I accepted middle age when I got to 90 so I’m still only middle aged now and if I stop moving, I feel like I might get old. Each day I do a daily walk and I’m using this as an opportunity to continue fundraising.”

Thank you for all your hard work, Terry!

Our latest opportunities

Do you have a particular skill you’d like to put to good use or one you really want to learn? Or are you just looking for something fun to do with your spare time?

Unfortunately, due to coronavirus a lot of our volunteer opportunities have been put on hold. We look forward to opening our shops up again soon and would love you to join our team! If you’re interested in joining our group of amazing volunteers you can search our lastest opportunites and help us save children’s lives.

Whatever your reason for getting involved, we think you could be our next Save the Children volunteer. 

We get asked a lot of questions about volunteering so we've tried to answer as many of these as we can in our frequently asked questions page.

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