Volunteer opportunity description

About Us:

Children with Voices offer a unique service by combining keep fit, Dance, Healthy cooking and eating which allows children to obtain the natural energy that they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We offer different provisions, including after school and school holiday clubs. Our most successful project has been ‘Jumping Beans’ which is our regular holiday club.

Our programmes run in the Hackney area offering sessions for children aged 5-11 years old. Activities are designed to help children develop and learn whilst having fun and making new friends :).

"What I mostly love about Jumping Beans is that we get to dance, exercise and cook. Cooking is my favorite thing to do! Also, I love the staff." - Sonia (one of our Jumping Beans members).


When we run our sessions, children are usually split into small groups, each one with a young volunteer (team assistant) and then a Team leader who ensures that the group is carrying out the tasks needed to help make the session run on time.

Our young volunteers (usually aged between 12-16) are very important to us as they are volunteering their own time to work with younger children and also to improve their leadership skills. However, young volunteers can often tend to be distracted and occasionally need some supervising themselves, which is where you might come in to help!

It would be great if you have any of the attributes below:

• Creative and have a great sense of humour

• Good delegation skills

• Confidence to supervise others

• Motivated & encouraging

• Flexible and adaptable - can help with when help is needed.

• Reliable and committed

• Love working and teaching children

• Multitask skills would be good to have

• D.B.S is a must but we can help with that.

• Cleaning (tidying up mess!)

• Communication & listening skills.

The Team leader roles we have available are;

• Team leader for the under 5 years

• Team leader for age 5 to 11 years

• Team leaders for the young youths.


Time commitment:

We would ideally like a volunteer to work with us for up to 2 days per week depending on the school holiday length (half terms, Easter and Christmas Breaks) and between these times 10am-4pm but we can be flexible to suit your schedule.

Expenses – travel and refreshments:

We reimburse reasonable travel expenses against receipts and provide all volunteers with a hot lunch and refreshments

Benefits to you:

-Learn new skills

-meet new people and make new friends


-experience for your CV

-opportunity to offer skills for the community

-chance to gain exposure within diverse communities


Support/volunteer management:

We provide training and supervision for all of our volunteers and encourage and share their skills with the children. We can provide support with references, further volunteering experiences with our network of businesses and voluntary organisations.

DBS – Disclosure barring checks: As we work with children, all of our volunteers will need to hold a current DBS. DBS checks are free for volunteers and we will apply for this on your behalf. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Children with voices

Michelle Dornelly
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