Award winning charity

Transforming Childrens' Lives

Kids in Action is a charity for special needs children, offering a life-changing environment of enjoyment, inclusivity and positivity.

Get Involved

We rely on volunteers to help us run the centre and activities. We’re lucky that people from the local community volunteer by working in our coffee shop, helping and supporting children and adults in various activities, assisting with fundraising and charity events and outings, and giving general maintenance work or admin support.

But there’s always room for more!

Your time, your personality and your skills can make an incredible difference. And we know that not everyone can commit the same time. We’re as keen to hear from people who can help us for an hour a month as those want to spend hours helping the kids every week.

It feels good to do good. And that’s not all. Through their volunteering a number of local people have felt their confidence bloom and gained new skills, helping them to move into paid employment.

What our volunteers say

“I absolutely love it, I love all the kids, all the staff, it’s such a lovely atmosphere.”
Linda Fuller

“It gave me a purpose and I feel like I’m making a difference. I love the people who I work with and the families that come here.”
Christian Cunningham

“I like the time spent helping the kids if they are in the games room or multimedia room.”
Daryl Humphries

“I have been volunteering at Kids in Action since January 2015 and have loved every second of it. I have always adored children and have always wanted to put a smile on every child’s face. I believe that whatever the circumstance a child always deserves to be happy and Kids in Action is just simply the best place for that. The continuous effort of all the staff that work here and all the great facilities they provide. I have never wanted to leave since starting, so I would have to say my biggest achievement of working here, is working my way up from volunteering as a Play Assistant to now becoming a Play Leader.” 
Kainaat Sheikh

“I wanted to put my time and energy into a role that benefitted others. It honestly brightens my day to see the children and adult members so comfortable in an environment where they can truly express themselves and make new friendships. Every member inspires me with their stories, as well as the families and carers that support them through and through. It’s an honour to be part of the Kids In Action family.”
Kirsty Marshall

If you would like to become part of our valued volunteer team, please contact us on 01582 477762.

Find out how you can make a real difference to kids’ lives!
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