If you can spare a couple of hours each month, you can help make a HUGE difference to young people!

Your Local Children's Charity Need YOU!

YLF volunteers are the heart of what we do. They give over 34,000 hours every year, making a huge impact in our local community, providing positive outcomes for young people… and without them we could not operate.

Giving just a few hours a month can significantly change a young person’s life… and we are sure it will make a difference to yours as well!

Why Volunteer?

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What Are the Benefits?

The benefits of volunteering are huge for those you help and your community, but also for you. You can:

Boost your confidence and social skills

Meet people and make new friends

Be part of a community and make it better

Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity

Learn new skills and advance your career

Feel happier and healthier

Take on a challenge

Have fun

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Why Volunteer for YLF?

When you become a volunteer for YLF, you will be valued by our close knit team who will be there for you every step of the way.

Supporting our volunteers is one of our priorities. We provide DBS checks, full training, materials and resources, regular supervision and round-the-clock support.

To thank our volunteers we organise special events and social gatherings during the year too.

Our open-door policy also means you are welcomed at any of our hubs and the main office at any time, whether it’s to stop by and say hello, or to meet with your young person.

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Are You Ready To Volunteer?

Can you answer ‘yes’ to the following? … Are you:

Passionate about helping disadvantaged young people reach their potential?

Able to spare a minimum of two hours per month?

Able to commit to us for at least 12 months?

A good listener and non-judgemental?

Able to attend three, two-hour training sessions to acquire the tools/knowledge to commence volunteering?

Then you are more than ready!

That’s all you need – don’t worry if you have no experience or qualifications in this type of work, we will equip you!

Trustee Roles

Our Trustees are also volunteers! If you have an interest in joining our Board and finding out more about what they do, take a look at our Trustees page.

What People Say

“I really feel like part of a wider family since volunteering for YLF. My Coordinator is always there to call upon and to support me.” Jackie, volunteer

“He lights up when his volunteer comes to meet him. She has had such a positive effect on him and he has improved at school in so many ways. Huge credit to the volunteer.” Sue Horton, school teacher

What Next?

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Apply Now

Know what role you wish to play? Then apply online today

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More Info

Read our Volunteer Pack for more information

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Other Support

Want to help in another way, check out our fundraising