Volunteer for Barnardo’s with Children’s Activity Support

Opportunities are available across South Nottinghamshire for group
and one-to-one play Barnardos logovolunteers.

The volunteers will support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children and young people. The Butterfly Project is a service designed to support the needs of a child or young person with a life limiting condition. It also helps support the wider family members, in particular by providing emotional support to parents and siblings.

Group helpers will play a vital role is supporting staff to deliver Family and Sibling Events which give families much needed peer support, an opportunity to have a well-earned break and to simply have fun for a couple of hours. They will:

  • Assisting staff with setting up activities at the beginning of the session and helping to tidy up at the end.
  • Making children and parents feel welcome.
  • Assisting parnets and children during activities.
  • Helping to make events an enjoyable experience for the children and parents.

One-to-One Play Volunteers

The One-to-One Play Volunteer will:

  • Provide one-to-one support to children and young people in their home, creating positive experiences through play and stimulation.
  • Develop relationships with the children and young people.
  • Support the physical and emotional needs of the child/young person during sessions
  • Attend any relevant training as directed by the supervisor
  • Complete activity sheets for supervisor
  • Attend regular supervision meetings.

For either role, please contact Lorraine Rhodes, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 0115 957 5300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.