Free to Be Kids
Free to Be is a growing London based charity supporting children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and helping to create lasting change for vulnerable children's emotional health
ABOUT US: 

Free To Be supports particularly vulnerable children to  begin to change their stories about who they are, and who they can be. We help children who have often grown up with significant adversity or hardship to more often feel proud of themselves and to experience feeling brave, adventurous, included and successful - often for the first time in a long time. 

 

We do this via overnight adventures and nature based residentials; after-school groups; and mentoring support. We work using the inherent power of the outdoors, animals, nature and self-expression - all of which are integral to the programmes we run. Children experience meeting animals at the farm, building dens in the forest, building rafts in teams to paddle across a lake, standing on the beach for the first time, cooking together in groups, camping out under the stars and a wide range of other activities all carefully designed to both broaden horizons, but also to scaffold the building of self-confidence, resilience, and trust in others.

 

WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: 

Above all we believe that every child deserves to feel wanted, special and valued and to experience joy and adventure within their childhood. 

OUR VALUES: 
Kindness
Openness
Trust
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR PEOPLE: 

Our volunteers will be working with these truly incredible children and helping them have a break and a chance where they can get positive adult support.

We look for kind, compassionate volunteers with enough energy to run around with children having fun all day!

You will also gain full training in working with children and safeguarding.

You’ll gain confidence, make a huge difference to the lives of these children and meet some incredible other like-minded volunteers.

 

Summary
Charity
Mental Health
Social Care
Widening participation
Young People
London
United Kingdom
Charity / Nonprofit

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Our Opportunities

 
Children's Residential Project Group Leader
Free to Be Kids
Min. 1 Weeks Minimum weeks
, United Kingdom
Children's Residential Project Group Leader
Volunteering
Volunteer
Mental Health, Social Care, Widening participation, Young People

 
Children's Residential Trip Driver
Free to Be Kids
Min. 1 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
Children's Residential Trip Driver
Volunteering
Mentor
Mental Health, Social Care, Young People

Our Driver volunteers are integral in making our projects work! It’s where a lot of the important chats, silly games and loud singing happens and can really be the heart of the project.