Why Volunteers Matter

It’s a pretty common mistake to think of volunteering as just something nice that people do. Volunteering with us really matters and can positively impact on the lives of our care experienced young people.

We run phenomenal activities that are full of fun. From creative arts and DJ sessions each week to an annual summer camp for our young people.  We also run national events and campaigns that influence people and bring about positive change at a senior level.

Our volunteers support all of this work, enriching and enhancing the experiences of our young people by bringing their skills, experience and personality to our movement.

Our volunteering roles have three main themes;

Participation support (helping us to bring young people together by supporting youth work activities)

Influencing support (helping us to bring about change by supporting our campaigning and events)

Organisational support (helping us reach as many people as possible with administration, membership, marketing and fundraising)

The time that you are able to give makes a difference.

Sometimes, our events bring together brothers and sisters who haven’t seen each other in a while. Our youth work creates a space where young people can feel a true sense of belonging amongst people who understand what it’s like to grow up in care. Our campaigns show young people that someone is on their side and that they don’t have to be ashamed of who they are.

We can make this the case for more young people across Scotland because of you. Volunteers matter to us. Register your interest here.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities and funding partners, who make our work possible
Who Cares? Scotland Funding Partners