Volunteer Speaker

Opportunity by The Children's Society
Location Leicester, UK

We need people like you to make a real difference by increasing awareness of our vital work. By reaching out and sourcing talks in your local community you will inspire people to support us and strengthen our ties with your local area, through churches, schools and businesses.

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About this role

What you’ll be doing

  • Attending and online  induction and training on how to be a confident and effective public speaker in various places, including churches, community groups such as WI , Rotary and schools for The Children’s Society
  • Delivering talks in your local community to small groups, including at our box opening evenings
  • When you are ready, delivering talks to large audiences in churches, at local businesses and other groups, and arranging your own talks
  • Speaking to these audiences to raise awareness of the issues facing vulnerable children and explaining how we are here to help, thanks to our donors and supporters.
  • Thanking existing donors and supporters and letting them know about the impact they’ve had
  • Encouraging audience members at each talk to get involved, particularly through our House Box network  Fundraising events and campaigns
  • Proactively supporting us to source talks in your local area

‘I was nervous at first. But I had great training and guidance from my Relationship Manager… I leave buzzing with excitement and feeling so inspired.’ Zahraa, Volunteer Speaker

When you can volunteer



  • Access to a vehicle
  • Driving license
  • References needed

What makes a great Speaker?

You don’t need any specific experience or qualifications, but to be a great Speaker, you’ll need to be...

Passionate about helping vulnerable children and young people
Friendly and outgoing, and enjoy meeting people from all backgrounds
Happy to speak publicly, eventually to large groups
Curious, and willing to learn more about our projects, campaigns and research, on an ongoing basis to create and adapt talks
Organised and prepared to provide feedback after each talkAble to do four talks per year
Willing to travel around your area and able to organise your own transport
Able to access the internet and use email


Location Leicester, UK

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