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Charity registered in Scotland SC037717

NSPCC wants to bring an end to the devastating effect that child abuse has on individuals, their families, communities and society. Over 200,000 children in Scotland have experienced abuse by the time they are 18. Yet only 2,500 children are on child protection registers. Limited resources mean the majority of child protection agencies concentrate on dealing with the aftermath of abuse. The NSPCC is adding value to child protection in Scotland by providing preventative services which aim to identify vulnerable families sooner and intervene before abuse starts or intensifies. Through working with the children most at risk we will learn what works best to prevent abuse and to help children recover from abuse. Our work across communities heightens awareness of abuse and its devastating effect and society’s responsibility to act. We will share what we learn with others to ensure that our mission to protect the childhoods of Scotland’s next generation is realised.

Current opportunities

Are you looking for a flexible and varied volunteering opportunity which allows you to be part of a team? Could you champion the work of NSPCC Scotland in your local area, helping us to raise funds to support our work and keep children in Scotland safe? We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers from across Scotland to create fundraising groups within their local communities. You’ll have the chance to shape and drive the activities of the group and raise vital funds for children.

You could join us to deliver key messages in your local community, including school assemblies and workshops for children about their rights, abuse, bullying, how to both protect themselves and get help when they need it. If you believe every child has a right to a happy childhood, then you can make a difference as part of our team. All volunteers will go through a training programme, which includes a two day face-to-face training workshop. You will have access to first class NSPCC online safeguarding training so you will be fully prepared for training. We make sure that you receive the best possible training and that all of our volunteers are provided with ongoing support, assessment and coaching whilst in schools. There is a strong network of volunteers in your area waiting for you to join them!