Volunteer with us!

Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities..

We’re always looking for partners who can help and support our teams. 

Are you a competent driver who is able to drive a minibus?

We require someone who can drive the children and young people to activities to help support their opportunities and develop their knowledge. This would involve picking up and returning the Young People and Children to and from their schools.

All transportation would take place during school hours to collect and drop off students.

We are looking for someone:

  • Who is a competent driver
  • With a clean driving licence
  • Enjoys working with young people and children
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable

We will provide:

  • Training and support
  • Cover your travel expenses

You must:

  • You must complete a criminal record check (DBS)

Are you creative?

Would you like to support our popular Winter Craft and Spring craft sessions or help out at creative enrichment sessions with Young people and children at local schools?

Are you a good communicator who enjoys working with young people and children. Do you think you could support and guide them when they are doing creative enrichments such as making one of our willow stags?

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Enjoys working with Young people and children
  • Who enjoys art and crafts and being creative
  • Working in a team
  • A good communicator

We will provide:

  • Training and support
  • Cover your Travel expenses

You must:

  • You will need to complete a criminal record check (DBS)

Community Work

Do you enjoy meeting new people?

You could help coordinate our local community days.  Providing information about CHEXS to the local community. At organised events throughout the year. You would assist in manning our stand at Borough open days, fetes and our own Family day in July when we hold our Grow Club Finale and our award ceremony.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Friendly and enjoys talking to the general public
  • Reliable

What will provide:

  • Training and support
  • We will cover your Travel expenses
  • Experience working in a team

Must have:

  • You will be required to complete a criminal record check (DBS)

“Volunteering for CHEXS is so rewarding!”

Want to know more to volunteer with us?  Here is some feedback from our wonderful volunteers Scarlett and Ellie.

My name is Scarlett and I am a chexs volunteer. I first met the team when I was in primary school when they helped me and my family with some issues I was having of my own. Over the years I have built up my confidence and learnt to believe in myself.

When I started secondary school I was introduced to them again, where I started to help out with the younger children just like I was helped all those years ago, I enjoy building relationships with the children and helping them with the challenges that they face. Watching them enjoy the team building and laughing all day gives me joy and memories have been made.

Chexs and the team have helped me so much with my social skills, confidence and my self esteem, I hope that I have been able to help someone else in a similar way. I believe that the skills I have learnt will continue into adulthood and my career path as a paramedic, I have learnt skills I cannot learn in a classroom like being compassionate and understanding, also being able to talk to all varieties of people.

Thank you again I have enjoyed my time.

Hello, my name is Ellie, I am 20 years of age, and I am currently studying BA Hons Early Childhood Education at university of Hertfordshire. I am going into my third year from September, and I know working with young children and their families is the career for me, in fact it’s my passion. I have many hobbies such as, reading, going for walks, swimming, and painting.  

I started volunteering with Chex this year and I absolutely love working with each and every one off the team and the young people. I have found my volunteering role to be both interesting and rewarding and while working on the in-school projects, alongside the team and young people, I have found it fun and have gained a lot of knowledge about activities and during discussions that I wouldn’t have otherwise known or tried.  I am thoroughly enjoying my role as a volunteer with Chex and I look forward to it continuing. 

“I love the diversity of my role, working with such a supportive team and being part of such a dynamic office environment.”

“I have found working with the young men and women at CHEXS to be very rewarding. Outside the school environment they often shine and surprise both themselves and their support staff with what they are able to achieve.

These fine young people see that they can make better choices in life. They gain in both maturity and confidence through the activities we expose them to and it is such a pleasure to witness this transformation.”