Volunteering for SeeSaw

Here at SeeSaw we value our volunteers as they are essential in helping us support children and young people experiencing bereavement.

SeeSaw depends on volunteers for many areas of our work. Volunteers may be trained to provide direct support to bereaved children or help us with fundraising and raising awareness about SeeSaw’s work.  It is a good way to meet new people, builds essential skills and make a difference to the lives of bereaved children.

The types of volunteers we actively need are:

Volunteer Support Workers – These specially trained volunteers provide much of our one-to-one support for children and young people.

Fundraising Volunteers – Our Fundraising Team relies on many volunteers to help with events. Some of the ways that volunteers help might include taking part in bucket collections,  stewarding runners, running a SeeSaw stall at a local event or by selling raffle tickets.

Volunteer Ambassadors – Our Volunteer Ambassadors give talks and presentations about our vital work to the community, represent SeeSaw at events and carry out cheque collections.

Office Volunteers – Our Office Volunteers help assist us with essential admin duties and help with the day-to-day running of SeeSaw. Some of the ways Office Volunteers help might include helping to stuff envelopes (during large fundraising mail-outs), helping to organise the office and itemise our fundraising supplies and many other duties.

Social Media Volunteers – A new volunteer role and one that we feel is very important is help with running our social media profiles. Some of the ways Social Media Volunteers help might include writing copy for upcoming posts, creating media to go alongside posts, and thinking of innovative ways to drive online engagement.


Why volunteer?

There are so many wonderful reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

Volunteering also creates many opportunities for:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Enhancing a CV 
  • Improving employment prospects 
  • Meeting new people and making new friends 
  • A chance to socialise 
  • Getting to know the local community 

If you have a little spare time and would like to find out more about the fundraising volunteer opportunities that are available, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Fundraising Manager, Elouise Powell via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 07732 494381.