What could our volunteers do for you?
HeadStart volunteers have already dedicated 180,000 hours strengthening their local communities. From helping to coach weekly sports sessions for children with disabilities, to helping to run local charity shops- they have proven themselves to be enthusiastic, engaged volunteers, with an appetite for new skills and experiences. These qualities make them valuable assets to the organisations they dedicate their time to.
By offering our volunteers professional development workshops along their HeadStart journey, we hope to benefit both them and you. We support them to gain new aptitudes, take on increased responsibility and increase their confidence, enabling them to shine in their volunteering placements.
Benefits for our charity partners
Younger demographic of volunteers to contribute to your mission.
Our programme runs from July-September and October-February which means our volunteers are available during summer and winter holidays when adult volunteers are typically away.
A dedicated member of the HeadStart staff to help you recruit and retain your volunteers
The ability to engage and support young people within your community as well as supporting a young person's professional development.
HeadStart is backed by a variety of fantastic corporate partners. They offer young people paid work experience, internships, part-time, and full-time employment as a way to say thank you for their volunteering. We currently work with Nando's, Starbucks, Mitchells & Butlers, Zendesk, the Greater London Authority, and Marriott.
As well as our partners who offer paid employment we also work with Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs to deliver employability workshops in London.