NSPCC Speakout. Staysafe volunteer

Ferryhill, Weardale, Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Spennymoor, Sedgefield, Peterlee, Lanchester, Seaham, Consett, Langley Park, Chilton, Crook/Willington, Chester le Street, Meadowfield, Teesdale, Newton Aycliffe, Stanley, Durham City

What we’re looking for
We need someone to help us protect a generation of children from abuse and neglect. As a Speak out. Stay safe. volunteer in your local area you will visit primary schools to deliver Speak out. Stay safe. workshops that teach children about the different types of abuse and how they can speak out and stay safe.


What you’ll do
Our Speak out. Stay safe. workshops are age-appropriate and memorable and need an energetic and enthusiastic person to deliver them. You’ll work alongside other Speak out. Stay safe. volunteers to make sure at the end of each session the children feel empowered and know who they can speak out to if they are worried.
In some session’s children may speak up and disclose abuse, so you will also be required to sensitively handle this and report any concerns you have about the child. But don’t worry you’ll get plenty of support and training on this.

Skills & Qualities

Who’s right for the role?
While we think this role is suitable for a whole range of people, we are particularly looking for those with the following qualities and experience:
• Committed to NSPCC values and representing NSPCC in the role and beyond
• Passionate about children’s rights, including their right to be safe
• Empathic and perceptive
• A Lifelong learner
• Flexible and adaptable
• Feel comfortable talking to large groups of children
• A team player and able to work independently
• Basic IT skills, this includes being able to use email, powerpoint presentations, our Volunteer Hub and online meeting platforms such as zoom or MS Teams
• Willing to rise to a new challenge

What we’ll need from you
Signing up to be a school service volunteer, is very rewarding but it’s also a big commitment, which requires a lot of training, and you will need to deliver a minimum of two school visits every month, plus attendance at team training events and other role related tasks as required.
We’ll also need to do some routine safeguarding checks, including an enhanced criminal record check and at least two satisfactory references with at least one covering a period of five years or more with no gaps. It’s nothing to worry about, and we can answer any questions you have about this.

When & Where?

Primary Schools across Co. Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside - Volunteering takes place weekdays within school hours.
Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 schools per month (plus initial training) plus attendance at team training events and other role related tasks as required. Minimum commitment 12 months.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

What you’ll get
When you volunteer with us, you’ll get lots of initial training, which includes practice sessions, home study, and multiple visits to schools to help you learn workshop materials. When you start delivering the sessions, support will be on offer from both your supervisor and other experienced volunteers.
You’ll also get the opportunity to learn new skills, be a part of a friendly team of like-minded people and most importantly make a huge difference to children within your local area.

Volunteer Benefits

T-shirt, Buddy mascot. Access to NSPCC Volunteer Hub with additional benefits.
Empowering children and giving them a voice, experience working in primary schools.

Other Information
Hours: Commitment - 2 schools a month Type: Employment/Education/Training, Children/Young People

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