EVERYDAY thousands of young people across Dorset are helped to improve their lives by the 435 inspiring people who give up their time and volunteer for The Children’s Society.

To celebrate national Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) I want to say thank you to all our volunteers and supporters for their incredible contribution and the huge variety of ways they give their time and voices to support our work with young people affected by issues such as abuse, hardship and neglect.

There are 141,140 children living in Dorset and 5,145 are classed as children ‘in need’.

The Children’s Society’s volunteers, campaigners and supporters make an enormous difference to so many lives by supporting young people directly in our projects, helping in our charity shops, raising funds and awareness of our work.

This month we’re celebrating being re-awarded the ‘Investing in Volunteers’ quality standard which means we are one of the top organisations to volunteer for and provide wonderful training, support and recognition for good work.

If you would like to talk to us about how you could get involved, you can find out more by going online to childrenssociety.org.uk/volunteer or by calling 0300 303 7000.


Chief Executive, The Children’s Society Margery Street, London