Project location: London
Type: Not for profit organisation
http://www.freetobekids.org.uk/ | @free2bekids
Children Health & Wellbeing Play Volunteering Young People
Latest Activity: 6 months ago
Created: Monday September 18, 2017
Free to Be Kids provides new experiences and respite for vulnerable children, though holidays, therapeutic adventures and afterschool activities. Our projects are designed to work for children who might otherwise struggle to find the confidence to be adventurous, who might be too anxious to reach out and make new friends, or who might usually deal with setbacks by becoming angry or upset. We work with schools, housing associations, social services and other organisations to reach some of London’s most disadvantaged children. We believe that every child deserves to experience joy and adventure within their childhood.
Many of the children we work with grow up feeling rejected, excluded or as if they are ‘failing’. Our work helps children to feel wanted, special, valued and successful, ultimately changing how they think and feel about themselves. We offer residential respite breaks, overnight adventures, after school groups and mentoring throughout the year and are always looking for new volunteers to join our team.
Free to Be is entirely volunteer run, with no paid staff, and benefits from several thousand hours of volunteer support each year. We believe volunteers bring unique qualities to our work – their individual passions, creativity and commitment - and that these qualities are, in large part, what makes our work so special.