ChildLine

In amongst the hullabaloo of Friday I missed updating you on the morning I spent with Joelle Leader, Assistant Director of ChildLine and some of the London team.

It was a real eye opener, taking part in some of the training that the volunteers go through showed me what a professional organisation it is. Their volume of calls continues to increase and like so many voluntary organisations they are limited by the number of adults who volunteer.

Kids organisations in the capital are crying out for our help and in desperate need of volunteers and most people don’t realise that even a few hours a week can make a real difference.

The Mayor supported Volunteer Week (1- 7 June) and has made it easier for Londoners to volunteer, by launching a website containing a one-stop-shop of volunteering opportunities for Londoners to get involved, www.london.gov.uk/volunteer

You don’t have to limit yourself volunteering as a counsellor because there are a range of opportunities including processing paperwork, filing, help with fundraising tasks, research and reception work.

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