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The Dorset Children's Foundation is a small local charity dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children living within our community. Can you spare a few hours a week to help us?
We welcome people of all abilities.

We are a very friendly group who would really value any assistance you can give us. In return we can offer you the opportunity to meet new friends, gain confidence, learn new skills, have fun and to see first hand that the help you give us really does make a difference.

Whatever skills or ability you have, we have a role for you.

How you can volunteer

You can help out in our shops, at our events or with our administration. Every little bit you do will help us to change lives. You can be part of The Dorset Children’s Foundation family. We embrace diversity.

Younger volunteers. We support both the work experience initiative  and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

Please contact or pop into one of our shops for an application form and friendly chat.

Volunteer for activities and groups

Little Stars
A stay and play pre school group held on Wednesday morning in Creekmore.
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The Saturday Club
This is a very special club for our most profoundly disabled wheelchair users and is held on alternative Saturdays in Canford Heath.
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Our award winning football club is always on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers and runs on Sundays at The Littledown Centre.
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You will be asked to complete a DBS check.

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Together we can make a difference

Becoming a volunteer is very simple. Just pop into one of our shops for an informal chat, call 01202 390011 and ask for Jayne who will be happy to help or email

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"A special thank you to all my friends and collegues who have a special place in my heart. We laugh, we learn, we love and mostly we care for each other. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

Volunteer Mark celebrating one year at The DCF

I wanted to start volunteering for the dcf after all the help, care and support that they have provided my family with. I wanted to give back and show my appreciation for all of the wonderful work they do. It ended up being a double blessing for me, my first week I felt like a different person…. the old me ! My confidence was coming back, I was meeting people and making friends, I was gaining helpful information from other parents even when I thought I knew it all. For 4 hrs a day I am not just mum or the parent of a special needs child, I am Natalie. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive of each other, I look forward to being there and miss it when I’m not. I only intend on doing 2 days a week, but if I’m free I’m there. It’s one of the happiest work environments and everyone gets stuck in and it’s so rewarding to see how your help or effort is helping others. I wanted to help the dcf and yet once again they have helped me. Natalie Fitzgerald

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