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 Rhian@thedcf.org or pop into one of our shops for an application form and friendly chat.
Volunteer for activities and groups
A stay and play pre school group held on Wednesday morning in Creekmore.
Please contact: Nicola@thedcf.org
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.
Please contact: Paulachuchill@hotmail.com
Our award winning football club is always on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers and runs on Sundays at The Littledown Centre.
Please contact: Alex@thedcf.org
You will be asked to complete a DBS check.
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 Rhian@thedcf.org.
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