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volunteering for under 16's

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Does anyone know of any good causes which under 16's can help through volunteering as many charity or organisations say u have 2 be over 16

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You might be able to take part in some environmental things (try www.btcv.org.uk)and I know that the pdsa (who help look after pets) have a special young people's section (www.pdsa.org.uk). There's also www.do-it.org.uk where you can search a database of opportunities. It might just be a question of making a few contacts and seeing what opens up... Be persistent! <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://www.do-it.org.uk is a good start as has already been said. Might be worth trying the Volunteer Bureau search on the left hand menu and phoning up your local one as in my experience they are usually fairly helpful and they may be able to talk through the sorts of things you want to do.

    What sort of thing is it you are interesting in helping with anyhow?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by spirtual_star:
    <STRONG>Does anyone know of any good causes which under 16's can help through volunteering as many charity or organisations say u have 2 be over 16</STRONG>

    and which one pays the best?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yea you could help out at kith and kids

    but you need to be over 14 to work on the two to one.
    you'll be looking after somone that has speical needs for during the day for 2 weeks on a play sceme.
    you wont be on ur own u'll have somone else with you at all times

    if you want more details i can email them to you.
    i just need ur addy.

    ohh yea what area do you live in?
    it would help if you lived in the london (i dnt mean in the center)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    please help

    can anyone give me the links to :
    millennium volunteers
    kith for kids
    and anywhere else that you can volunteer under 16
    cheers
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kith and kids is

    DUM DUM DUUUUUUUM!!!!!!!

    http://www.caritasdata.co.uk/charity0/ch011230.htm

    its just the name and addy of their office but its a start if ur honnestly serious about doing this then make the effort
    it will be worth it in the end! i promise you!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :p I've taken a course through my school which has "trained" me to be a volunteer, I guess. THe course was crap but at least I get to do my volunteering stuff now. I volunteer at a local preschool now, I have lots of fun and help out a fair bit.
    Does your school have anything like that?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i now volunteer at a help the aged store but it took an awful lot of convincing!lol
    when i was 14 i volunteered in a zoo hmmmmm
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