Making Memories… Giving Hope

New Break Volunteers

New Break Volunteers

Volunteering at CHICKS is a really fun and rewarding experience! Many of our volunteers return time and again, because they've had such a brilliant time on breaks. 

A CHICKS break lasts from Monday to Friday, and takes place at one of our three retreats in Devon, Cornwall or Derbyshire. 

As a volunteer, your role is to support and engage with the children to make sure they have the best possible break and make some really amazing memories. 

On a break, you'll take part in lots of activities like horse riding, rock climbing and body boarding, as well as spending lots of time playing at the retreats and enjoying the countryside. You don't need to have any experience of working with children, or any specific skills, just lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in!

It's completely free to volunteer with us, and the only cost to you is travelling to the retreat where you'll be staying for the week.

Find out the dates available for volunteering:

2018 Spring Break Dates

To volunteer on a break, please fill in our Application Form.

Recruitment Process

We are currently working on some changes to our volunteer recruitment process in line with safer recruitment guidelines. As it stands all volunteers must be over the age of 18. You must be happy to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and background checks and provide the names of two references. 

We are working to get some additional changes finalised as soon as possible but will not be booking volunteers onto our 2018 breaks until December. At this point we will hopefully know exactly what these changes will be.  We would still advise you to submit a volunteer application and we can then let you know if we require anything else from you.

***NEWS: It is currently taking 18 weeks for DBS certificates to be processed from the London Metropolitan area. If you have lived in the area over the past five years and need to apply for a new DBS, please bear in mind this delay and start the application as soon as possible.***

For more information, please check out our FAQs or get in touch