Making Memories… Giving Hope

Volunteered on a CHICKS break before?

Volunteered on a CHICKS break before?

Welcome back! 

We would love to see you back at CHICKS. We are currently accepting applications for the for our 2019 breaks! 

If you've volunteered at CHICKS in the last two years, then all you need to do is email the Coordination Team: with your preferred break dates, and someone will be in touch soon! Your DBS now needs to have been issued within one year of you coming on a break with us so we may well need to apply for a new DBS for you. 

If it's been longer since you last volunteered with us, we'll need you to fill in the Application Form again. 

National Express Discount

CHICKS are delighted to have been chosen as National Express’s newest charity partner, alongside The Prince’s Trust. Supporting CHICKS is one way in which National Express will fulfil its Youth Promise, a set of five commitments made to young people to enhance their opportunities of success in work, education and life.

As part of their package of support, National Express, the UK's largest coach operator are donating:

  • 1,000 free return coach journeys in 2018 to be used by children accessing a CHICKS break
  • a 25% discount on coach travel for all adults accompanying children to CHICKS
  • a 25% discount on coach travel for break volunteers.

By providing a free method by which children can reach CHICKS, this support from National Express will enable children whose parents or referral agents had previously been unable to fund their travel, to access a CHICKS break. Often these are the children in most need of our support.

In addition, in 2018 National Express are also funding the Memory Bags given to each child at the end of their break, complete with presents, diaries and photo compilations of their time at CHICKS.

We will offer you this discount when confirming your transport to and from one of our respite breaks! 

Break Dates

Check out the available break dates here (please note the minimum age for volunteers for each break: 

2019 Break Dates

Summer 2019 - Please Note, we are full for volunteers under the age of 21 during Summer 2019 and we are currently operating a waiting list. If you are over the age of 21 we have limited availability left.  


We can't wait to see you again for lots more memory making this year! 


*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.*