Our brilliant volunteers give their time for FREE to work with us in serving and walking with the poorest families in the city.
Did you know that around 14.2 million people volunteer every year in the UK, the estimated monetary value of which is £22.6bn. Like many charities, our work is underpinned by the generosity of so many volunteers.
Over 6 weeks we are publishing “18 ways to give to Leeds children”. We have ideas for individuals, churches, corporates and groups of friends to give in all sorts of ways: money, time, prayers, conversations, expertise, baking and much more. It’s our birthday AND it’s Christmas… Can you join us with #18waystogive and #bethedifference for the children of Leeds?
This week: VOLUNTEERING
As we prepare for the latest Kidz Klub volunteer training tonight, we have done a little calculation. Our 60 volunteers give on average 4 hours each, that’s a total of 240 hours per week! THANK YOU.
But… we need more, we need more of you to join us by volunteering and #bethedifference
We are working alongside the most deprived communities in the city and we are often walking with families and kids facing difficult and devastating circumstances. This is hard. Many of our volunteers are on the frontline, building relationships with kids at Hub Klub’s, visiting families weekly and helping at Central Kidz Klub. Other volunteers help us with logistics, office activities or by providing guidance on our Board of Trustees.
Volunteers come from all sorts of places: churches, communities, the universities and local businesses. This year we are really excited that a number of parents of Kidz Klub children are starting to volunteer – several of whom attended Kidz Klub as children themselves. This is testimony to the dedication and consistent presence of Kidz Klub in families across the city.
We can definitely say that each and every one of these volunteers enable us to work with 1,000 kids across the city, transforming lives and bringing hope and providing stability and light for kids across the city.
So, how can you #BeTheDifference and volunteer?
- Central Kidz Klub: Monday 4-8.30pm at Bridge Community Church. Join us any time or for the whole time. This is one big weekly central event bringing children in from across Leeds. Lively, relevant Kidz Klub session full of fun with the message of God’s love.
- Hub Klub’s: Tuesday – Friday 3.30pm-8pm at venues across the city. Join us any time or for the whole time. Hubs are smaller groups where we talk about life and go deeper. Every 6 weeks the children plan and carry out there own mission activities – we believe the children are community changers and nation shakers.
- Home visiting: Tuesday – Friday anytime between 4-7pm. We visit children in their homes and they really look forward to this weekly visit. We visit the same children each week in pairs.
Plus… there are lots more volunteering opportunities including: Office, fundraising, trips, schools work…. Get in touch to find out more and #BeTheDifference
Finally, just a reminder that this year Kidz Klub Leeds has restructured to reach more families, go deeper with children and transform more lives. Let’s talk numbers… It will cost us an additional £60,000 per year to reach 1,000 children across the city and help transform their life chances, bring them the hope of Jesus and work alongside their families and communities.
£60,000 is only £5 per month, per child we help. We need 1,000 people to give £5 per month.