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Volunteering For Children's Charities In London

Volunteering For Children’s Charities In London

Despite London being one of the world's most advanced cities, there are many kids there growing up in less-than-ideal conditions. In fact, around 700,000 children in the capital live in relative poverty. Thankfully, charities are brilliant at providing vital resources that these children may otherwise never receive. But to do the vital work they do, these organisations need our help.   

Whether it's an organisation that aids kids growing up in war-torn countries, or a local group that teaches young people about healthy eating, there are numerous national and London-based children's charities to get involved with. You can help children living in London and around the world to secure a brighter future by contributing your time or skills with one of the following organisations.  

Children's Charities in London That Need Your Support

Save the Children

Save the Children is one of the world's largest charities that's solely dedicated to improving the lives of young people around the globe. As well as its international campaigns that assist children growing up in developing countries, it provides vital resources and opportunities to disadvantaged kids here in the UK. The organisation aims to empower and support parents too, so they can give their children the best possible futures.  

To date, People's Postcode Lottery players have raised more than £11 Million for Save the Children. You could support this amazing organisation in countless ways, from planning a fundraising challenge or volunteering in one of their London shops, to getting involved with campaigns like their Christmas Jumper Day.  


Whizz-Kids is an incredible charity that helps disabled children across the UK achieve their dreams. Since being founded in London in 1990, the charity has gone on to provide mobility equipment and other resources to thousands of families, as well as organising empowering workshops, residential camps and youth clubs.  

We're very proud that players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £2 Million for Whizz-Kids so far. Why not get involved with a sponsored challenge or other fundraising activity? Whizz-Kids is also always on the lookout for volunteers to help with admin in their London head office, and to assist in running their youth activity workshops.  


If you'd like to know more about getting involved in volunteering in your community, take a look at our Local Causes page and find opportunities near you.

Last updated: 01/04/2021

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