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Volunteering For Children’s Charities In Northampton

Volunteering For Children’s Charities In Northampton

According to recent figures published by the local council, around a fifth of children in Northampton are living in poverty. It's impossible to pinpoint precisely how many more are suffering from abuse or neglect, but there are Northampton charities which function to help youngsters in the area who are growing up in difficult circumstances.

If you think every child deserves the right to have access to the best opportunities possible, you may be interested in discovering more about some of the best children charities Northampton has to offer.

You can read on for lots more information on some of the best children's charities in the local area. If you're thinking of volunteering Northampton has several great options in this field, while you're likely to find your experience in the charity sector hugely rewarding. You're also likely to pick up lots of new skills that may be useful in the future, while building new friendships and giving something back to your local community.


Northamptonshire Association Of Youth Clubs

Founded in Northampton in 1961, the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs helps to set up and support youth groups across the county. This includes youth clubs, after-school groups, community groups, holiday clubs and youth forums, which can all help to educate youngsters while developing their mental, physical and spiritual capabilities.

With three non-profit sites in the town, including Benham Sports Centre and King's Park Tennis Centre, there's a number of ways you can get involved. You could volunteer with the charity and put on activity sessions, crafts and quizzes, or even help to manage social media accounts and online forums.

Save The Children

A leading global children's charity, Save the Children celebrated 100 years of service in 2019 and now offers hope to children in more than 100 countries around the world. It aims to protect children from harm, while encouraging them to learn and reach their potential.

The charity has a shop on St Giles' Street in Northampton which gives you a great option to volunteer with Save the Children.

Action For Children

Boasting a strong presence in Northampton with a range of centres across the town, Action for Children has been going for over 150 years. From parenting advice to early intervention and education, the charity strives to ensure children stay clear of abuse and neglect, and finds homes for those who suffer from these things.

As one of the UK's leading children's charities, Action for Children relies on volunteers like yourself to provide its services which support vulnerable, disadvantaged and socially excluded children and young people. You could help out Action for Children by volunteering at play sessions, helping to teach employability skills or even fostering. You could also support young carers who are struggling to find time for themselves.


Being a parent can be overwhelming, as well as lonely and frustrating. Home-Start says the increasing influence of social media means six out of ten parents feel pressure to be the 'perfect parent', and it aims to help people like this to cope.

Home-Start Northampton is based in Martin House on Hazelwood Road, right in the heart of town. You could provide practical help to Home-Start through volunteering.


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: 14/06/2021

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