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Free to Be Kids
Free to Be Kids runs crucial respite breaks for inner-city London's most disadvantaged children. Our breaks offer the opportunity for children to have fun, try new things, build their confidence and feel brave. The holidays are packed with nature and animal focused activities like kayaking down a river or den building in the forest. Without our breaks, many of these children wouldn't have a…

Free to Be run adventurous, nature based residentials to give vulnerable young people a space to have fun and to feel invited and accepted. You’ll have lots to talk to the kids about whilst they’re meeting animals at the farm, paddling on the beach for the first time, playing football (whilst covered in facepaint of course!) and camping out under the stars. These activities are all carefully designed to broaden horizons but also to scaffold the building of self-confidence, resilience, and trust in others.

Time commitment

We ask for 1 week per year of your time
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We do a comprehensive COVID 19 risk assessment on all projects, which includes enhanced cleaning, testing, and air flow management. We talk to all volunteers about their vulnerability prior to volunteering.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.