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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Kids Company | Become an Angel

posted by on 05/03/2011

Kids Co. if you don’t know is a charity organisation that aim to “provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children“. The company has been running for just over 15 years now and has done great things for kids all over London and aim to expend their services. They’re looking for passionate people to become Kids co. angels (volunteers), more details after the cut.

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The work that they do stems from a psychological angle where they believe that children who have been subjected to trauma, abuse and neglect cope with this by cutting off their capacity to feel. They’re brains mature in such a way that they train themselves to survive, this is what encourages them to grow up feeling a lot of repressed anger. view their philosophy here

I find Kids Co. so inspiring, one of my colleagues also works for them and every time she talks about them you can almost feel her passion not just for what she does but also for the company. They run activities at schools, they run clubs and activities on their own sites, they offer mentoring, health plans, therapy you name it!

There are dozens of volunteering opportunities available to people who are interested. Volunteer work is obviously unpaid and it will take sacrificing some time so it really is best to only consider if you know you have the time to commit. With all of the 10 days I cram into 7 at the moment its not possible but once uni is done this is definitely on the cards!

These are the main things they are currently looking for. You can find a much more detailed explanation on the site.

Click here for more info on Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering in a School or Centre

Mentoring

Volunteer Pool

Complementary Health Volunteers

Clinical Placements

Ambassadors – Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Volunteering in a School or Centre