Who do we work with?

HeadStart partners with hundreds of charities, which are tackling a diverse range of issues. We try to offer a broad range of opportunities to our volunteers, to ensure that both the work of local charities is fully represented and that HeadStart participants have a chance to get involved in something they are truly passionate about. So whether you're a watersports youth charity or an animal shelter, HeadStart would love to hear from you.

What could HeadStart volunteers do for you?

HeadStart volunteers have already dedicated thousands of hours to strengthening their local communities, from helping to coach weekly sports sessions for children with disabilities, to helping to run local charity shops. 

They have proven themselves to be enthusiastic, engaged volunteers, with an appetite for new skills and experiences, making them valuable assets to the organisations they dedicate their time to.

By offering our volunteers professional development workshops along their HeadStart journey, we hope to benefit both them and you. We support them to gain new aptitudes, take on increased responsibility and increase their confidence, enabling them to shine in their volunteering placements. 

Interested in becoming a charity partner?

We are always looking for great new charities who have volunteering opportunities for young people, and who can offer: 

  • The chance to get to know people from different backgrounds  
  • Tangible social impact, alongside developmental opportunities for young volunteers 
  • Regular chances to volunteer 
  • A named contact

In return, the HeadStart team will find you great volunteers, support them into joining your team and, importantly, advice and support on engaging with young volunteers. 

So, if you are in London, Birmingham, or Manchester and work for, or know of, a charity that fits this description, please get in touch with us at headstart@the-challenge.org