We need your help!

We have to raise our own funds to keep Time 4 Children running, and need as much help as possible doing this! Fundraising can be a fun, fulfilling activity for anyone from any background, and there are lots of ways in which you could help us.

If you would like to organise an event to support us, you are thinking about taking part in a sponsored event, or you would like to raise money some other way, then we would love to hear from you!

Volunteering as a practitioner

At Time 4 Children, we rely on a dedicated team of volunteers to deliver our service to the children who need it. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and all share our passion for wanting to help children. Without our volunteers we could not achieve all that we do.

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptionally high standard of training to those who wish to become volunteers for Time 4 Children. Our training is taken is delivered one day a week for twelve weeks, amounting to sixty hours. Trainees who successfully complete the twelve days can then begin a supervised placement, initially supporting one child. After this, we hope our volunteers will stay with us for at least one year. Our training does not allow volunteers to practise on their own outside of Time 4 Children.

We have had a wonderful response to recruiting trainee volunteer practitioners. We have now closed applications for our Training Course due to start in September. Please keep an eye on our website for our next Volunteer Training Course in 2018.

Can you give 2 to 4 hours a week as a volunteer and commit to supporting a child/children for one year after initial training?

Time 4 Children is recruiting now for our next volunteer training course. The training will be one day a week for 12 weeks - 9.45am to 2.30pm (excluding October school half-term), beginning Wednesday 20th September. Training will take in place in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Time 4 Children is looking for volunteers who can travel to East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and surrounding villages, and Crawley. Therefore, a car or access to a car is essential.

Support is provided to children in their place of school, during school hours. After training you will be in a position to support a child (or children) at the same time every week.

You will be expected to attend one of two group supervisions every 4 to 6 weeks. One group supervision is held on a Monday Lunchtime in Burgess Hill and the other is held on a Wednesday evening in Haywards Heath.

We require and will carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Last date for applications is 4th September 2017.

Time 4 Children would love to hear from you!

Our next volunteer training course is funded by Rockinghorse Children's Charity.

“I found out about Time 4 Children when I was attending a support programme for parents of autistic children.

I was nervous about applying, but I’m glad I did. The training really helped me to understand why children sometimes behave the way they do when they have emotional problems, behaviour problems or special needs. The training was sometimes very emotional.

These children need some one to listen to them and not to question them. For some children this may be the only time they have with an adult who is just there for them.

If I can help one child and they can learn to trust me to help them to move forward and to be happy, to me that is the only reward I need.

- Donna.