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Volunteering for people aged under 18 years


As a younger person in Medway, you could offer a range of skills and experiences that would bring a whole new dimension and energy to a voluntary role within a local organisation.

Under UK law people aged under-18 years are still defined as a ‘child’, and anyone who has involvement with them have important safeguarding requirements that they must adhere to. Therefore, some organisations have set age limits for their volunteers, so you should always check this with them.

There are several nationally recognised volunteering schemes that operate in Medway and support people aged under-18 years:


National Citizen Service

The purpose of NCS is to get the young people from a wide range of backgrounds working together to plan and put together a social action project within their local community. NCS aims to help young people aged 16 and 17 (whether at school, college, work or unemployed) gain new skills, challenge themselves, gain confidence and improve their C.V all whilst doing something positive in the community.  

The Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust Team Study Programme runs over 12 weeks and is a personal development course for young people aged between 16 and 25 who are not in education, employment or training.


vinspired is the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds. Vinspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.