ChildLine is encouraging North-east people to make a real difference in the New Year and volunteer to help vulnerable children.
New research has found that volunteering for the counselling service also benefits the volunteer and has a positive personal impact
ChildLine has released figures that show that it’s not just children who benefit, volunteers get more than they bargained for as a result of volunteering, with 77.2% stating an increase in confidence in their abilities and 64.9% saying they’ve had an increase in their own sense of self esteem.
More than half (54.8%), have seen an increase in their emotional well-being.
The findings are being announced by ChildLine as it launches its New Year’s Resolution campaign, which is asking for people across Aberdeenshire to make a resolution that counts and offer their time to support children and young people through the ChildLine Schools Service in their local community.
New volunteers receive expert ChildLine training and ongoing support to help them gain valuable skills in communicating with children.
For further information and details on how to apply, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/childlineschoolsservice.
ChildLine is a free, 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK provided by the NSPCC.