What volunteers receive

After three months with us, volunteers receive a Barnardo’s volunteer card. This allows them to be easily recognised in Barnardo's shops, and provides identification to access volunteer benefits. 

Volunteers also get appreciation cards and certificates in recognition of the work they do.

When they reach service milestones, volunteers receive thank-you badges and cards. These are all designed by children supported by Barnardo’s.  

Learning opportunities

All Barnardo’s volunteers are eligible to receive learning and development opportunities relevant to their role. For example, they might arrange to shadow a project worker, or do an NVQ in retail. 

Awards for volunteers

There's a raange of awards that volunteers can be nominated for. They can also be put forward for the Marsh Trust Awards, which celebrate the contributions that volunteers make locally and nationally.

Download the detailed guidance below for further information about all awards and learning opportunities.