CHIPS Play Scheme Volunteers

VolunteerAdvice & Information

CHIPS runs play schemes for children with additional needs aged 3-19 years. We are looking for volunteers to help at our play schemes on Saturdays (9.30am-1.00pm) and during school holidays (9.00am-4.00pm). There are CHIPS play schemes in Hertford, Ware, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon and Bishop's Stortford. Our volunteers can be as young as 12 years old. If you're doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award, volunteering at a CHIPS play scheme will go towards the service section. We ask for a minimum volunteering commitment of six months. If you are thinking of a career in child care come and gain experience with us. We are happy to give references.

At CHIPS (Children’s Integrated Playschemes) the children are given free choice of a large variety of things to do and play with. Many of the children need one-to-one support to help them play and have fun. CHIPS is integrated - children with and without special needs playing together. Non-disabled siblings often come along.

Volunteering for CHIPS
If you volunteer for CHIPS you will join a friendly and supportive group. We are looking for volunteers of any age from 12 and over and welcome Duke of Edinburgh (Service) candidates.

You'll gain great experience, which looks good on your CV, and training is also available - you'll learn new skills and build on existing ones.

CRB checks will be carried out on all volunteers.

There are volunteering opportunities in Herford, Ware, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon and Bishop's Stortford so contact Helen (details below) to get involved with the play scheme near you.

The venues are fully wheelchair accessible.

Charity no. 1069535


Venue: CHIPS play schemes are at venues across East Herts, contact the office for more information, 19-21 Bull Plain, Hertford SG14 1DX

Age Range: 12 and over

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
CHIPS play schemes run on Saturdays, 9.30am-1.00pm, and during the school holidays, 9.00am-4.00pm, in Cheshunt, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, Hoddesdon and Ware.

Booking Info: Booking always needed

PDF: CHIPS volunteering leaflet

Contact: Helen Smith, tel:01992 534664

Organisation: CHIPS - Children’s Integrated Playschemes, tel: 01992 534664, email:, website: click here...

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