Volunteering

We always need volunteers to come and help during LHM events for our youth members, find out more about the opportunities below.

Events like our Open Day and Activity Weekends wouldn’t be possible without the help from wonderful volunteers who help provide a great experience for our youth members. We have a number of our young adult members (aged 16+) who volunteer with us, as well as other people who like to help out.

During our Open Days, youth team volunteers can expect to help by facilitating workshop sessions for our youth members as well as making sure that they are getting involved, making friends, and enjoying themselves.

Our Activity Weekends are normally held at PGL centres around the UK as well as other fun locations and involve supporting the young members to take part in the activities – a lot of the time you get to do the activities too! These are usually residential so making sure out youth members are comfortable and feel safe.

You will receive:

  • Safeguarding training
  • Briefing around the unique difficulties young people with half a heart face
  • Help on how to adapt and what you need to do to meet their needs
  • All travel expenses reimbursed

Previous experience of working with children and young people is desirable, but not necessary.

 

For more information or if you’d like to sign up then please get in touch. 

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    A few weeks ago, we shared a news article about John and Kate Carlton who have been fundraising for Little Hearts Matter. This family’s amazing support doesn’t stop there, as their 9 year old daughter May also arranged for her school to take part in a non-uniform day for Little Hearts Matter. She put together a PowerPoint presentation and spoke to her Headteacher who agreed to hold a fundraising day for LHM.

    Just look at how many donations were received on the day – well done May, you’re a star! ❤️ To get involved and register your fundraising, click here: www.lhm.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/register-your-fundraising/
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    Youth Support

    There are young people living with half a heart across the country, many aged between 11 and 18. It is massively important for all of these brave young people to have access to the care, guidance and support they need – allowing them to live life to its full potential that their heart will allow.

    Lexie runs our Youth Services, supporting our youth members in a variety of ways, throughout their half a heart journey. These young members are invited to Activity Weekends and Education Days where they will explore their heart condition and seek solutions to the challenges that having half a heart brings. They will also have an opportunity to meet with other young members, online and in person, making friendships and helping them feel less alone.

    Did you know our youth members also consist of siblings? We know it can be a tough road for them too, so they also have a chance to chat with each other for support from people their age that truly understand. You can find out more about our Youth Services by clicking here www.lhm.org.uk/youth-zone/
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