Volunteer Play Person


Square Peg Foundation are looking for volunteers to play with children with additional needs at our stay and play sessions that we hold each school holidays:

  • Tuesday mornings 9.30 to 12.15 Sutton Girls School Jockey Road Sutton Coldfield
  • Thursday afternoons 1.30 to 4.15 Kingstanding Methodist Church Kings Rd Kingstanding

The children range from 8 months to approx 14 but we have no definitive age range.  the average tends to be around 5 to 10 years.

All children either have an additional need, disability or are a sibling of one.  

We would need help in unloading the van of boxes of toys and setting up in the venue, playing with children, keeping the venue safe and toys in the designated area then helping to close the session down at the end.

Many of our children have Autism and like to play alone, we like to try to help them to socialise so playing alongside might be needed.  If the child doesn't want to be played with that is ok too.

We also have a mobile sensory room which is housed in a Luton Van eat each venue, the volunteer may be asked to monitor the occupancy of the van.

Every volunteer must agree to have a DBS check and undergoing in house safeguarding training - or, show evidence of recent DBS/Safeguarding if employed in this area