Case study – Carefree Kids recruits a finance volunteer through

Posted about 6 years ago By Lynn Cadman


Interview with Sophia Dalley, Carefree Kids

Carefree Kids provides affordable therapeutic play sessions to local children using community volunteers. It was established by Ros Kane, a former head teacher at local primary school in 2005.

Carefree kids’ main service is the provision of one-to-one therapeutic play sessions in school time for 3-16 year olds in over 25 schools in Waltham Forest, Newham and Redbridge in London.

What prompted the charity to sign up to the ICAEW volunteering website?

The organisation has huge work load and small amount of funded staff hours. was suggested by one of the current Trustees.

Which role were you looking for to help with the charity?

Finance Volunteer

How quickly was the role filled and did you have many applicants?

There were around seven applicants for the role and it took around a month for the position to be filled

What does the volunteer do for the charity?

The volunteer is responsible for financial record keeping, invoicing and bagging coins, along with more general office duties

Has the volunteer helped the charity to do anything differently or achieve something they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to?

The volunteer helped Carefree Kids to achieve its deadlines for invoicing and banking

For anyone thinking of signing up to, what do you think it can offer them? is an excellent resource for finding hard working & dedicated volunteers.