Rising Stars (Preschool) Volunteer

Volunteering with our Rising Stars preschool project is your chance to make a difference right at the start. 

Join us as a volunteer with our Rising Stars preschool project and play a vital role in supporting the growth and development of young children with special educational needs.. By creating opportunities for play, engagement, and socialisation, you can help shape the early years of children while providing parents with valuable support and a platform for open discussions.

At Rising Stars, our focus is on meeting the needs of children aged 0-5 with additional needs or suspected special educational needs. We have created a nurturing and safe space where children can freely play and interact with one another, fostering their social, emotional, and cognitive development.

At Rising Stars, we also offer parents a platform to seek guidance on education, health, and care plans (EHCP), as well as disability-related matters such as Disability Living Allowance (DLA). By being part of our team, you will contribute to building a comprehensive support network that addresses the holistic needs of children and their families.

We’re particularly interested in hearing from those with lived experience of accessing children’s services – but this isn’t a requirement!


Rising Stars  sessions are every 2 weeks on a Thursday in South London

  • Each session is from 10am to 11:15am 
  • You will need to arrive at 9:45am
  • You will be provided with a KEEN t-shirt to wear during the sessions
  • The main part of the session will be free play for an hour 
  • The last 15 minutes will be song time where we will all gather on the carpet and sing group songs

As with all our volunteering opportunities we can reimburse reasonable travel expenses and will welcome you to join us in our regular social events.