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Volunteer with CHICKS!

We're looking for volunteers to join us during 2017. Come along for a fun-filled week and help make a difference to children's lives!

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What is CHICKS?

What is CHICKS?

CHICKS provides free, week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children aged between 8 - 15 living in the UK. We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories! 

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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Children's Mental Health Week: The benefits of the great outdoors

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK, hosted by charity Place2Be. We wanted to…

'Book a break, give a break' campaign smashes target!

The team at Oliver's Travels, and their customers, raised an incredible £21,600 for CHICKS…

Sambaing our way to £17,000!

Our Rio Samba Ball, held in Plymouth last November, raised an incredible £17,000!  180…

A magical CHICKS Christmas

Thanks to generous funding from Ginsters, 14 disadvantaged children enjoyed a magical Christmas week…

Christmas Superstars: Meet Fie!

Last but by no means least, meet our sixth Christmas volunteer, Fie!  Fie has volunteered on…


#SVW2017 starts TOMORROW! Join us to support Student Volunteers to participate, collaborate and celebrate all week!

RT @nicestjob: Q: How many @CHICKScharity kids can you fit in the @CitroenUK #nicestcar? #sillysunday #ChallengeAccepted #charity https://…

We're looking for a cook, a cleaner & a maintenance person to join our facilities team in Derbyshire! Please share:

A month to go until our St Patrick's Day celebration at @BelperTownFC - get your tickets now!…

We have loved having Alice from @nicestjob with us this week! Keep an eye out for her blog coming soon 😊

St Patrick's Day Dinner, Belper Town Football Club

Join us for a celebratory St Patrick's Day Dinner!  This evening of entertainment will include…

Delicious Dart Trail

The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event with a difference. Starting at Totnes,…

Quiz Night, Truro

Test out your trivia knowledge at a quiz night in aid of CHICKS!  £26 per team of…

Cornish Coastal Path Walk

One weekend. 25 miles. Stunning scenery. Join us for our annual Cornish Coastal Path Walk. This…

Golf Day, Cornwall

More information about this event will be coming soon! But if you're interested in sponsoring a hole,…

Refer a Child

Refer a Child

Do you work with a disadvantaged child who could
benefit from a CHICKS break?

Anyone that works with children in a professional
capacity can refer to us. To find out how click below!

Refer a child