The Seaver Fdtn is a small charity founded to combat commercialism & promote children’s rights in volunteering. We are a group of child professionals who believe that with the right structure, cultural understanding & support, programmes can be safe, sustainable & truly beneficial to volunteer & child alike. The Seaver Fdtn also works in the UK as well as in one community in Mexico; we believe there are equal needs close to home.
Our focus is on responsible partnerships in small communities where we can develop culturally relevant understanding of long-term needs. We promote a child’s right to be heard and to receive responsible rehabilitation, always considering their views and response to our services. We promote their right to protection by carefully selecting volunteers through application and screening, before training them to use their skills responsibly on site. We fully support volunteers with UK mentors on site, personal development and debriefing services.
Current opportunities with TSF include, amongst others, Summer sports coaching; short-term physiotherapy; research positions; and life-skills lessons (cooking; education excursions; jewellery making).
We encourage volunteers from a variety of backgrounds; and whilst for the purpose of sustainability, first-time volunteers will be expected to cover costs, we may offer grants if social hardship prevents them from doing so. Successful returners are offered scholarship places to act as mentors.
We also run programmes working with socially excluded children in the UK promoting their empathy, self-esteem and future opportunities.