We really want to encourage children and young people to participate in volunteering. As a family you are welcome to bring your children with you when you visit shops to replace the collecting tins. From age 7 children will be registered as volunteers on our database and we will count their volunteer hours. Certificates will be awarded for 10, 25 and 50 hours of volunteering. You will be responsible for your children at all times when you are volunteering and you must volunteer together as a family. Children can only volunteer independently when they are 16 years old.