Crafting volunteers - children's toys

The Treasure Basket Association

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Do you love crafting?  Would you like to put your hobby to good use and get involved in your local community? If so, please get in touch. We are looking for volunteers to make soft toys and other tactile objects for children struggling with emotional health.

The Treasure Basket Association is a small West Sussex charity which uses play therapy to support the emotional well-being of disadvantaged children and families who are referred to us by local schools. 

The COVID-19 lockdown has had a massive impact on children's well-being - particularly those from the most disadvantaged households.  Too much screen time and not enough physical and face to face contact don't help.  So we are making and delivering Treasure Baskets of soft toys, sensory and tactile items to children who having emotional difficulties.  

Children and their families have loved receiving the baskets. But we need some extra help with making items and we'd love to hear your ideas of what to put in them.  We can provide materials or it would be fabulous if you can donate your own. 

If we get enough volunteers, we are also keen to sell some of the items you make to raise funds to buy more materials and support the wider work of our charity. 

Please get in touch for a chat if you can help!


You just need to love crafting! And it would be helpful if you lived in or near Worthing to make it easier to exchange materials and finished items.  


  • Put your hobby to good use. 
  • Meet other crafters.
  • Make a difference to a child's life.

When do I need to be available?

Details This is a totally flexible role which you can fit around your other commitments.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We can provide materials if you need them
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training