Are you a member of a school, college, university or community group? Does your school, university, place of work or club like to be involved in fundraising for vulnerable children?

We would love to have you on board! Your support is crucial and helps us to provide vulnerable children with a loving home and a mother.

We can't do what we do without you!


How can your school help SOS Children’s Villages?

Raising money for SOS Children’s Villages can be a rewarding and educational experience for students and young people.

By planning and arranging a fundraising activity, children practice their research and team work skills, as well as their creative thinking.

Here are a few ideas:

* Hold a bake sale for students, staff, parents

* Arrange a sponsored run, walk, cycle or spell

* Hold a non-uniform day

* Organise a collection

* Nominate SOS Children’s Villages UK as your charity of the year

These are just some ideas to get you started. Please get in touch for any advice!


Fundraising Ideas

Our Fundraising Ideas for Schools will help you get started.


Are you a student or a group of students who want to make a difference to the lives of orphaned and abandoned children? Then there are many ways in which you can help support our work all over the world.

Get Fundraising!

Why not host your own fundraising event? Get as creative as you can and use your talents and skills to help raise money to support our work. Give us a shout for any advice or inspiration you need and we’ll do our best to help you make your event a success. Organizing an event helps you develop those all important career skills too.

Get thinking, here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Put on a club night in aid of SOS Children’s Villages
  2. Have a donation dinner party with your housemates and friends
  3. Sell cakes in your student union
  4. Give a talk to your class about the work of SOS Children’s Villages
  5. Get your mates to all do a sponsored parachute jump or run a 10km race
  6. Volunteer with us
  7. Start a SOS Children’s Villages supporters group
  8. Nominate SOS Children’s Villages UK as your charity of the year
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Kibreab, 23, was selected in April 2014 as Global Youth Ambassador for a World at School. He studies in South Africa but hails from SOS Children's Village Mekelle in Ethiopia.

Form an SOS Children’s Villages Supporters’ Group

Use your energy, skills and commitment to help an important cause. Link up with like-minded students to create an even bigger impact across your university and be the driving force of fundraising and awareness raising events at your university. Get in touch today to be the founder of an SOS chapter at your university or to find out more ways that you can be involved.

Get Social

Help us spread the word; use your social and networking skills to tell the world about SOS Children’s Villages and our work. Invite your friends to join our Facebook page, tweet a link from our website or simply tell them over coffee how great we are and ways they can get involved too.


Are you a Scout, Scout leader or Scout parent looking for ideas for the global zone of Scouting?

SOS Children’s Villages has engaging, interactive ideas to encourage Scouts of all ages to develop an interest in the lives of children in other parts of the world. Caring for children in over 120 countries, a focus on the work of SOS Children’s Villages is a good way to show the children the challenges young people in other countries face, and to learn about possible solutions to poverty related problems.


Join your friends and community to support SOS Children’s Villages. Fundraising together is not only a huge amount of fun but will also make a big impact on the lives of vulnerable children and fragmenting families in our care.

Have a look at the work our current community supporters’ groups have achieved.

Pakistan Supporters’ Group

The Pakistan Supporters’ Group is one of the most prominent groups supporting SOS Children’s Villages. Over recent years they have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for our work in Pakistan.

Cambridge University Society for SOS Children’s Villages (CUSOS)

Our UK office is in Cambridge, UK. Local students support, fundraise for and raise awareness of SOS Children’s Villages at Cambridge University. Over the academic year, the society runs a mixture of events – including an annual fundraising challenge.

If you’re inspired by the work of our community supporters’ groups why not set up your own fundraising group? Email us or call 01223 365589 to find out more.

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