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Community Navigator

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We need Volunteer Navigators to support local people into making connections with their local community to improve their mental health. If you are passionate about supporting people who are struggling with their mental health, then this is a great opportunity for you. You will develop your own skills whilst helping someone else to become a part of their community.

Peer Mentor

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Mentoring can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience! Not only will you be helping someone else develop their own skills and well-being, but you will also have a lot to gain from it.

Mentors experience increasing levels of empowerment, self-esteem and increased confidence, as well as the ability to cope with their own mental health issues. Peer Support benefits everyone, not just the mentor!

Opportunity: Communication Support Volunteer

The volunteer role is to offer supported communication to enable people with acquired communication disability to interact and contribute to group conversation. It can also involve supporting peer leaders facilitating group conversation and indeed offering welcome and inclusion of new members.


Opportunity: Activities Volunteer

To assist in the running of the daily programme of activities at the Headway House.


Opportunity: Befriender/Champion

We are looking for volunteers to act as befrienders for two of our Services.

Friendship Network: our network of befrienders visit older isolated people in North Islington for a chat and some company.

Stroke Project: our befrienders (Stroke Champions) specifically visit people who have suffered a stroke, to alleviate their isolation and help them with practical issues. They can also attend our Stroke Club on a Friday morning.


Opportunity: Home Support Volunteer

Home Support volunteers aim to provide emotional, social and practical support to family members during the child’s life and during the period following the child’s death if appropriate. Becoming a Home Support volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting / life threatening conditions and their families.


Opportunity: Services Volunteer

We’re looking for volunteers to offer emotional support, information and guidance to people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.


Opportunity: Family Befriender

Befrienders are carefully matched with families in order to build a trusting relationship that will enable them to take steps to live lives free from the consequences of poverty. The regular visits from a befriender may involve assisting a family to make contact with other organisations and engage with activities that might prove helpful to them in terms of reducing isolation and increasing engagement, via a positive empowering relationship with the volunteer. The relationship minimum time is 6 months once trained.

Please note that Family Befriender must be at least 23 years old.


Stroke Champions Programme Outreach Volunteer

The Stroke Champions Program is a befriending service for stroke survivors in which volunteers go spend one-to-one time with these individuals in their homes or outdoor places such as coffee shops, parks, etc. The purpose is to build this vulnerable population’s confidence to become an active member in their community. Responsibilites may include, but are not limited to one-to-one visits, being an ambassador to Islinton Stroke Service, Manor Gardens and basic administrative tasks.

Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organising our monthly AJR Regional Group Meetings all around London.

Weekend Club Autism Support Volunteer

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Keep a note in your diary for our upcoming training opportunities for our weekend club, supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. You’ll be supporting them to take part in fun and challenging activities like sports & games, arts & crafts, drama and outings into London. Training starts on Sun 5th Nov.

Family Befriender

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The Borough of Westminster has many vulnerable and disadvantaged families. Westminster Befriend a Family works in partnership with local families to provide help and support for vulnerable families. We help to break cycles of disadvantage and social exclusion, helping family cohesion, wellbeing and achievement by providing family support.

We would like to recruit Family Befrienders to

Dementia Befriending Volunteer

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Visiting someone living with dementia or memory loss is very rewarding. We are looking for people who can commit to making a weekly visit to someone for a year, to help alleviate isolation and keep these older people engaged with their communities. People live all over Camden, so a willingness to travel is necessary.

Completion of on-line training in Dementia Awareness is a prerequisite to becoming a befriender.

Other training is provided and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Social Volunteer

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Revitalise is a national charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers. Our guests always tell us that a big part of what makes their holiday so special are the volunteers!

Our Social Volunteers provide companionship and support to our guests; chatting with them at meal times, making teas or coffees, accompanying them on daily excursions to local sites and enjoying the evening entertainment with them.

Love Your Neighbour champs

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We work towards eradicating generational divides, loneliness and isolation within the community. Our Love Your Neighbour champs will spend an hour or so a week with an older neighbour who lives close to their home/work/university. How you decide to utilise your time is entirely up to you both. Whether it’s catching up over a cup of tea, or going down to the local coffee shop, pub or theatre, we trust you just enjoy your new-found friendship. Story telling is a big part of what we do too so the more stories you share the better.

Kings College Hospital Motor Neurone Disease Clinic Volunteer

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. We need a volunteer to support, provide a warm welcome and provide information to patients visiting the MND Clinic at Kings College Hospital.

Opportunity: Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organising our monthly AJR Regional Group Meetings all around London.

The network of regional groups offer our members, who often have no surviving family and can find themselves to be very lonely, a unique opportunity to socialise and share their experiences. It is at such gatherings that many old friends have been re-united after more than 60 years. Since its inception, the outreach programme has enabled the AJR to identify and help many new members throughout.

We need volunteers to help with refreshments and contribute to the nice and cosy atmosphere. These meetings provide members with the opportunity to attend a social get-together with people from a similar background. They have a cup of tea together, listen to interesting speakers and have a chat.


Opportunity: Healthy Living Volunteer

We run a range of activities to stimulate and inspire older people socially and culturally to improve their emotional and physical well-being.

As a Healthy Living Volunteer, you would play a key role in reducing loneliness and improving the quality of life of older people living in the Holborn area.


Opportunity: Befriender

Help us with befriending and enable the guest/s to feel understood and valued, offering talking time and a listening ear.


Opportunity: Befriender Volunteer

To act as a befriender to vulnerable One Support customers. To undertake regular visits or outings and to help address social isolation, loss of confidence and to build motivation. Befrienders will meet with the customer on a regular basis either for a chat in their home or to share a social activity, such as walking, attending museums, art galleries, cinema, etc. The activities will be agreed with the customer, Support Officer and volunteer beforehand


Opportunity: Social Buddy

You’ll be helping your buddy to reach the life goal they’ve set themselves, such as using money, doing something new, being more active, letting their hair down, staying out late, using their mobile phone, pursuing an interest or making a new friend.


Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)

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Betknowmore UK is a gambling support service based in Islington. We provide 1:1 outreach and counselling support, workshops and community information and awareness campaigns addressing problem gambling and addiction.

Volunteers are required to help support our outreach services and community events. For suitable candidates, there may also be the opportunity to provide 1:1 mentoring/befriending to clients presenting with gambling issues. Volunteers would receive full support and training.

Tech Buddy

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Do you think you could be a Tech Buddy and help an older person get online and learn all the amazing things technology has to offer? Maybe you’ve helped your parents or grandparents with online shopping, using their smartphone or setting up a Facebook page. Or you just think it’s really important to get older people online. If so, we want to hear from you.

You’ll meet some great people, gain lots experience of community work in a buzzing and diverse centre, and receive bags of gratitude (and tea and biscuits!) from us!

Befriending Volunteer

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Could you make a difference to your community by befriending?

The Trinity Volunteer Befriending Service provides vital support to patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses who are living in Trinity Hospice’s central and south west London community. The role provides valuable and much needed support for patients and an opportunity for carers and families to take a break from caring responsibilities. Becoming a befriender will develop your interpersonal skills and is great CV development for anybody entering a caring profession.

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