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Volunteer Speakers Programme

Inspire young people. Share your story in our interfaith workshops. We are looking for confident and enthusiastic volunteers from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds to speak with us in schools in and around London and Birmingham. Help us raise awareness of what it means to be part of a faith or belief tradition, and develop young people’s skills of empathy, by sharing your experiences and beliefs.

Community Involvement Research Volunteer

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We are looking for Self-Starter graduates with high level of research skills.

CIU staff will are looking for volunteers with skills in storytelling, updating existing pieces of work and scientific based research methods.

We’re looking for someone who will be able to work in a team and with other people. Experience working with Mailchimp is desirable.

Home Reading Volunteer

Do you remember a character from a childhood book as fondly as an old friend?

If you do, you’ll know the magic of being able to slip into another world as and when you need to, or how books can make your world a bigger, brighter place.

For bookworms especially, it’s hard to believe that anyone could see reading as anything other than empowering, or even just a pleasure. For the third of children from disadvantaged areas who leave primary school without being able to read well, often it’s nothing but a chore.

Unit Helper

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GirlGuiding UK, as part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfill their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

As a Unit Helper you will assist the Guider in the running of the unit. You will work with small groups of young people, helping to provide a safe environment for the girls and others working in the unit. You will also help in the preparation of unit records and financial records.

Saturday School Volunteer

ACS is a non-profit organisation that provides inclusive services to local adults, children and families living on low incomes, supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds’ to achieve and develop new skills in the community. We run services from Monday to Saturday weekly. We are seeking volunteers to help, engaging and supporting children, adults and families in various activities. If you have a skill or talent to share, individually or in a group, we would love to hear from you.

Family Club Volunteer

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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children? We are looking for volunteers to support disabled and non-disabled children to play together in our adventure playground and during our family club.

Independent Visitor

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Independent Visitors services is in the London Borough of Harrow/Barnet and aims to provide each young person in care aged 5 to 17 the opportunity to form a positive relationship with an Independent Visitor providing them consistent, long term support.

Homework Club Helper

Salusbury World is a charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. Our successful Homework Club meets on Mondays after school and helps children from refugee and migrant families aged 6 to 10. We’re looking for friendly and patient volunteers who can build a rapport with children and support them with their homework. A few hours of your time will make a big difference to the lives of these young people!

After School Club volunteer

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Salusbury World is a charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London.

We need play volunteers for our after-school club for children aged 4-11. Volunteers assist with organising materials, supervising the children, and participating in creative/sporting activities. We are looking for volunteers who can commit for at least one school term, for one session a week.

Children's Pottery Volunteer

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We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon pottery sessions from 4pm - 5.30pm with children aged 6-12 years old.

Camden Gymnastics Club

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Camden Gymnastics Club is looking for volunteers for a variety of gymnastic sessions all held at Talacre Community Sports Centre

Volunteers can assist with the parent and toddler sessions (9.30-10.15am and 10.30-11.30am), Pre School Sessions (1-3:15pm), and After School sessions (4pm onwards) - no experience is necessary as full training can be given.

Student Reading Helper

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Help more children in London read, grow and succeed with Beanstalk

Summer Holidays Volunteer Helper

Help with our residental holidays for people with learning disabilities run entirely by volunteers! Have the oppportunity to act as a carer to an allocated guest providing them with 1 to 1 support and engage them in activities. Our guest have varying levels of needs, but one thing in common, your commitment to their holiday– it is a very special thing. They look forward to the holidays all year and often volunteers have as good a time as they do!

Literacy Support Volunteer

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Make learning an adventure for local young people - Volunteer once a month with The Hackney Pirates

The Hackney Pirates is an innovative education charity supporting young people aged 9-­12 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond. In our unconventional learning space, a pirate ship on Kingsland High Street, young people work on reading and creative writing projects that culminate in the publication of storybooks, CDs and websites.

Drama School Assistant

Great opportunity to work with young people (ages 4 - 18) from across the capital who are exploring the performing arts for both career and life skills. You will work as part of a small team of people who are passionate about the arts. Support our teachers, admin staff and students, while developing valuable transferable skills such as leadership and coaching. We are looking for help at our four branches across London, where we run classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Education Assistants

The Ragged School Museum is offering an exciting opportunity to join their successful Education Team. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to help deliver educational sessions to visiting primary schools. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with children or if you want to work in the museum/heritage sector. Volunteers will need to commit to one day a week (10.15am to 1.15pm) for an ongoing period (Monday or Friday only).

Open Access volunteer

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Come and play!

Every Saturday the adventure playground at our community centre for disabled people hosts children and young people and their families to in a range of inclusive play opportunities, from zipping down the zip wire, making dens, trying out our cycle rickshaw (hard work) or toasting marshmallows on the bonfire. We need volunteers to help make sessions friendly, fun safe (eg we can only build a bonfire when we have enough adults to ensure its safety).

Mentor - Islington and Lambeth

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Chance UK supports children with behavioural difficulties. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to join our mentoring programme! As a mentor, you’ll commit to the programme for an entire year and will spend 2-4 hours every week with your matched child. You will plan and enjoy engaging activities that increase the child’s confidence, leading to the development of more positive behaviour.

Fun Maths Activity Helper

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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Maths on Toast at Pancras Square Library

Help us make maths family fun!

Maths on Toast host free creative maths sessions at Pancras Square Library once a month. Every session is different, inviting children (5-12 years) and their grown-ups to colour, create and enjoy a challenge!

We need people to welcome and support families with the activities! You might be chatting, making, playing games or helping construct a geometrical shape. Either way, our volunteers tell us they enjoy themselves and our visitors find it inspiring to meet them.

Children's Play-worker Volunteer

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Body & Soul is a charity dedicated to transforming the life-threatening effects of adverse childhood experiences. We have developed a ‘whole person’ model of care which brings cohesion back to lives that have been fragmented by the traumas of abuse, neglect, illness, or family breakdown. Our community provides people of all ages with a wide range of innovative and creative programmes that support physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

Charity Podz Partnership Support

Noah’s Ark are in the very early days of a partnership with Charity Podz, the charitable arm of a family business, Toy Podz. They have been incredibly successful with Toy Podz and have recently branched into supporting charities by supplying un-manned concessions that are branded with the charity logo and marketing message. The concessions sell licensed capsuled toys for £1 of which the charity receives 25p. They’re perfect for keeping children entertained!

We have a brilliant opportunity to raise much needed awareness and funds through this partnership.

Youth Services Sports Volunteer

Youth Services Volunteers required to assist in the running of a very lively and growing youth organisation. You will assist in the set-up, management and implementation of a variety of youth led projects including sports activities, cookery classes and art. The only requirement is a fun personality and a willingness to get involved and motivate the young people we work with.

Lauriston Lights Mentor

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Lauriston Lights is a charity that targets high-ability 11 year-old children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.This demographic receives very little specific support from the government, so it’s up to voluntary organisations like us to help them hone their abilities. Over a two-week summer camp, we help these children find the confidence and skills to mean they thrive in secondary school and beyond. Currently we are based in Newham, East London. In 2015 we ran two camps, one at Gallions Primary School and one at Kingsford Community Secondary School.

Retail Area Health and Safety

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Running a successful Barnardo’s store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families.

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