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Camp Volunteer

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Change the lives of children affected by serious illness and their families.

Over The Wall is a national charity that runs camps for seriously ill children. We provide a bit of respite for children whose lives are filled with hospital visits and medication. We rely on our volunteers to help our campers relax and discover they can achieve things they didn’t think they were capable of.

Saturday Family Fun & Learning Volunteer

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Do you enjoy engaging young children in play and Learning activities’ Do you have 3 hours on some Saturdays free? We need helpers!

On Saturday afternoons we provide fun and learning sessions to local families and children under 12. We are seeking volunteers to help us provide a positive, supportive environment and help with games and craft activities. The role will involve welcoming, interacting with parents, encouraging and supporting children in the activities, helping with refreshments and clearing away.

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.

Voluntary Assistant Coach

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Could you inspire a young person?

Greenhouse Sports is a charity that develops young people through sport. Our vision is that Every child has a fair chance to succeed. Our mission is to deliver intensive sports coaching and mentoring to help develop the Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) abilities of young people from disadvantaged communities.

As a voluntary assistant your role will be to support of lead coach with the delivery of our sports programme.

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.

Children's Literacy Teacher

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Volunteers needed to teach disadvantaged children how to read. Real Action is the literacy charity that has taught over two thousand children from London’s most deprived communities to read. At our model Butterfly Saturday Reading School we help children, aged five to twelve, to learn to read by the systematic Butterfly reading programme.

Volunteer Tutor - English or Maths

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Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils facing socio-economic disadvantages to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.

Volunteer Playworker - Under 5’s

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You will be helping to provide one to one play opportunities to under 5’s and personalised support to parents and carers.

You will be creating opportunities for:

- children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have access to toys and play they may not otherwise have.

- connect parents and carers and encourage them to make friends and create support networks they may not otherwise have

- build parents and carers confidence and signpost them to services suitable for them

After School Club Volunteer

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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we welcome around 10 local primary aged children for ‘After School Club’ where they can do arts and crafts activities, cooking, games, and play in a great indoor and outdoor space. The club encourages and develops children’s social and independent skills. Volunteers will make the children feel welcome and have a good time!

Learning Volunteer: Family Learning

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Friday, 11 October 2019

London Transport Museum encourages families to engage with the past, present and future of London’s transport through the family learning offer at the Museum in Covent Garden, the Depot in Acton, and through outreach work across London.

We work with a team of brilliant Family Learning Volunteers; if you enjoy engaging with children and adults, working in a team, helping others, and encouraging learning through hands-on, informal activities, there are a number of ways to support us:

School Holiday/Weekend Family Activities

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.

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.

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.

Media Arts Support Volunteer (young people)

Creative volunteers will be required to assist with the delivery of hands-on digital media sessions.

Workshop volunteer or Local Lead

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Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops to become eye health champions and inform adults in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests. We are looking for volunteers to conduct one-hour workshops with children aged 8 – 12 years old in schools and after-school clubs.

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!

Volunteer Coach

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Do you want to have fun and get active?

KEEN London needs volunteer one-to-one coaches to support children with disabilities (our athletes) at free sports and games sessions in North, South and East London.

Volunteers are required to support our athletes in accessing all of the fun and games at sessions, providing motivation and giving lots of praise and encouragement.

You do not need any specialist skills or experience, but will need lots of enthusiasm and energy, as well as good communication and team-working abilities.

World Stories Sound Recording Facilitator

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World Stories is a free, electronic library of stories from around the world, created by KidsOut charity in an attempt to create a teaching resource that also helps disadvantaged students. The website consists of over 100 stories in English and a native language. We focus on the top 15 most spoken languages in the UK, these include: Polish, Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Tagalog, Urdu and Arabic.

Group Leader

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Free to Be Kids run residential programmes for young people as a well-deserved break and to fully immerse themselves in nature! Volunteers will be ensuring the young people are supported, safe, and having an amazing time in the great outdoors.

Cycle Training Volunter

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Help us build stronger communities at Aston-Mansfield by volunteering with our Little Manor Cycle Project!

We’re looking for volunteers to assist our qualified cycling instructors in the improvement of the cycling abilities of children attending Aston-Mansfield’s Little Manor Play Project.

The volunteer will assist staff in providing cycling activities for 60 children within an academic year. They will need good knowledge of cycle mechanics, mainteance and safety.

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!

Wild East Schools Project Volunteer

Could you inspire young people to learn through nature?

Our Wild Schools project enables children to explore the curriculum in the beautiful outdoor setting of West Ham Park which maximises their learning experience.

Our volunteers guide and support groups of children with learning activities.

Sessions take place all-year’round during term-time on weekdays and last approximately 3 hours.

ReachOut Volunteer Mentor

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ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. We work with children between the ages of 9 and 11 throughout north and east London.

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