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Opportunity: Into The Wild

On 7 February, we’ll be heading off on our next Into the Wild weekend with our secondary school students. We’re still looking for some volunteers to help out at the weekend, so please do let us know if you’re interested! A fantastic personal development opportunity to increase your leadership, facilitation and communication skills whilst changing the lives of young people.


Opportunity: MoonWalk

Event Volunteer Superstars Needed!

Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 2,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk London on Saturday 16 May 2020 from Clapham Common! Get down and boogie with 15,000 woman and men walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising millions for breast cancer!

We recruit thousands of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.

You could spend your Saturday evening in MoonWalk City, Clapham by joining one of 24 different teams, from around 17:00 through to midnight – from litter picking to selling merchandise, registering baggage to handing out volunteer uniforms!

The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by London’s famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 20:00 and Midnight, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at MoonWalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.

Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 17 May, starting between 5:00 - 6:00 until midday. Watching the sunrise against a London skyline is quite a sight to see! This truly is the most testing time for our walkers…whether you join the route or MoonWalk City teams…your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line!

On the night you will be provided with training, a t-shirt, cap and free light refreshments. All roles will develop teamwork and confidence, no matter what you do on the night…so why not bring your friends and family along to share this unique experience!

So what are you waiting for?! Join us for a truly remarkable experience and helps us give breast cancer the push! Please contact us for a chat if you are unsure of what you would like to do. We guarantee you won’t forget the night you volunteered at The MoonWalk London 2020!


Opportunity: New Horizon Volunteer

New Horizon Youth Centre provides a range of services to young homeless people between the ages of 16 to 21. The drop-in provides a safe environment including various facilities and activities such as a surgery, classes, life skills, sport, free meals, showers and laundry. Various satellite services on employment, education, drugs and family mediation are also available at the centre. As a volunteer you will provide support to a team of professionals working with young homeless people. You will get involved with all activities/tasks except when risk to their H&S (conflict, working in isolation). The aim of the role is to support a team of professionals working with young homeless people.


Opportunity: Saturday School Volunteer

To support and mentor children with their English and Maths, Homework, to develop their reading skills, help them gain self-confidence and improve their future prospects.

The programme aims to raise the aspirations of young people and adult learning in the community by providing them with the opportunity to learn and broaden their knowledge by providing one-to-one support for a child, adult and families.


Opportunity: Study Support Volunteer

To work with young people aged 11-16 years old attending after-school study support sessions at the West Euston Partnership.


Opportunity: Children's & Young People's Buddy, Tower Hamlets

Sense is running an exciting and innovative new volunteer led buddying service in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, providing 1 to 1 and/or group buddying to children and young people with disabilities. Children and young people will be supported by volunteers to access services and activities in the area that they are interested in, this could vary from play to learning to climb, to concerts or sports. Volunteers will be supported by a service coordinator and buddying assistants.


Opportunity: Volunteer Assistant Youth Worker

Our Youth Hubs are the space where young people can develop their core personal, social, emotional, and educational capabilities, develop their own agency, voice and influence. We offer a range of positive engagement activities and youth clubs for young people aged 8-12 and 13-19 years old during term time; and summer scheme activities during school holidays. Some of the activities include cooking, gardening, drama, music, ICT, sports etc. Our two main centres, Forest Road and The Edge, offer chill out areas with kitchens, TV, pool and tennis tables, video and board games, ICT suites, multi-use activity rooms, meeting rooms and consultation rooms for drop-in sessions, sports hall and a recording studio. They are the home to a number of youth led social action projects, the Hackney Youth Parliament, North & South Forum, Hackney Get Heard and the Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund.


Opportunity: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Homework Club Volunteer

To support and mentor teenage students with their English and Maths Homework and help them gain self-confidence and an opportunity to speak English with a wider variety of people in society.


Opportunity: Volunteer Tutor

We deliver tutoring programmes, in partnership with schools, to support disadvantaged pupils across the country. Education isn’t a level playing field in the UK today, as the income of a child’s parents can directly impact their own academic attainment.

We want to change this through our tutoring support for both primary and secondary pupils - and help pupils achieve regardless of their backgrounds. We recognise how powerful tutoring can be in supporting a child academically and we believe it shouldn’t be accessed only by those who can afford it.

The way we deliver our programmes is by recruiting volunteers as our tutors. Through this activity our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of different skills (interpersonal, organisational, communication), it also provides a link between them and the youngest members of their community - empowering them to give back.


Opportunity: Helpline Volunteer

As an on-site Helpline Volunteer at The Mix you’ll support vulnerable young people and be the missing link between their issues and the vital help that they need.
You can help young people by connecting them with an advice service, support group or sometimes even a bed for the night


Opportunity: Youth Services Sports Volunteer

To assist in a variety of youth work projects including sports classes.


Opportunity: Lauriston Lights Mentor

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.


Opportunity: Media Arts Support Volunteer

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


Opportunity: Primary School Activities Volunteer

Volunteering at UP aims to provide children with emotional and behavioural difficulties access to a positive, supportive adult role model. Volunteers help children to identify their skills and talents and give them a chance to reach their potential. Volunteers offer children new experiences and a chance for them to have fun!


Opportunity: Ambassador

The main aim of the Ambassador Programme is to represent and promote Noah’s Ark at various community events in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Your help would really make a difference in helping us raise awareness and funds. It is hoped that volunteers can commit to supporting in this role for a minimum of 12 months, but this can be flexible.


Opportunity: Section Assistant

To support Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections run weekly events for Young People in inner London!


Opportunity: Voluntary Assistant Coach

The role of voluntary assistant coach is to support our lead coaches at one of our school programmes.


Opportunity: Education Volunteer

To enhance opportunities for 8-14 year olds taking part in our outdoor education clubs on weekends.


Opportunity: Volunteer Speakers Programme

To enhance young people’s awareness of and empathy with your faith or non-religious beliefs as they are lived, through school visits as part of an interfaith team.

Enable young people to meet adults from diverse backgrounds, after which they will:
Better understand their connections with people who seem different to them;
Have had their questions answered;
Be more secure in their own identities;
Have increased confidence in meeting new people from different background


Opportunity: Great Men Workshop Facilitator

To facilitate workshops for children in schools, aiming to tackle inequality by educating young people and encouraging them to challenge stereotypes about masculinity. The sessions aim to engage men and boys in London and surrounding areas, helping us move towards greater gender equality


Opportunity: Youth Activities Volunteer

The Baytree Centre is a social inclusion project for women and girls based in the heart of Brixton. We create supportive pathways towards social inclusion for inner city families through education and skills development programmes. The Baytree Youth Service runs after school clubs in a number of different activities and is looking for enthusiastic female volunteers to support these clubs starting.


Opportunity: IntoUniversity Student Mentor

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London’s most disadvantaged areas, giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support in areas including academic attainment, social skills and future planning.


Opportunity: Literacy Support Volunteer

The Hackney Pirates are looking for enthusiastic and inspiring people to support young people’s learning at our after school sessions. Based on the premise that young people progress fastest when given personalised attention from an adult who cares, we give our young pirates the opportunity to benefit from one-to-one support from volunteers, as they work on creative writing projects that result in professionally published products such as storybooks, CDs and websites.


Opportunity: Phoenix Wellbeing & Recovery Volunteers

Phoenix is an enhanced support space offering a range of timetabled, co-produced activities, peer support, goal setting, access to counselling and therapy as well as individual practical, emotional and crisis support, subsidised meals, special events and trips.

Phoenix Recovery volunteers are essential to make this a welcoming and friendly service. There may be opportunities to participate in one-to-one support including key working and befriending once you are an established volunteer.


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