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Opportunity: Volunteer Assistant Play Worker

Our Adventure Play grounds offer an open access space for children 6-15 years old to engage in self-directed play in an enriched play environment. We offer a wide range of spontaneous play opportunities from wooden structures, tree houses, rope and tyre swings, a large sandpit and water feature, climbing beams and nets. Our play space offers all children the freedom to grow, explore and create while taking measured risks along the way. Our playground is supervised by trained qualified play workers who are always available to offer support and motivate children to take initiative, explore their potential and learn new skills.


Opportunity: IT Learning and Development Coach

All of life’s activities - including job seeking, accessing and managing benefits and housing - take place online. Clients without IT skills are hugely disadvantaged. This role provides clients with either no or little experience with computers with one-to-one support, helping them to overcome initial fears or learning barriers. With increasing confidence, they can access the Learning and Employment Hub independently. The service helps those clients seeking to address digital skills gaps and improve their confidence in order to increase their employability and household income potential.


Opportunity: Voluntary Basketball Assistant Coach

Our Mission: Greenhouse Sports aims to develop Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical skills for young people in London’s most disadvantaged communities through outstanding, intensive sports programmes delivered by inspirational coaches.
How you can help: You will work alongside one of our Head Coaches to help provide extra support to the young people on our programme. As a volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to be the person who makes basketball enjoyable and accessible for these young people.


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: Teaching Assistant

We are curently looking for enthusiastic, creative and Latin savvy volunteers to become Teaching Assistants.


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: 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: Co-Coach

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Coaches to help run the Yes Futures Programme from September 2017 to February 2018. The Yes Futures Programme is a challenging out-of-the-classroom experience that develops young people’s confidence, resilience and life skills. It includes one-to-one coaching sessions as well as three immersive trips to dynamic workplaces, local community projects and a 3-day residential adventure!

Coaching provides a unique opportunity for young people to receive valuable, one-to-one support. As a Coach, you will be responsible for supporting up to 10 students throughout the duration of the programme, delivering one-to-one coaching sessions as well as helping with the running of all programme elements.

Coaches will be integral to the running of our programme and a key part of the growth of the organisation. We often see our volunteer Coaches going on to paid Coach roles.


Opportunity: Community Development Volunteer

COVID-19 Update: This volunteer opportunity will work the same except students will be asked to volunteer remotely.

Assisting the operations of the charity in order to achieve the overall aims


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: Siblings Together Volunteer

Supporting siblings to spend enjoyable contact time together and form positive relationships, Working within a team group for the day. Young people are living apart in Foster Care.


Opportunity: Learning Team Volunteers

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to help our visitors to understand and enjoy their visit to Kenwood House.


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: Youth Mentor

The Baytree Centre is a social inclusion project for women and girls in the heart of Brixton. We are looking for enthusiastic female volunteers to provide 1-to-1 mentoring in personal development to girls aged 6 to 18.


Opportunity: Section Assistant

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


Opportunity: Residential children's holiday group leader

Free to Be Kids runs crucial respite breaks for inner-city London’s most disadvantaged children. Our breaks offer the opportunity for children to have fun, try new things, build their confidence and feel brave. The holidays are packed with nature and animal focused activities like kayaking down a river or den building in the forest. Without our breaks, many of these children wouldn’t have a holiday and many have never seen the sea, been to a farm or had a bedtime story. These experiences stick in the children’s minds for years afterwards and begin to help them see the world, and their place within it.


Opportunity: Family Activities Volunteer

Noah*s Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups, Siblings* Groups and Noah*s Ark (referred) Children*s Groups. These activities are designed to provide fun and free days out, allowing children and families the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and to take part in new activities in accessible environments.

Becoming a Family Activities Volunteer is a serious commitment, which provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

We are currently looking to recruit Family Activities Volunteers who are available to volunteer at events held on weekdays during school holidays.


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: 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: Volunteer School Eco-Team Coordinator

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver our programme in schools. This commitment would see you support a school Eco-Team to take action against the climate and ecological crises. You would help plan and deliver environmental projects, for example to reduce carbon emissions or encourage wildlife and pollinators.


Opportunity: Spectrum Link

To provide a befriending service for children in the Camden area who have mental and physical disabilities and to provide them with opportunities that they may otherwise not have access to. This also enables parents to have a small amount of respite, so it is for the benefit of the children, parents, and you as volunteers!


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: Workshop volunteer or Local Lead

Volunteers would conduct fun and engaging one-hour workshops to train children on eye care and eye health and help them be change agents as Eye Heroes for eye health with adults in their social circles.

Volunteers have the option to become a Local Lead for Eye Heroes if there isn*t one in the area. Local Leads are our main point of contact for coordinating and communicating future workshops in a specific region. Volunteers who choose to be Local Leads will contact schools, recruit more volunteers for the workshops, and promote Eye Heroes with the local community and local partners.

The volunteer will lead the workshop using the toolkit and resources provided by Eye Heroes. The volunteer will interact and engage with the children using games, videos, role play and interactive activities. The teachers are expected to be in the classroom to provide supervision. The Lead volunteer would coordinate with the school on the logistics planning for the workshop.


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.


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