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Group Buddy


We offer support to people with a learning disability and their families in north London. This includes helping people to live independently, advice and guidance for families and a range of group activities, clubs and events.

Our volunteers are vital in supporting the people we work with to have a voice, access activities and get the right support for their needs. Whether you act as a buddy to help reduce social isolation, support one of our groups for children or help us with casework and admin support you will be able to see first-hand the impact your time has.



Looking for a rewarding, vibrant, unique experience?

Volunteer and work alongside our members with an acquired brain injury - caused by stroke, assault, car accident, tumour or illness such as meningitis.

What does volunteering involve?

- Supporting members with activities such as:

Discussion Groups, Art projects, Kitchen Activities, Gardening, Exercise Therapy, Music and Outings

- Be a listening ear and give members the opportunity to express themselves.

What skills do I need?

Volunteer Coach


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.

Case Studies Volunteer


Do you believe in the power of a story? We are looking for a confident communicator to help us share the stories of volunteers across the UK.

Leonard Cheshire is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. We have over 3000 volunteers in the UK.

Our Case Studies Volunteer will:

- Collect case studies from volunteer coordinators all over the UK

- Support volunteer coordinators to write good case studies

Musical volunteer


Do you play a musical instrument or sing? Would you like to play to patients regularly? The Royal Free Charity, which works across three hospitals to make every patient’s experience the best it can be, is looking for musical volunteers to play regularly on the wards as part of its new Arts in Hospitals programme. As part of Arts in Hospitals you will play a role in improving patient experience, health and wellbeing, and providing a welcome distraction to visiting friends and family.

Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)


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.

Activity Coordinator Volunteer


Share your skills and passions by volunteering as an Activity Coordinator with Shaw Trust! Can you motivate a group of job-seekers by running a book group, a travel confidence session or a dance, games or other health and well-being session? We need volunteers who can share their passion with others and ultimately, help people gain confidence and skills to move into employment. If you think you’ve got skills you’d like to share or you’re interested in coordinating a group of some kind, get in touch and we’ll have a chat about how it could work.

Social Media/IT Assistant


We are looking for a volunteer to assist on development projects for disability rights and other related projects. We’re particularly keen to work with someone who has knowledge of web development, web design and social media. This is a great opportunity to use your skills in the context of a well-established disability rights organisation in the Third Sector.

Ability Bikes Saturday Assistant


Are you looking to improve the lives of disabled people and their families’ Do you love exercise? We are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of our free cycling sessions on Saturday’s. These sessions use ‘ability bikes’ that are specially adapted bicycles for use by people with disabilities. We have nine bikes which are kept in Regent’s Park where they are used by various groups.

Hear to Help Hearing Aid Support Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of hearing aid users’ Your time could make a real difference to the people we support, and raising deaf awareness throughout society as a whole. We are looking for volunteers to provide support and advice to hearing aid users, their families, carers, community groups and professionals in the area. Please be advised that this role does not involve the use of BSL.

IT Specialist and Online Support

Do you have skills and experience in IT, smartphones and tablet technology? Put your problem solving skills and expertise to use by supporting people with sight loss to use their computers, tablets and smart phones. We need you to troubleshoot problems, set up devices and provide basic guidance for people with sight loss to use technology and get online.

Session Meet & Greet / Reception Volunteer


Working as a session meet & greet volunteer for Wheels for Wellbeing, an inclusive cycling charity, is a great way to support people with disabilities who come to our inclusive cycling sessions.

As a volunteer you’ll have a chance to assist them with registration, make them feel welcome and important. You’ll also have a chance to boost your customer service and online database skills as well as experience work with people from different backgrounds.

Befriending Volunteer

Help your local community by Befriending older people in their homes. These people are often housebound and because of this have become lonely and isolated from society. This will involve telephoning and visiting someone in their home or supporting them to get out of the house. The person you visit may have a physical impairment; dementia; or mental health difficulties. This is something you can do weekdays, weekends, or evenings.

Information Hub Volunteer


If you have a great combination of interpersonal and organisational skills, we need you to be part of our Friday morning team!

Communication Support Volunteer


Do you have strong communication skills’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist?

Come and meet our peer leaders and peer led groups who meet within the Blackfriars area of London. It is a great opportunity to meet people with acquired communication disability and to learn what it is to live with disability. You will acquire insight into group facilitation and huge experience in meetings a wide range of individuals and practicing your supported communication skills.

End PJ Paralysis project volunteer


End PJ Paralysis in a national incentive, which is being piloted on an elderly care ward. We are looking for volunteers to help with this exciting project. Volunteers would act in encouraging patients to sit out of bed, get dressed, and possibly go for a walk (if able). All this would contribute to the patient’s well-being & therefore aid the patient in being discharged from hospital. Anyone interested in a career in Physiotherapy may well find this role of interest.

Reach Out Volunteer Support


A Reach Out Volunteer plays and integral part of the work of Resources for Autism. You will be there to support families around their adult or child with autism, giving them a welcome break, helping with activities and helping the person to gain if possible some level of independence. You could be a listening ear to a mum or dad or a friend to the person with autism who may face isolation. If you are hard working willing to make a difference then this opportunity is for you. You will develop new skills and attitude and be able to get a better insight of someone living with autism.

Volunteer Mentor


Sova supports more than 8,000 people and is currently recruiting motivated and open-minded individuals across London and Greater London to provide a range of services including:

· Mentoring offenders

· Drug and alcohol support

· Helping people back into training and work

· Supporting children, young people and families

· Helping people improve their skills

· Reducing the risk of homelessness

· Independent visitor support for children in care

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!

Trust Fundraising Project Volunteer

We’re the MS Society - a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. We are looking to recruit a Trust Fundraising Project Volunteer at our national offices in London.

Administrative Assistant

Do you want to make a difference? FCV Dorcas exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV Dorcas Volunteer you can play an essential role in the supporting our work with isolated, elderly individuals.

We are looking for a volunteer Administrative Assistant to help us with general office administration and admin tasks eg updating the database, contacting clients and volunteers to request information, maintain our client and volunteer records.

Workshop volunteer or Local Lead


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.

Phoenix Volunteer


Mind in Camden/HCCT Day Services Consortium

Foundation Support Time and Recovery Volunteer

This opportunity involves working with people with mental health issues at Mind in Camden/ Holy Cross Centre Trust.

Volunteering for this role, you can receive training and assessment in Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Work.

This role involves providing practical help and support to people who are isolated, many of whom have mental health or drug and alcohol issues.