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Befriender

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Do you want to make a difference? FCV Dorcas Befriending Project exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the lives of isolated, elderly individuals. Here are just a few examples of the work you could do:

Social Media Volunteer

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Do you have an advanced level of Spanish or Portuguese and English, a passion for social media and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Employment Support Volunteer

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Do you have experience of the world of work? Would you like to help disabled people launch their careers’ Join our team as an Employment Support Volunteer and support with CV writing, confidence building and employer engagement

Care Support Volunteer

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Revitalise is a national charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers. Our guests always tell us that a big part of what makes their holiday so special are the volunteers!

Our Care Support Volunteers provide companionship and basic care to our guests. You will receive training on arrival and after two weeks you can choose to be trained in higher levels of care.

Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)

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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.

Communication Support Volunteer

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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.

English Teacher (one-to-one)

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Do you have an excellent level of written English and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Skin Camouflage Team Support Volunteer

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Many people with a visible difference struggle with low self-esteem and negative reactions from others. We offer a Skin Camouflage Service as a tool to reduce the impact of some visible differences, and give clients support in everyday life. It’s delivered by trained volunteers around the country and an admin team in London.

Activities Volunteer

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Food, art, music, good conversation. Who wants in? Come and join the Headway East London community. Volunteer once a week at our centre in Haggerston and help us support more people affected by brain injury.

No special skills or knowledge required. You’ll receive an induction upon starting alongside regular training.

We ask volunteers to commit to one day per week for at least four months.

Session Cycling Volunteer

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Working as a session cycling 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 see the whole fleet of our adopted cycles for people with different disabilities. You’ll learn basic bike mechanics and adapting bikes for different needs. You’ll also be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and work in a vibrant environment of avid cyclists.

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

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With your ability to support people with complex needs, including autism, you will discover that supporting a child or young person on the Tower Hamlets Buddy Scheme a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience.

As a Tower Hamlets Buddy, you will make a real difference to children and young people’s lives, whether it’s nurturing small achievements, creating new connections or triggering life changing moments.

Events Master Volunteer

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Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that adds real value to your c.v? Would an accreditation in events management be of interest to you? Do you want to make a real impact on the lives of people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus’ Then read on…

Kings College Hospital Motor Neurone Disease Clinic Volunteer

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Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. We need a volunteer to support, provide a warm welcome and provide information to patients visiting the MND Clinic at Kings College Hospital.

Facilities Assistant Volunteer

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Help the Facilities team at the Action on Hearing Loss head office, ensuring that visitors receive a friendly welcome at reception and helping to maintain facilities throughout the building. This is a varied role and would suit someone who can adapt to variable workloads!

Summer Holidays Volunteer Helper

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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!

Fundraising Grant Application Writer

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Do you have an excellent level of written English and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

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.

Event Speaker Volunteer

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If you are looking for experience in public speaking, have great links to your local community and care about our cause, keep on reading!

Action on Hearing Loss is a charity that works to create a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Trusts Officer

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Stoll is both a housing association and a charity and for almost 100 years, we have provided homes and support services for vulnerable Veterans (ex-Armed Forces personnel). We have four housing schemes in London and our office is based at our largest scheme, Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, in the Fulham Road Apart from providing housing, we also provide support services, to ensure that Veterans are equipped to live independently.

Events Volunteer for people with sight loss

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Do you want to help people? Do you have a few hours to spare each month to support blind and partially sighted people in London?

Become an events volunteer for TPT and join us on a range of interesting and unique activities adapted for visually impaired people. Volunteers are needed to meet, guide, audio describe and participate in activities such as touch tours of museums, audio-described performances, walks, sports and much more. Activities take place across London but mainly in East, South East and Central.

Volunteer

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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.

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Association Visitor

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Association Visitor

The role of Association Visitor is a highly rewarding one with many opportunities for developing your own skills and knowledge, whilst being part of a team. Professional qualifications or personal experience of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are not necessary; however, empathy with people affected by MND is essential.

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Carers Champion

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Are you a good listener? Would you like to help people and develop new skills by volunteering in your community?

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is looking for volunteers to take part in a new project in London - Carers’ Champions.

As a Champion you would

• Explain to carers and former carers of people with motor neurone disease (MND) how the Association can support them.

• Find out about other local help available and share this information.

• Help carers and former carers connect with each other.

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