Our Volunteering Fair is taking place on Thursday 3rd November. This is a fantastic way to get involved with volunteering, talk to organisations, and find out what kind of opportunities are available for UCL students. We have around 20 organisations joining us on the day, so you don’t want to miss out!

Find out more about some of the organisations who will be joining us here:

Fulham Palace Trust

Fulham Palace has been the historic house and garden of the Bishop of London since 704. Today, their vision is to engage people and provide an insight into over 1300 years of English history. They have a museum, special exhibitions, education centre, Tudor courtyard, Victorian Chapel, botanical gardens, and cafe spread across their 13 acres, all of which are completely free for all to visit.

Volunteering with Fulham Palace is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in collections, gardening and working for a heritage site or museum.

Current opportunities with Fulham Palace include a Garden Volunteer, Public Events Assistant, Front of House Volunteer, and more! A full list of opportunities can be found here. Make sure to come along to the fair if you are interested in getting involved!

Family Friends

Family Friends is a charity that supports families and young people living in Central West London through volunteer befriending services. Family Friends carefully recruit, train, and match volunteers to families and young people. They offer long-term help based on each family’s unique needs and potential.

Volunteers provide support to families and young people facing multiple hardships which may include, mental health, family relationships, finances, and isolation. Through respect, encouragement, and support, they aim to help families discover their strengths, build confidence, and resolve difficulties.

Current opportunities include volunteering as a Family Befriender and Big Buddy. If you are interested in the work that Family Friends does, make sure to come along to the fair and talk to them about getting involved!

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

NSPCC is the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection. They are dedicated to protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow. NSPCC is the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, which means they can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

Current opportunities include Poetry Night Coordinator and Student Engagement Volunteer. If you are passionate about the work that NSPCC undertakes, make sure to come along to the fair and see how you can get involved!

Mary's Meals

Mary’s Meals provides one daily meal in their place of education to some of the world’s poorest children. These life-changing meals attract hungry children into the classroom. The food provides energy and the opportunity to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. They want to enable people to offer their money, skills, time, or prayer, to help those suffering the effects of extreme poverty.

Volunteers are central to the work done by Mary’s Meals. They are always looking for passionate volunteers who share their vision, and who can help out on a flexible basis. Have a look at their opportunity to become a Community Volunteer, and make sure to come along to the fair if you are interesting in learning more about the work they do.