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Opportunity: Lab Learn Hub: Space Exploration

Volunteer with the Institute of Imagination at our Lab Learn: Space Exploration Event

Come to our Imagination Lab in Central London and get a chance to help children to use their imagination.

This big workshop will welcome school children. The focus of this session will be on space exploration. Activities include: exploring flight using wind table, focusing on engineering by creating a space station out of newspaper rods, exploring movement with motors etc.

This volunteer opportunity will offer you the following skills:
- To help children from any background in a fun and playful way.
- It is a chance to collaborate with different partners across the education, science, technology and arts sectors.
- It’s a fantastic way to meet people and to feel part of a friendly team.
- It will help you to build new skills, gaining experience from each workshops you participate in.

Volunteer Literacy Tutor

Springboard Volunteer Literacy Tutors work with children who have literacy difficultiesas a main area of concern. Their difficulties with learning may stem from difficulties such as dyslexia, a disjointed education, lack of learning, support at home or emotional traumas making it difficult to concentrate in the classroom. Springboard provides a safe earning environment for these children, where the sessions are planned to support the individual child’s needs.

What do Volunteer Literacy Tutors actually do?

Youth Services Sports Volunteer

Youth Services Volunteers required to assist in the running of a very lively and growing youth organisation. You will assist in the set-up, management and implementation of a variety of youth led projects including sports activities, cookery classes and art. The only requirement is a fun personality and a willingness to get involved and motivate the young people we work with.

Literacy Support Volunteer


Make learning an adventure for local young people - Volunteer once a month with The Hackney Pirates

The Hackney Pirates is an innovative education charity supporting young people aged 9-­12 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond. In our unconventional learning space, a pirate ship on Kingsland High Street, young people work on reading and creative writing projects that culminate in the publication of storybooks, CDs and websites.

Homework Club Volunteer


Can you teach? Do you enjoy helping people learn? We have a busy service in Victoria supporting local primary aged children with their school work which they’re not getting at home. Join our friendly, welcoming volunteer team.

Sports & Outdoor Games Playworker


Do you enjoy playing sports and/or being outdoors’ Islington Play Association is a local children’s charity that runs six adventure playgrounds, a children’s centre and a number of play focussed projects across the London Borough of Islington. We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic Sports & Outdoor Games Playworker volunteer to take a lead in running sports and outdoor games sessions for children aged 6+ on our adventure playgrounds.

Educational Mentoring

Salusbury World is a small charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. We are looking for educational mentors to support refugee pupils at two secondary schools in Brent. You will have the chance to help a vulnerable young person build their confidence, improve and strengthen their English and develop their academic abilities. Our mentoring project has a proven track record - a few hours of your time each week will make a big difference to the young person’s life!

Teaching volunteer

ACS is a non-profit organisation. Our organisation provides inclusive services to local adults, children and families living on low incomes, and support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds’ to achieve and develop new skills. We run services from Monday to Saturday every week. We are seeking volunteers to help, engage and support children with English, Maths and Science on Saturdays, as well as help adults and families in various activities. If you have a skill or talent to share, individually or in a group, we would love to hear from you!

Volunteer Outreach


Do you want to help your local community but have limited time? The Literacy Pirates need committed volunteers to help us engage with the local community to expand our volunteer base.

If you know of local religious centres or spaces that are used by lots of professionals and creatives, you may have the natural skills necessary to help us with outreach in letting the most amount of people know about our organisation.

Play and Chat Volunteer – Lorna Wing Centre Chigwell

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 1 December 2019

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

Opportunity: Teaching volunteer

To support and mentor children ages from 6 to 16 years old with their English and Maths, homework, their reading skills, and help them gain self-confidence to improve their future prospects.
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: Youth Services Sports Volunteer

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

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: Voluntary Assistant Coach

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

Opportunity: Sports & Outdoor Games Playworker

* Assist in the well-being of the children who use the project
* Help provide for the social, emotional, physical and recreational needs of children by establishing and maintaining a safe, creative and stimulating environment for play
* Help provide appropriate activities for children, reflecting an understanding of children*s individual needs
* Work co-cooperatively with parents/carers and the staff team to ensure the child*s needs are met

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: Student Ambassador

The purpose of the role is to engage with students on campus telling them all about what we do at The Literacy Pirates.

We’re currently entering an exciting period of growth and we need to spread the word as much as possible so that we can continue our award-winning programme of one-to-one support to young people that are falling behind at school.

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!

Explorer Volunteer


Do you enjoy inspiring young children? The National Trust at Morden Hall Park is looking for a volunteer to assist with the Little Explorers programme.

Morden Hall Park is a 125 acre former deer park and snuff mills with a recently renovated stable yard and living green centre. The Park is dedicated to working with the local community through active discovery, consultation and inspiring green living.

Inspire young minds


Are you trained in Self-Defense? Can you teach someone else to use a sewing machine? Do you feel you could help someone else write a CV?

We need your skills, talents and passion!

You could be offering a practical workshop on how to fix a bike, you could deliver a talk about how to get your first job, it could be a show and tell session. Whatever you think you are able to offer - we are interested in hearing from you.

Unit Helper


GirlGuiding UK, as part of a worldwide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfill their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

As a Unit Helper you will assist the Guider in the running of the unit. You will work with small groups of young people, helping to provide a safe environment for the girls and others working in the unit. You will also help in the preparation of unit records and financial records.



Looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to young people? We need you to help run the Yes Futures Programmes!

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Coaches to help run the Yes Futures Programmes 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!