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Volunteer Speakers Programme

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Inspire young people. Share your story in our interfaith workshops. We are looking for confident and enthusiastic volunteers from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds to speak with us in schools in and around London and Birmingham. Help us raise awareness of what it means to be part of a faith or belief tradition, and develop young people’s skills of empathy, by sharing your experiences and beliefs.

Science Outreach for International Students/Scientists

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Calling international students and researchers to help tackle educational disadvantage! Immigrant pupils are more likely to underachieve and to be unemployed when leave school. We organise innovative, cross-curricular workshops in schools to help immigrant pupils reach their full potential by meeting role-models.

Unit Helper

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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.

Co-Coach

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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!

Assistant Games Manager

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Do you think you could inspire young people through the power of sport? If yes, then the Assistant Games Manager position is for you! SportInspired’s vision is of communities connected with energy and passion, where people enjoy being active and we aim to achieve this through fun and inclusive community programmes. An Assistant Games Manager will play roles in planning, organising and delivering Games programmes. We’re looking for an independent individual who has excellent communication, organisation and teamwork skills to join the SportInspired team.

Volunteer Play Support Worker

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CARIS Camden Families is a small charity that supports homeless families living in hostels in the Borough of Camden in central London. We offer a range of play and learning opportunities to children resident in Camden hostels, to try and mitigate some of the disadvantage that comes with living in overcrowded, under-resourced and insecure accommodation.

IntoUniversity Student Mentor

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The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme pairs university student mentors with young people aged 10-17 from some of London’s most disadvantaged areas, providing them with tailored one-to-one support to boost their aspirations and achieve their full potential.

What does it involve?

➢ Receive initial training and ongoing support.

➢ Work one-to-one with an IntoUniversity student for one hour at least twice a month.

Teaching Assistant

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The Latin Programme has been running for 10 years achieving great results in Literacy and language learning in low achieving Primary Schools. We are a young vibrant organisation working to make a difference in the lives of London’s young people.

Bookmark Reading Volunteer

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Could you inspire a child? By reading with a child, you can change their narrative.

We’re on a mission to help every child to read and want you to join us in providing dedicated one-to-one reading support to children who need it most.

Our Bookmark mobile app and flexible 6 week programmes during school term times provide an easy way to organise reading sessions at nearby schools, at times that work for you. A stroll from your accommodation or a short walk after a lecture – you decide.

Group Leader

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Free to Be Kids run residential programmes for young people as a well-deserved break and to fully immerse themselves in nature! Volunteers will be ensuring the young people are supported, safe, and having an amazing time in the great outdoors.

Camp Volunteer

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Change the lives of children affected by serious illness and their families.

Over The Wall is a national charity that runs camps for seriously ill children. We provide a bit of respite for children whose lives are filled with hospital visits and medication. We rely on our volunteers to help our campers relax and discover they can achieve things they didn’t think they were capable of.

Saturday Family Fun & Learning Volunteer

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Do you enjoy engaging young children in play and Learning activities’ Do you have 3 hours on some Saturdays free? We need helpers!

On Saturday afternoons we provide fun and learning sessions to local families and children under 12. We are seeking volunteers to help us provide a positive, supportive environment and help with games and craft activities. The role will involve welcoming, interacting with parents, encouraging and supporting children in the activities, helping with refreshments and clearing away.

Drama School Assistant

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Great opportunity to work with young people (ages 4 - 18) from across the capital who are exploring the performing arts for both career and life skills. You will work as part of a small team of people who are passionate about the arts. Support our teachers, admin staff and students, while developing valuable transferable skills such as leadership and coaching. We are looking for help at our four branches across London, where we run classes on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.

Voluntary Assistant Coach

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Could you inspire a young person?

Greenhouse Sports is a charity that develops young people through sport. Our vision is that Every child has a fair chance to succeed. Our mission is to deliver intensive sports coaching and mentoring to help develop the Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) abilities of young people from disadvantaged communities.

As a voluntary assistant your role will be to support of lead coach with the delivery of our sports programme.

Mentor - Islington and Lambeth

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Chance UK supports children with behavioural difficulties. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to join our mentoring programme! As a mentor, you’ll commit to the programme for an entire year and will spend 2-4 hours every week with your matched child. You will plan and enjoy engaging activities that increase the child’s confidence, leading to the development of more positive behaviour.

Children's Literacy Teacher

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Volunteers needed to teach disadvantaged children how to read. Real Action is the literacy charity that has taught over two thousand children from London’s most deprived communities to read. At our model Butterfly Saturday Reading School we help children, aged five to twelve, to learn to read by the systematic Butterfly reading programme.

Volunteer Tutor - English or Maths

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Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people living in your community. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support pupils facing socio-economic disadvantages to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.

Volunteer Playworker - Under 5’s

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You will be helping to provide one to one play opportunities to under 5’s and personalised support to parents and carers.

You will be creating opportunities for:

- children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have access to toys and play they may not otherwise have.

- connect parents and carers and encourage them to make friends and create support networks they may not otherwise have

- build parents and carers confidence and signpost them to services suitable for them

Reading Oasis Volunteer

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Reading Oasis Volunteers will be assisting our team to install Reading Oasis libraries in various schools throughout the country. We will offer you the opportunity to join us for an installation at least 5 times each year. All travel expenses will be reimbursed, and United Way UK will provide volunteers with a reference for any future employer or educational institution. Join us in making a valuable contribution to improving childhood literacy!

Children’s Art workshop volunteer

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Friday, 1 November 2019

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our new children’s art group. Volunteers will take part in activities, helping children to learn a wide range of creative skills from printing to drama. The group takes place on Tybalds Estate in the heart of Holborn, and is a great way to get to know the local community whilst having fun!

Charity Podz Partnership Support

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Noah’s Ark are in the very early days of a partnership with Charity Podz, the charitable arm of a family business, Toy Podz. They have been incredibly successful with Toy Podz and have recently branched into supporting charities by supplying un-manned concessions that are branded with the charity logo and marketing message. The concessions sell licensed capsuled toys for £1 of which the charity receives 25p. They’re perfect for keeping children entertained!

We have a brilliant opportunity to raise much needed awareness and funds through this partnership.

Community Involvement Research Volunteer

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We are looking for Self-Starter graduates with high level of research skills.

CIU staff will are looking for volunteers with skills in storytelling, updating existing pieces of work and scientific based research methods.

We’re looking for someone who will be able to work in a team and with other people. Experience working with Mailchimp is desirable.

Retail Area Health and Safety

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Running a successful Barnardo’s store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families.

Media Arts Support Volunteer (young people)

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Creative volunteers will be required to assist with the delivery of hands-on digital media sessions.

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