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Opportunity: Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the rat

2020 London Chinese New Year Celebrations on Sunday January 26, 2020! The largest Chinese New Year Celebration outside of Asia and one of the biggest events in London - offer revellers a feast of Chinese culture, food, music, dance and acrobatics. We need VOLUNTEERS to cover a variety of roles including:

Stage, backstage and production support
VIP, Press, Media area management and support
Grand Parade support
Costume mascots Team
Info Booth Team

Benefits to you of personal development whilst helping the community,

Induction days:
January 18 (or 19) at 18:15 onward. Please email us the date you will be attending.


Opportunity: Event Volunteer for February 6, 2020 (Music & Literature Fundraising Event)

On February 6, 2020, United Way UK will host its annual event to raise funds for the Reading Oasis, an early childhood literacy programme which builds new libraries in disadvantaged schools and puts books into the hands of children that lack reading resources.

The event will be carried out in a unique concert hall in central London. It will be an evening of music and literature and will include an intimate performance by an incredible American pianist.

United Way UK is looking for volunteers to carry out different tasks in the Reading Oasis event, including assisting with logistics on the event’s day, providing a warm, friendly welcome to all guests, providing information, and other similar tasks.

This is a great chance to:
- work in a friendly team, to make new friends and meet a diverse group of people.
- develop your confidence and interpersonal skills.
- gain valuable work experience to add onto your CV and to learn new skills
- make an invaluable contribution to the Reading Oasis programme’s goal of inspiring children’s love for reading
- enjoy an intimate and exclusive performance by a renowned pianist


Opportunity: Diabetes UK Fundraising Events Volunteer - London Landmarks Half Marathon

We need your help! Come and join Diabetes UK for our first London-based event of the year: the quirky, vibrant and exciting London Landmarks Half Marathon. This year, we’ve got 229 runners supporting the charity, and we need your loudest voices and biggest smiles to cheer them to the finishing line.

When? Sunday, 29 March between 10:00 and 14:00

Where? There are two options:

- Mile 5.5 (Chancery Lane/Carew Street) Situated right outside the Knights Templar pub, we’ll have a brass band grooving away to keep those runners moving.
- Mile 11 (Upper Thames Street) – With two miles left, this is where the runners really need us to shout their name, wave our bang sticks and to motivate them over the final hurdle

You’ll be provided with a Diabetes UK T-shirt, bang bang sticks, crazy hair and refreshments.

And to celebrate all the pioneering research that Diabetes UK support, we’ll be dressing up at our Mile 11 cheer point as scientists. Think lab coats, stethoscopes, crazy hair and glasses! Borrow some fancy dress items, bring your own or just morally support those who dress up in costume.

Bring a friend, make a day of it and enjoy one of London’s greatest running events up close and personal!


Opportunity: London Marathon Cheer Squad Volunteers

Be part of one of the UK’s biggest sporting events and join Mencap, the Official Charity Partner for 2020, at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday April 26.

Mencap will have nearly 600 runners fundraising over £2000 each to change the lives of people with a learning disability, with this year’s fundraising going towards our All Move project, bringing together children with and without learning disabilities through sport.

We want to get as many people as possible to support those with a learning disability and be a part of our ‘movement for change’, showcasing how amazing people with learning disability are and raising awareness on this huge world stage. We have 15 runners who have a learning disability taking on the colossal task of running 26.2 mile and it is very important that we give them the support they need to get over the finish line!

It’s an electric atmosphere where huge crowds gather to support the 40,000 people running through the streets of London, and we need you to join us at one of our cheer points to support them.


Opportunity: MoonWalk

Event Volunteer Superstars Needed!

Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 2,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk London on Saturday 16 May 2020 from Clapham Common! Get down and boogie with 15,000 woman and men walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising millions for breast cancer!

We recruit thousands of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.

You could spend your Saturday evening in MoonWalk City, Clapham by joining one of 24 different teams, from around 17:00 through to midnight – from litter picking to selling merchandise, registering baggage to handing out volunteer uniforms!

The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by London’s famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 20:00 and Midnight, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at MoonWalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.

Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 17 May, starting between 5:00 - 6:00 until midday. Watching the sunrise against a London skyline is quite a sight to see! This truly is the most testing time for our walkers…whether you join the route or MoonWalk City teams…your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line!

On the night you will be provided with training, a t-shirt, cap and free light refreshments. All roles will develop teamwork and confidence, no matter what you do on the night…so why not bring your friends and family along to share this unique experience!

So what are you waiting for?! Join us for a truly remarkable experience and helps us give breast cancer the push! Please contact us for a chat if you are unsure of what you would like to do. We guarantee you won’t forget the night you volunteered at The MoonWalk London 2020!


Science Outreach for International Students/Scientists

Organisation: 

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.

Opportunity: Event Day Volunteer

The National Brain Appeal (RCN 290173) raises funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology. We want to improve the outcome and quality of life for everyone with a neurological disorder by funding pioneering research, providing access to the latest technology for expert diagnosis and training tomorrow’s leading clinicians. Our volunteers help to make this possible.

We are a very small and busy team and the principle focus of this volunteer role will be supporting the fundraising team at some of the events we organise throughout the year as well as supporting fundraisers who organise their own fundraising events. This might include our Christmas carol concert, A Letter in Mind exhibition, music concerts, lectures as well as our challenge and sporting events such as the our annual Pyjama Party and Santa Run.

This role requires a few hours of your time on the day of the event, enthusiasm, punctuality and a smile.


Opportunity: Student Charity Ambassador

Run recruitment events on Campus.
To recruit as many potential blood stem cell donors to the UK register of the student demographic as possible.
Create awareness within the student community.


Opportunity: Events Support

We’re the only charity providing free, confidential support for children and adults thinking about leaving home, or are already missing, and their families left behind. As a small charity, we urgently need support to raise funds and awareness so we can continue providing a lifeline to anyone who needs us. Your contribution would be so valuable to this.


Volunteer Assistant Youth Worker

Organisation: 

Are you passionate about supporting and inspiring young people? Do you have a particular skill or life experience that could be used to organise fun activities that could help young people to learn and develop new skills set?

Opportunity: Food Events Volunteer

Action Against Hunger works at food festivals and food events throughout the year to raise funds for their lifesaving programmes around the world. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help at these events, selling raffle tickets, running the Shop & Drop, spreading the word about our lifesaving work as well as helping with other fundraising activities.


Ambassador

The main aim of the Ambassador Programme is to represent and promote Noah’s Ark at various community events in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Your help would really make a difference in helping us raise awareness and funds. It is hoped that volunteers can commit to supporting in this role for a minimum of 12 months, but this can be flexible.

We hope to provide you with the opportunity to build connections with the local community, to develop public speaking skills and to organise effective presentations to deliver to an audience.

Opportunity: Front-of-House Volunteer

Benjamin Franklin House is the world’s only remaining home of Dr Benjamin Franklin. Scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more. Franklin lived in the House for nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775. Today, 36 Craven Street is a small historic house and educational facility. Our Front-of-House Volunteers are the public face of the museum. These positions provide volunteers with the opportunity to gain experience in the museum/heritage sector in a visitor-facing role.


Opportunity: Changemaker Volunteer

The beauty of this role is that you can make it whatever you want it to be. From a sponsored run that just adds some oomph to your current training regime to organising the fabulous night out of your dreams with a team and gaining loads of skills (and kudos) to spending a rainy weekend baking in front of a good film and then selling those cakes - we can help you to plan your fundraising event, train you and help you to see how to sell your achievements to future employers.


Games Force Volunteer

What have Bradley Wiggins, David Weir and Mo Farah got in common? They have all previously competed in the London Youth Games (LYG) - Europe’s largest annual youth sport event. However, without volunteers this event couldn’t have happened. Why not follow in the footsteps of the awesome London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Makers and get involved in volunteering? Each year at LYG, over 136,000 young people from 33 London Boroughs are involved in competitions across over 30 different sports. GamesForce is the volunteer programme to support this.

Community Events

Just a few hours of your time and a smile is all it takes support St Mark’s Hospital Foundation in aid of researching cures for Bowel Diseases. We are looking for energetic volunteers who have a couple of hours per month to support our community events in the north west London area.

Events this year include a Young Professionals Evening, Breakfast Run, Bowel Awareness Day, Hint Hunt, London Triathalon, VIP Gala Night - all in support of St Mark’s Hospital Foundation.

Register your interest today - improve your CV or change a life today!

Opportunity: Major Gifts Volunteer

You will be supporting our Major Gifts Team with administrative duties as well as helping at organised VIP events.


Opportunity: Drama School Assistant

To support the students and staff during the running of the school.


Opportunity: Regional Outreach Group Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help organising our monthly AJR Regional Group Meetings all around London.

The network of regional groups offer our members, who often have no surviving family and can find themselves to be very lonely, a unique opportunity to socialise and share their experiences. It is at such gatherings that many old friends have been re-united after more than 60 years. Since its inception, the outreach programme has enabled the AJR to identify and help many new members throughout.

We need volunteers to help with refreshments and contribute to the nice and cosy atmosphere. These meetings provide members with the opportunity to attend a social get-together with people from a similar background. They have a cup of tea together, listen to interesting speakers and have a chat.


Opportunity: Skin Camouflage Team Support Volunteer

The Skin Camouflage Team are busy supporting clients and volunteers and would welcome some support, particularly to gather feedback from clients


Opportunity: Events Assistant

Our Event Assistants help set up and welcome visitors at the Library’s programmed events which usually take place on weekday evenings, although there are some daytime and weekend events.


Opportunity: 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.


Opportunity: Family Activities Volunteer

Noah*s Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups, Siblings* Groups and Noah*s Ark (referred) Children*s Groups. These activities are designed to provide fun and free days out, allowing children and families the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and to take part in new activities in accessible environments.

Becoming a Family Activities Volunteer is a serious commitment, which provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

We are currently looking to recruit Family Activities Volunteers who are available to volunteer at events held on weekdays during school holidays.


Opportunity: Front of House Volunteer

Volunteers play an invaluable and integral part in the everyday operations of our unique and beautiful historic houses, and make a valuable contribution to our work too. Handel & Hendrix in London provides a stimulating environment for volunteers to develop their knowledge, meet new people and acquire new skills.


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