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Opportunity: Teaching Assistant

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, creative volunteers to work with our teachers on a school placement. Tasks include working with students who are struggling, assisting in and leading aspects of lessons and games and aiding in the planning of the curriculum and the designing of activities. The work done in class and the lesson plans are tailored to meet the needs of both the school and the pupils, with a focus on mixed abilities and different learning strategies.

Opportunity: Co-Coach

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

Coaching provides a unique opportunity for young people to receive valuable, one-to-one support. As a Coach, you will be responsible for supporting up to 10 students throughout the duration of the programme, delivering one-to-one coaching sessions as well as helping with the running of all programme elements.

Coaches will be integral to the running of our programme and a key part of the growth of the organisation. We often see our volunteer Coaches going on to paid Coach roles.

Volunteer Mentor


Rewarding volunteer opportunities at Kith and Kids

Are you enthusiastic, patient, caring and want to make a difference to someone’s life?

If you answered yes than you should consider mentoring!

The ELSEP scheme (Employment and Life Skills Programme) supports young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities to develop skills for work and independent living.

The project runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-3pm at our headquarters in Tottenham.

Volunteer Speakers Programme

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


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.

Phoenix Wellbeing & Recovery Volunteers


Interested in supporting people who are experiencing mental distress’ Do you have an open mind and a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing? This could be the role for you.

The Phoenix Recovery Volunteers provide various forms of support to members of our Phoenix Service to assist and promote their recovery. They work alongside paid Senior Recovery Workers, Specialist Sessional Contractors and other volunteers. The Phoenix service is based in the heart of Camden Town.

Science Explainer Volunteer


Are you a science student or enthusiast? Do you want to share a love of science? Volunteer at the Royal Institution’s Family Fun Days and Lates running activities and demonstrating experiments to young people and adults. This could be anything from demonstrating blood circulation to making indoor rockets! Just sign up to the events you want to do for a brilliant opportunity get experience in science communication, presenting, explaining and demonstrating science in an informal educational setting.

Assistant Games Manager


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.

Homework Club Helper

Salusbury World is a charity that supports refugee and migrant children and families in North West London. Our successful Homework Club meets on Mondays after school and helps children from refugee and migrant families aged 6 to 10. We’re looking for friendly and patient volunteers who can build a rapport with children and support them with their homework. A few hours of your time will make a big difference to the lives of these young people!

Life Skills Volunteer - Maths Coach


The Centre works with homeless young people, badly housed families, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants; helping them to obtain employment and break out of the cycle of homelessness and exclusion.

Young Person’s Hostel and Life Skills

Our 32 room hostel is home for 16-25 year olds. It gives homeless young people a place to call home and the support needed to turn their lives around.



Befriending Volunteers at Look Ahead will be passionate about helping others. Mainly the role is about befriending someone who may be lonely or vulnerable. A befriender will provide the customer with companionship and support, both practical and emotional.

Volunteer Mentor


The Kids Network is looking for committed, fun and passionate volunteers to make a difference to the children of London. Our structured mentoring programme supports 8-11 year olds, based in Camden, at weekends with their social and emotional development before they transition into secondary school.

As a mentor, you will hold weekly one on one sessions of 1-3 hours. You will be building confidence, supporting resilience and helping your matched child to manage feelings through a series of fun and positive experiences and activities.

Section Assistant

Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace too. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout. You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.

Opportunity: Life Skills Volunteer - Maths Coach

This role will make a difference to young residents, living in our Hostel, who are trying to gain a qualification in a chosen subject but find it difficult to move forward without a maths qualification. It will also make a difference to young residents who need to take a numeracy test to get on to a work placement, into employment, or onto a college course, but are put off by the fact that they know they will fail, as they have no confidence in their mathematical abilities and/ or no experience. Most jobs or courses require you have a level of numeracy ability, and if you are lacking that, it can affect your whole future and the direction you take.

Opportunity: Education Partnership Executive x 4

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for Education Partnership Executive. The role will support developing partnerships with schools and universities.

Working closely with executive team, you will help us develop links to schools and universities encouraging students to get involved in our charity projects here in UK and Africa, ultimately contributing to our *building a school project*

This is a great opportunity which will give you invaluable hands-on experience of communication, business development, critical thinking, creativity, coordinating with others, people management, problem solving, negotiation, emotion intelligence and decision making.

Opportunity: Volunteer Mentor

As a volunteer mentor you will support young adults with autism and/or a learning disability to improve various skills including numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

The project enables these students to develop skills for work and independent living. This mentoring role is a crucial one as it supports us to better individualise the curriculum to fully meet individual needs.

This is a real ‘hands on’ opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life. You will get the opportunity to gain experience in working with young people with a learning disability.

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: First Aid Volunteer

StreetDoctors facilitate the teaching of first aid to high risk young people, acting as both a role model and mentor, working with Youth Offending teams, Youth Prisons, and local communities.

Opportunity: Section Assistant

To support Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections run weekly events for Young People in inner London!

Opportunity: Project Leader

We are seeking a third project leader to bring their experience and passion for social transformation and equality in education and opportunity to be an integral part of developing the curriculum and workshop framework for the programme, as well as training and guiding the volunteers who will lead these sessions in schools and youth groups. 

IT Learning Assistant


Want to help people improve their IT skills’ Training Link is looking for enthusiastic volunteers for its Drop-in sessions and IT classes. Spend a couple of hours a week with learners helping them improve their skills. Great experience and good for your CV and your soul! We are a small local charity and based in Somers Town just 15 minutes from UCL. Time for volunteering Tuesday afternon & Thursday afternoon. Must be patient and supportive. Want to know more? Email Peter Lush.

Camp Volunteer


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.

Assistant Coaches (ACs)


Do you want to do something exciting and rewarding?

Want to be inspired?

Interested in working with young people?

Youth Charity Envision are looking for volunteer Assistant Coaches to empower 16-17 year-olds from inner-city London.

* 2-hours a week (September-April) mentoring with young people

* Flexible around work/study & your location

* Receive training and on-going support

* Develop your facilitation and mentoring skills