You can read about some organisations and their current opportunities in more detail here and here.

Thursday 3 November

Abbey Community Centre

The Abbey Community Centre is a buzzing and diverse community centre in the heart of Kilburn offering activities for kids through to older people.

Article - I

Article - I is a Student-Led Volunteering Project which aims to empower refugee/migrant communities in London. Our aim is to create a toolkit with information about the rights and protections accorded to refugees, as well as other useful resources. We would also like to translate this toolkit into languages commonly spoken by refugee and migrant communities and to host workshops in collaboration with refugee organisations to help distribute these toolkits and help beneficiaries understand their rights.

Chiswick House and Garden Trust

Chiswick House was built in 1729 and is one of Georgian Britain’s keynote architectural statements. Designed by its owner Richard Boyle (Lord Burlington) in collaboration with the multi-talented designer William Kent, the house was conceived as an aesthetic manifesto, gallery and place for entertaining. Our objective is to advance education by the preservation, restoration and enhancement of this Grade I listed villa and registered Grade I gardens, for the benefit of the public and of the historical and architectural heritage of England.

Family Friends

Family Friends is a charity that supports families and young people living in Central West London through volunteer befriending services. At Family Friends we carefully recruit, train and match volunteers to families and young people. We offer long-term help based on each family’s unique needs and potential. Our volunteers provide support to families and young people facing multiple hardships which may include, mental health, family relationships, finances, and isolation.

Fulham Palace

Since 704, Fulham Palace has been the historic house and garden of the Bishop of London. Our vision is to engage people and provide an insight, through the stories of the Bishops of London, into over 1300 years of English history, and to become one of Great Britain's most loved and inspiring historic houses and gardens. We have a museum, special exhibitions, education centre, Tudor courtyard, Victorian Chapel, botanical gardens and cafe on site, all of which are completely free for all to visit.

Grassroots Human Rights Project

Grassroots Human Rights Project is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that delivers workshops on human rights to young people in local high schools. Our aim is to increase public legal education and access to justice.

Headucate

Headucate is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to tackle mental health stigma and end discrimination by running interactive workshops in schools around London. Our activities involve visiting schools and teaching students about mental health as a concept, ways to safeguard it, and how to address mental health issues.

iNUGCS Widening Participation Scheme

iNUGCS Widening Participation Scheme is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to raise the aspirations of 6th Formers from underprivileged backgrounds by providing them with the opportunity to attend a Surgery Conference and network with surgeons or leaders in their field.

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. We 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 what we do, as we enable more and more people to get involved in the most effective way for them.

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is home to the largest collection of portraits in the world and celebrates the lives and achievements of those who have influenced British history, culture and identity.

National Trust

Sutton House is a sixteenth century house, preserved by the National Trust for its architectural and historic importance. Sutton House is proud to be a part of the community of Hackney, working with community groups, schools and local families. We deliver a versatile programme and our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. By volunteering at Sutton House you can develop your skills and experience, meet new people, work with a team of heritage professionals, artists and conservators, and spend time in a beautiful historic setting.

NSPCC

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

One World Trust

Founded in 1951, the One World Trust was created by cross-party Members of Parliament who believed global governance can be improved to better protect the interests of all humanity as well as our environment. For over 65 years the Trust has promoted education and research into changes in global governance which would contribute to ending poverty and conflict and increase international understanding and the rule of law. Our work has never felt more relevant.

Origami Volunteering Project

Origami Volunteering Project is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that teacher simple origami pieces to children in hospital as well as elderly people with restricted mobility. From origami stars to dinosaurs, it is a relaxing and bonding activity for volunteers and beneficiaries alike.

Our Parklife (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Our Parklife is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up in 2014 to connect local people to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through volunteering, training and employment opportunities. Embedded in its activities is a commitment to local communities in East London and the regeneration legacy associated with the 2012 Olympic Games. Our Parklife delivers the Park Champion Volunteer Programme on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

Poplar HARCA

Poplar HARCA is an award-winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London. We focus on providing homes and support to residents old and new; helping to create a place where people, communities and businesses can grow and thrive.

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK

Ronald McDonald House Charities UK (RHMC UK) provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with a child in hospital at one of our 12 Houses across the UK, 4 of which are based here in London. Our Houses are close to specialist paediatric hospitals, enabling families to be by their child’s bedside in a matter of moments as we appreciate that having a child in hospital is a frightening time for families.

St Mungo's

Our mission as St Mungo’s is to house, support and care for vulnerable people in London who either have been, or at risk of sleeping rough and homelessness. Our aim is to make sure that homeless and vulnerable people can look forward with optimism and can contribute to the quality of life.

Teddy Bear Clinic

Teddy Bear Clinic is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to teach primary school students about health and safety in a fun and informative way. Every session encompasses a different topic such as healthy eating, hygiene, health and safety, and doctors and patients.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is the leading HIV and sexual health charity in the UK working to reduce the spread of HIV and to promote good sexual health. We campaign for greater understanding of HIV and sexual ill-health, providing services across England, Wales and Scotland.

The Hult Prize at UCL

The Hult Prize at UCL is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to share resources to support university students participating in the Hult Prize Programme. The Hulz Prize Programme is the largest student competition for game-changing business ideas, and challenges higher education-level entrepreneurs worldwide to solve pressing social issues. The aim of this project is to support students who would like to take part in this programme and would not otherwise receive support from their university.

TutorMe

TutorMe is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that offers tutoring services to public school students. Our project aims to provide academic support that connects UCL students with pupils (A-Levels or equivalent) from London schools and charities on a digital platform.

Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place is a magnificent neo-gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment. The building becomes an exhibition venue for three months each year to host our exhibition programme, and we open for other events and open days throughout the rest of the year. We rely on our friendly and enthusiastic team of volunteers to make these exhibitions and events possible. Our Gallery Steward Volunteers take on a vital public facing role that includes supervising the exhibition spaces and answering visitors’ questions.

UCL Community Brass

UCL Community Brass is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to conduct brass performances in community settings. We are an ensemble made up of UCL students who play brass instruments. We rehearse together and share brass music in care homes in London.

UCL Museums

UCL Museums is a multidisciplinary team committed to connecting the world with UCL through our museums. These include the UCL Art Museum, the Grant Museum, and the Petrie Museum. We make these museums accessible for teaching and research and for the enjoyment of the wider public through the production and delivery of innovative cultural and educational experiences, public and community engagement activities, public art, performance, exhibitions, museum displays and schools’ engagement.

UCL Sexpression

UCL Sexpression is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that provides sex and relationships education workshops to young people with the aim of empowering them to make informed decisions about their sexual health.

Zero Food Waste

Zero Food Waste is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to tackle food waste on campus. We collect unsold food from UCL food outlets and donate it to homeless shelters and surplus food banks.

Thursday 6 October

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) is a small but successful Afghan organisation founded in 2001 by Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi, a refugee who arrived in the UK with his young children in 1999. The family all work on a voluntary basis to support the grievances and needs of refugees in London and to help integrating them into mainstream British Society. We are thus focused heavily on the social integration and social mobility of refugees and migrants, as well as empowering Afghan citizens back home in Afghanistan. 

Age UK Islington

Age UK Islington is a charity which uses innovative techniques to provide support to Islington residents over the age of 60, enabling them to use self-help approaches to manage their own health and wellbeing. We focus on prevention: identifying those in need facilitating support before situations escalate. This in turn, reduces overreliance on or inappropriate use of public funded services - GPs, A & E and Social Services. We aim to empower residents to develop their own support networks and their own capability and confidence to improve their situation.

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is a local charity working with and for older people. We aim to promote independence and well-being in later life, encouraging self-help and peer support. We offer a wide range of services and activities, and provide interesting opportunities for people of all ages to get involved as volunteers. Our services range from Information and Advice (benefit claim or housing), Befriending (one-to-one basis), supporting people with Dementia through their memory café & exercise for the mind groups, IT support, and more.

Age UK Westminster

Age UK Westminster exists to promote the well-being of older people in the City of Westminster and help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience within their local community. Similarly to our Islington and Kensington & Chelsea peers we offer various services and activities for the over 60 population in Westminster. Volunteering opportunities range from Befriending to escorting people to GP appointments or teaching languages to keep the mind fresh.

Arising Tutoring CIC

Arising Tutoring CIC is a non profitable organisation that  provides education tuition for disadvantaged pupils ages 5-18 to help with raising their academic attainment and to maximise their full potential. We were set up to remove the financial barriers for disadvantaged pupils to access education support which will help to raise their academic attainment levels, so that we will leave school having achieved a meaningful level of attainment to enable them to progress into further education, training and employment

Beyond Equality

Beyond Equality work with men and boys to tackle gender inequality through breaking down barriers, expectations and stereotypes of masculinities. We facilitate open conversations and equip participants in our programmes with new perspectives and tools in order to promote personal growth. We predominantly work with young people in schools and universities transforming organisational culture, training a core group of allies, and influencing the public discourse through our workshops.

Body & Soul

Body & Soul is a charity dedicated to transforming trauma with love. Whether someone has been neglected or abused, trafficked, attempted suicide or stigmatised because of HIV – Body & Soul have helped to liberate thousands of people from the trauma that controls them. We are built on love, kindness and a desire to understand one another. From the beginning, we created a ‘healing community’, inviting our members into an environment where everyone is keen to find out what happened to you before you met us, and what is going on in your life right now.

Bright Futures UK

Bright Futures UK was set up with the mission to support young people who are forced to take time out from education due to medical circumstances. We aim to support young people by providing programmes that bridge the gap between illness and normality. Programmes are available for individuals of ages 5-24 fighting both physical and mental health illnesses. At Bright Futures UK it is understood that each young person is different. Different experiences, different situations, and different ways of dealing with things – why should there be one solution for all. Every young person has dreams, why should illness stand in their way!

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top ranked and top performing hospital trusts in the UK. We employ more than 6,000 staff over our two main hospital sites, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and across 12 community-based clinics within North West London. We pride themselves on providing outstanding care to a community of over 1.5 million people. Opportunities to get involved include exciting prospects such as supporting young people with their mental health.

Children of the Mekong

Children of the Mekong work with local communities to improve access and quality of education in Southeast Asia. Children of the Mekong supports children's education in 3 ways: i) With programmes allowing individual child sponsorship, ii) By running education centres and foster houses, iii) By implementing development programmes to improve the children's environment. Get involved at all three stages through opportunities ranging from communication to fundraising.

Community Barnet

CommUNITY Barnet is an award-winning, multi-borough national charity based in London with a national reputation. Currently delivering services at a regional level we have an aspiration to grow bigger by leading innovative partnerships, harnessing the creativity of residents and supporting community organisations. We are the umbrella organisation for the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Barnet. Established in 1979, CommUNITY Barnet have been supporting and building capacity to voluntary and community groups, charities and faith groups across the borough.

Community Southwark & Healthwatch Southwark

Community Southwark support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, volunteering and social action. We empower local people and voluntary organisations with the tools they need, to work together in creating a borough that works for everyone. Our vision is a Southwark in which all communities and individuals can fulfil and exceed their potential.

Editors for Impact

Editors for Impact is a registered Community Interested Company (No. 12891370) specialising in creative content services. Our focus is on NGOs and other charitable organizations that are working towards addressing problems in social development or environmental sustainability. Small-scale organizations often lack finances, time or access to professional content creation such as video production or graphic design. Editors for Impact, through its creative volunteer network, provide access to these services on-demand, visually capturing the impact of meaningful causes at minimal cost.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that delivers hands-on engineering workshops for students in primary and secondary schools all across London, encouraging young people from different backgrounds to choose a career in engineering. The idea is for students to conceive creative solutions for designs like their own rubber band powered car, or even for problems of their own concern, and get them to present their solution. We use common recyclable materials to tackle problems of our everyday lives or even more global problems.

Flamingo Chicks

Flamingo Chicks creates an inclusive community giving disabled children and those with illnesses such as cancer the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside friends. We are passionate about providing an inclusive, fun and rich dance experience for children, by translating a version of ballet that is accessible to all, regardless of ability. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed Dance Volunteers to assist children during our dance classes to ensure that all children can experience the physical and wellbeing benefits of movement and dance.

Free to be kids

Free to Be Kids run crucial respite breaks for inner-city London's most disadvantaged children. Our breaks offer the opportunity for children to have fun, try new things, build their confidence and feel brave. The holidays are packed with nature and animal focused activities like kayaking down a river or den building in the forest. Without these breaks, many of these children wouldn't have a holiday and many have never seen the sea, been to a farm or had a bedtime story. These experiences stick in the children's minds for years afterwards and begin to help them see the world, and their place within it.

Girlguiding St Pancras

Girlguiding is the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK, with around 600,000 members. Part of a worldwide movement, the organisation enables girls and young women to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers. Whatever the age group, the key aims of Guiding are personal development and achievement. Girls are encouraged through new adventures to develop confidence, self-respect, personal values, and to gain independence!

Grand Junction (PDT)

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a community, arts and heritage venue based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. We deliver an eclectic and collaborative programme of music, arts, performance, and education for young people, families, and adults. Opportunities to get involved range from playing live music to social media management and manning the reception.

Green Walkers

Green Walkers is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that conducts monthly litter picking walks around the UCL area. This will be an opportunity to contribute to reduce the high levels of waste in the big city of London in a fun, original way. The walks will also give you the chance to get to know other volunteers that are interested in environmental issues.

Headucate

Headucate is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to tackle mental health stigma and end discrimination by running interactive workshops in schools around London. Our activities involve visiting schools and teaching students about mental health as a concept, ways to safeguard it, and how to address mental health issues.

Human Appeal

Human Appeal are a global humanitarian and development organisation. We save lives, alleviate poverty, transform and empower local communities whilst championing humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence. We are an international relief and development agency that asks the question, what makes us human? Human Appeal think the answer is caring for others and changing their lives for the better. That’s what we've been doing for over 25 years.

Imperial Health Charity

Imperial Health Charity helps our hospitals do more through grants, arts, volunteering and fundraising. We fund major redevelopments, clinical research and medical equipment as well as help patients and their families at times of extreme financial difficulty. Supporting the arts in healthcare, the charity manage an Arts Council accredited hospital art collection and run an arts engagement programme for patients and NHS staff. We also manage volunteering across all five hospitals, adding value to the work of staff and helping to improve the hospital experience for patients.

IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers a range of innovative programmes that support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. Volunteers make a measurable impact on the young people we work with and act as a real force for change in their local communities.

KEEN London

KEEN London support over 100 children, known as ‘athletes’, with a wide range of additional needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, and global development delay. We provide free games and activity sessions with tailored support for children with additional needs and disabilities. At KEEN London our mission is to use fun and games to improve young people's wellbeing, personal, social and emotional development as well as broadening experiences.

Kith & Kids

Kith & Kids are a children's charity whose aim is to empower our members and their families to develop new skills, gain greater confidence and overcome social exclusion. Our members are young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities and we need volunteers to help them have lots of fun, and challenge themselves in a host of activities throughout the year! Our programme is diverse and we have an activity to suit the interest and availability of anyone - you can join on weekends, evenings, weekdays or university holidays.

Literacy Pirates

The Literacy Pirates are an innovative educational charity supporting young people aged 9-13 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond. As a volunteer, you'll be supporting the young people we work with (AKA the Young Pirates!) as they collaborate with professionals to publish their writing in the form of storybooks, studio recordings and films which are premiered in a local cinema. 

London Legal Support Trust

The London Legal Support Trust (LLST) raises funds, mostly from the legal profession, to support free legal advice centres (Law Centres and similar agencies) in London and the South East as well as helping them to improve and become more sustainable. We hold a number of large scale fundraising events throughout the year, with our main event being the London Legal Walk. Volunteers help out preparing for the Walk as well as on the day!

Model United Nations Schools Programme

Model United Nations Schools Programme is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that runs in-person workshops on Model United Nations conferences, the United Nations and public speaking more broadly. Our purpose is to break the often 'elite' silos of Model United Nations and increase access to diplomacy and public speaking skills for children in state and public schools.

North London Cares

North London Cares is a community network of older and younger neighbours, sharing time, stories and skills across Camden and Islington, in an effort to reduce isolation and loneliness; improve wellbeing, confidence and resilience; and bridge social, generational, digital and cultural divides. London is an amazing city, full of opportunity and change, but for some of our older neighbours - particularly those who have lived in London their entire lives and seen it change beyond recognition - those changes can be isolating, and deepen feelings of anonymity and loneliness that are already synonymous with old age.

Not Just Football

Not Just Football aims to provide sport recreation and physical activities for all. We intend to have sports and physical activities for young people and senior citizens; promote and facilitate minority sports; provide sports and recreation education and training opportunities for all; and provide sports therapy and sports medicine support for those who have limited finances. Come join us as a a clinic admin, a counsellor, or a sports medicine volunteer and let's do sports together!

Open Age Be Active

Open Age is a charity championing an active life for older people. We work across Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham to enable anyone aged 50 or older to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain an active lifestyle and develop new and stimulating interests. At Open Age we provide opportunities for our members to take part in meaningful activities, strengthen their sense of community, rediscover old hobbies, find new ones, make new friends, and most of all, have fun! 

Open Space Redevelopment

Open Space Redevelopment is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that works in partnership with Thames Reach to encouraging hostels residents to get involved in gardening to improve their mental health. We are looking for gardening volunteers to support our project.

Origami Volunteering Project

Origami Volunteering Project is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that teacher simple origami pieces to children in hospital as well as elderly people with restricted mobility. From origami stars to dinosaurs, it is a relaxing and bonding activity for volunteers and beneficiaries alike.

PEARL

PEARL is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that plans and delivers engaging activities for children who have varying degrees of Autism. The aim is to make a positive, life-enhancing impact on children's lives by developing their skills, confidence and self-belief, thereby empowering them to lead the life they choose.

Project Impactive

Project Impactive is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that builds accessibility equipment for people with disabilities. We aim to have a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities by designing and building bespoke assistive equipment, which gives clients more independence and control over their own lives.

Salusbury World Refugee Centre

Salusbury World helps newly-arrived refugee and migrant children and families to navigate and succeed in society, and to feel supported and hopeful for the future. Refugees who arrive in the UK face many challenges in adjusting to their new environment; it’s difficult to navigate a new and unfamiliar social system, without a network of friends and families. Our work supports families to rebuild their lives and to achieve their personal ambitions.

Save a Baby's Life

Save a Baby's Life is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that teaches infant life-saving skills (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, drowning and choking) to parents within the local community. Volunteers are provided with training by the Royal Life Saving Society and receive a Life Support 3 and Community Instructor Qualification upon completion of their training.

Smart Works

Smart Works is a UK charity which provides free interview preparation and clothing to unemployed women with confirmed job interviews. We provide women with the clothes, the confidence and the tools that they need to succeed at interview. We are incredibly proud that over 50% of the women we see, who we are able to contact, go on to get the job.

St John's Ambulance First Aid

St John Ambulance is the UK's leading First Aid and ambulance charity. We are the student wing of St John Ambulance and we aim to provide students in Higher and Further Education with the chance to become or remain involved in St John Ambulance. As volunteer member of St John Ambulance you will be able to take training from first aider all the way up to ambulance level. Once qualified, you can provide first aid for many different events in London.

Sustainable UCL

The UCL Sustainability Team drives forward the university's key sustainability aims. We work with the UCL community to embed sustainability into research, buildings and behaviours at UCL, and beyond. Our work improves sustainability literacy, increases efficiency, saves money and helps create more pleasant spaces to work and study. Our main volunteering opportunity throughout the year is the Sustainability Ambassador programme. You can also volunteer as part of UCL's Student Sustainability Council.

Target Ovarian Cancer

Target Ovarian Cancer work with women, family members and health professionals to ensure we target the areas that matter most for those living and working with ovarian cancer. As the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity we improve early diagnosis, we fund life-saving research and we provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.

Team Up

Team Up run a voluntary programme that trains exceptional role models to learn leadership and teaching skills through tutoring children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our tutors deliver weekly tuitions sessions to groups of 2-4 students, in either English or maths, to help meaningfully increase their academic attainment. As a Team Up tutor you'll receive training and have access to our Career Mentor Scheme.

Thames Reach

Thames Reach's mission is to help homeless and vulnerable men and women to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. We require people who have good IT skills and are studying the Romanian language (who are at least in their 2nd year of study) to support us with a variety of roles. This is a role that includes a lot of walking (in all weathers!) and early starts.

The Access Project

The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across London, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Yorkshire, West Cumbria and Lancashire. The programme provides in-school support which includes one to one mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.

The Markfield Project

Markfield was established in 1979 by parents of disabled children, whose vision was to create an inclusive place for disabled and non-disabled children to play. We enable disabled, deaf and autistic people to be themselves, take risks and live life to the full. We do this by focusing on the needs of the whole family to break isolation down. We also promote respect the disabled, Deaf and autistic people and support their full participation in society.

The Royal Institution

Our mission at The Royal Institution, Ri is to encourage people to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science. This commitment drives everything we do - from our world famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES to our workshops in the L'Oreal Young Scientist Centre and Masterclasses for young people. Join our volunteering team to help the Royal Institution deliver fantastic interactive activities for young people.

Trans Healthcare Now

Trans Healthcare Now is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to increase knowledge and awareness of trans healthcare inequalities within the UK. The project will develop educational material, in collaboration with a number of trans healthcare charities and researchers, and then train volunteers to deliver this educational material to higher education settings later in the academic year. 

UCL We Are Donors

UCL We Are Donors is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to raise awareness about the blood, tissue and organ donor crisis in the UK. We want to promote donation by simplifying the donor process and make it less intimidating, especially for young people and students. We plan to organise a combination of workshops and school talks, and publish a resource pack with all the information and guidelines donors and recipients may need.

UCLef

UCLef is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims is to share the beauty of classical music with people who are socially, economically, or physically disadvantaged. This year we are looking forward to having some concerts in schools, as well as a fundraiser concert.

University College London Hospital

We help improve the patient experience within the UCLH hospitals group by providing a wide variety of non-clinical services, and to offer volunteers the opportunity of experiencing hospital life in an internationally renowned acute and specialist care NHS Trust.

Zero Food Waste

Zero Food Waste is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to tackle food waste on campus. We collect unsold food from UCL food outlets and donate it to homeless shelters and surplus food banks.

Friday 7 October

Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring is a national education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment. This enables them to go on to progress in education, employment or training. Partner with us as a volunteer tutor, either in-person or online, to support primary and secondary school pupils to increase their subject knowledge, whilst building on confidence and study skills.

Bishop Creighton House

Bishop Creighton House is a community centre established over 100 years ago that aims for its beneficiaries to have a sense of well-being and independence, working together for the benefit of all. Bishop Creighton House aims to tackle the problems caused by social isolation and disadvantage. We do this by developing and providing programmes that offer practical solutions and emotional support for the people of west London. We have several community projects and we're particularly keen on UCL students applying to volunteer to get involved in our Keep Active Hammersmith & Fulham project.

Brightside

Brightside is a Digital Outreach organisation - we use digital mentoring to overcome barriers of geography and connect young people with inspirational role models so that they can make confident and informed decisions about the future. We work in partnership with universities, schools, business and charities to offer digital forms of support. In addition to our digital mentoring, we produce digital information, advice and guidance via our Bright Knowledge platform and run online talks facilitated by our volunteers.

Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association

Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association’s aim is to offer disadvantaged community groups an experience of a canal trip on a traditional narrowboat. We run and maintain 'Tarporley' - a historic Northwich narrowboat, converted to carry 12 passengers. We mainly do day or evening trips but also longer ones as passengers & crew can sleep aboard. Volunteers help run the boat, crewing, supporting passengers, working locks, mooring, steering and maintaining the boat. Even if you have never been boating before, we will train you. All we ask is for you to commit for a reasonable period of time, so it becomes worth our while training you.

Cultured Minds

Cultured Minds is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that hosts workshops and discussion forums for London university students looking at the link between mental health and culture. We discuss culture-specific stigma (e.g. linguistic, social or philosophical) associated with mental health to enhance cultural literacy amongst students. We aim to empower students from various cultural backgrounds by introducing culture-specific mental health resources and promoting ways to destigmatise mental health.

Doorstep Library

Doorstep Library is a community-focused charity dedicated to bringing the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London who need our support. We use books to fuel children’s natural love of stories, fire their imaginations, and encourage their appreciation of reading. Our unique home-based service means we are there in person or online, finding the most appropriate books for every child we visit and building a relationship with the whole family. Our projects not only improve literacy and confidence in children, but also increase family wellbeing and bonding through the joy of sharing stories. Our volunteers encourage both parents and children to read for pleasure together from a young age. This kind of tailored support enables us to help prepare children for school and broaden their opportunities in life.

ECHO

ECHO (Evelina Children's Heart Organisation) supports children and young people with heart conditions and their families, who've been treated by Evelina London Children's Hospital Networks. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect affecting almost 1 in every 100 babies born in the UK. ECHO provides support from the moment of diagnosis, throughout any treatment and care pathway or bereavement. We help members from across the UK and do so within Evelina London, local hospitals and the community. We support families at every stage of their heart child's journey through childhood, teenage years and during the transition to adult services.

Friends Of Moorfields

Friends of Moorfields is a is a thriving and active member led charity which has been supporting patients and staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital for over 55 years. Our mission is: “To help a patient smile”. Among the main things we do is offering a diverse range of volunteer services to help patients navigate the hospital and support them on their patient journey.

Green Schools Project

Green Schools Project helps schools to support young people to lead environmental projects such as energy saving and encouraging walking to school, helping to inspire their school and community to go green. It involves them in social action, building their leadership, communication and teamwork skills as well as their confidence and wellbeing.

Hft London

At Hft London we support people with many different types of learning disability, and have particular experience in supporting people with Down’s Syndrome and dementia, autism, and challenging behaviour. Staff are also trained in positive behavioural support and management, person-centred active support, epilepsy management with emergency medication, dysphagia, dementia and end of life care. Our emphasis is on creatively supporting people to live with greater levels of independence and personal fulfilment, to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Home-Start Camden & Islington

Home Start Camden offers home visiting support to parents in the London Borough of Camden with under 5's who are experiencing stress or difficulties. Our trained parent volunteers visit for four hours per week and support parents for up to a year. Our ultimate aim is to share parenting skills and information and to encourage isolated parents to access other valuable services within the community, build self-esteem and prevent family breakdown.

Impact Initiative

Impact Initiative is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that mentors refugees. We are currently working in partnership with Hopscotch Women's Centre to provide conversational English tutoring to groups of Afghan women refugees. We are also seeking to expand our partnerships to include other organisations related to education, tutoring and job applications.

Kenwood House - English Heritage

Kenwood House is a former stately home in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today's generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.

London Nightline

London Nightline provides confidential listening, support and information to students in London throughout the night. We are based in central London but offer support to half a million students at 60 affiliated universities and student housing providers across greater London as well as University of London and Open University students in all regions and countries.  We are able to provide crucial out-of-hours peer support via phone, live chat, email, and Skype services. We are open between 6pm and 8am every night of term, and run almost entirely by students.

Make a Smile UCL

Make a Smile UCL is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to bring a smile to children or elderly people, delivering events based on specific characters. Our volunteers go into hospitals, SEN schools and care homes dressed as recognisable Disney/cartoon characters, and take part in activities with people to bring magic to those who need it most.

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice is a community-based hospice service providing clinical, emotional and practical support for families of children and young people with life-limiting/life-threatening conditions. Noah's Ark supports families to ensure that they can face the future with hope by providing a variety of essential support services.

Octavia Foundation

Octavia Foundation supports people affected by ill health, social isolation, low income or unemployment in central and west London.

Oxford and District Mencap

Oxford & District Mencap run exciting activity holidays for teenagers and young adults with learning disability. We are looking for volunteer carers to come along on the holidays to support our guests. Typically activities include theme park trips, swimming, visits to petting zoos or farms, cinema visits, boat trips, BBQs, live music, discos, crafts, and workshops. The holidays provide excellent experience for those aspiring to careers in medicine, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, nursing, hospitality or the charitable sector.

Project Access

Project Access is an international, student led non-profit that aims to help students from non-traditional backgrounds get in to top universities in the UK, US and Europe. We run a mentorship programme where we pair upper secondary school students with student mentors from top universities who help guide their mentees through the application process. We also run other initiatives such as summer bootcamps. We are a team of 160+ students with 2,000+ mentors and have helped 3,400+ mentees gain a place at top universities across the globe.

ReachOut

At ReachOut, we believe that with the right support every young person can reach their full potential. ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children living in disadvantaged areas to raise aspirations, develop their character and build attainment. We improve self-confidence and develop Numeracy, Literacy, Communication and Memory Skills, whilst reinforcing our core character strenghts of Fairness, Self-Control, Good Judgement and Staying Power.

RESULTS UK

RESULTS UK is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. We have a vision to end global poverty through political and public will. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Our campaigners learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunities.

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is home to world-class ballet, opera, and theatre arts. This iconic London theatre brings together the world’s most extraordinary artists in performances and experiences to transport you to another world.

Rugby Portobello Trust

Rugby Portobello Trust supports local young people to build their community by providing facilities, skills, activities and guidance that promote a stable society in a deprived area.

Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK)

SOS-UK is a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability. We know environmental sustainability cannot be achieved in isolation, so our work spans across issues of justice and wellbeing as well. We believe in lifelong learning and work on sustainability across all forms of education from early years to workplace learning. We act as a support crew - facilitating, encouraging and mentoring people wherever they are on their sustainability journey in sustainability.

The Breteau Foundation

At the Breteau Foundation (BF), we believe in working towards a world where every disadvantaged child can access quality education regardless of their background or location. Through teacher training, development and distribution of technology and quality educational content, we are providing an opportunity for teachers to improve their pedagogical practice and for students to better fulfil their life chances. 

The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers provide opportunities for people to volunteer to help improve their environment and boost personal well-being in the process. Right now, when one third of the UK's green places are in danger of being lost or degraded, our work is more important than ever. A well-used green place is a classroom, a gym, a playground and a sanctuary. The Conservation Volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places.

The Kids Network

The Kids Network is a community of children and young professionals connecting through fun, friendship and hardship for positive social change. We support children at a crucial time in their development - in the lead up to and often during the transition from primary into secondary school. We do this by providing them with a volunteer mentor, a young professional from the local community.

The Listening Place

The Listening Place is a volunteer-led London based charity aiming to transform how we support people who feel suicidal.  Our trained volunteers are part of a team delivering face-to-face, confidential, ongoing support to thousands of people each year. They help create the warm and welcoming environment that encourages people struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings to talk openly without being judged or given advice. 

The Sapphire Community Group

The Sapphire Community Group aims to equip young people to not only be their best version of themselves but also inspire them to have a genuine insight of what they would like to pursue in the near future The sole purpose of The Sapphire Foundation is to build people up. Moreover, to ensure that each individual finds what they are meant to do in life. We aim to provide a platform and pathway for young people all over the world find their callings

Training Link

Training Link is a local basic skills training organisation. We provide courses to help people find employment and to encourage them back into adult education and to develop their skills. We provide a variety of courses, including IT, food hygiene, business administration and English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL). We run both accredited and non-accredited courses. We need volunteers as Adult Literacy Volunteer tutors.

Tutor the Nation

Tutor The Nation is a charity that makes education fairer, one tutoring session at a time. We pair dedicated volunteers with disadvantaged state school pupils to provide free, online tuition with the aim of helping tutees to develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals.

UCL Culture & Museums

UCL Museums is a multidisciplinary team committed to connecting the world with UCL through our museums. These include the UCL Art Museum, the Grant Museum, and the Petrie Museum. We make these museums accessible for teaching and research and for the enjoyment of the wider public through the production and delivery of innovative cultural and educational experiences, public and community engagement activities, public art, performance, exhibitions, museum displays and schools’ engagement.

UCL Marrow

UCL Marrow is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that works alongside the charity Anthony Nolan to help save the lives of people with blood cancer by signing people onto the stem cell register. We run events around UCL campus throughout the academic year.

UCL Student Hospital Fun Team

UCL Student Hospital Fun Team is a Student-Led Volunteering Project that aims to create a sense of normality for children and adolescents in hospital with games and conversations. We have also recently expanded to provide play sessions for Afghan refugee children, as well as a study club in one of the hospitals.