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Community Connector

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Help promote independence and connect older people to their community!

As a Community Connector, you will work with older to find new activities that they would like to take part in. By doing so, you will help combat isolation and loneliness and bring stimulation, enjoyment and company back into older people’s lives.

This role is key to Age UK Camden’s aim to bring community, empowerment and friendship to older people in Camden.

Older People’s Creative Writing and Pottery volunteer

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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our weekly pottery and creative writing sessions for over 60s. Volunteers will take part in activities, helping to encourage participants to join in, or being an extra pair of hands for tutors within the sessions. Our studios are in the heart of Holborn, volunteering is a great way to get to know older people in your local community whilst having fun!

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!

Volunteer Communication Development Intern

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

We are looking for a motivated volunteer who would like to support us to develop the way we communicate with our volunteers, mainly focusing on email. The potential Intern would focus on researching how other organisations communicate with their volunteers, reviewing our current communication with volunteers, consulting with volunteers and staff on what communication they would like to see and designing a new communication pathway for us.

Volunteer Researcher/ Employment Team

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Our Volunteer Research Assistant will help us map the commissioning landscape across the UK and create an interactive map of their research. Volunteers will be conducting desk-based research as well as supporting the Employment Team to develop an interactive map and add your research to it.

We are looking for someone with research and data analysis skills, understanding of social care and commitment to the aims of Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Show your support for the 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes by volunteering at our fundraising events!

By volunteering as a cheerer at the Royal Parks Half Marathon, you are guaranteed a fun day out with an amazing festival atmosphere. This is one off opportunity and very flexible – if you can give 2 hours, great, if you would like to stay for longer – amazing, even better!

Chain of Hope Gala Ball 2019

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Friday, 22 November 2019

This November we are holding our 17th Gala Ball. The event has grown considerably and we now welcome 600 guests to Old Billingsgate in the City of London. Last year’s event, featuring an explosive performance from Akon, raised over £2 million for our work! We hope to continue our success this year with the help of our incredible partners. The Ball consists of a champagne reception, 3 course dinner, live and silent auctions and celebrity performances.

Communications Volunteer

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Thursday, 29 August 2019

UNA-UK’s vision is of a secure, just and sustainable world. As an Communications volunteer, you will be supporting our dynamic, small team working towards this through engaging with our members and supporters across the UK. Developing a range of skills in communication, event planning, data management and project support, you will be an integral part of the UNA-UK family.

Play and Chat Volunteer – Lorna Wing Centre Chigwell

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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.

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.

IT Support Volunteer

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Make a difference!

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. This along with complex health issues means getting out becomes very difficult. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being!

Spanish Teacher Volunteer (beginner & intermediate level)

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Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Volunteers lead a wide range of these activities, courses and clubs providing older populations with opportunities for people to meet and learn new skills.

If you have a love for Spanish, then this is a great opportunity for you!

Italian teacher volunteer

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Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Volunteers lead a wide range of these activities, courses and clubs providing older populations with opportunities for people to meet and learn new skills.

Share your love of Italian with others a as language teacher!

French Teacher Volunteer

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Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Volunteers lead a wide range of these activities, courses and clubs providing older populations with opportunities for people to meet and learn new skills.

As a French teacher, you’ll get to teach service users a new skill in a fun and interactive way!

English Teacher Volunteer

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Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Volunteers lead a wide range of these activities, courses and clubs providing older populations with opportunities for people to meet and learn new skills.

As an English Teacher, you’ll help service users develop more confidence in their English, which allows for more integration in the community.

Crew member

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Have great days on the water on a traditional narrowboat!

Our 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.

Help Through Crisis Research Assistant

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Community Links are recruiting a volunteer within the Help Through Crisis team to work on a research task developing and producing a directory of services for individuals and families in need in Newham. The role involves desk-based research and agency site visits where necessary and would suit a student of any discipline with excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Community Links offers a travel and lunch allowance and the volunteer will gain experience working on an innovative project for a well-established community charity.

Station collection

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Help raise funds and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer. Just two hours of your time could raise enough to pay for half a day of medical research into new treatments for ovarian cancer.

September Bucket Collection

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Spare just one or two hours of your time to help raise essential funds for people affected by Breast Cancer!

You can do this with friends, or come along and make some new ones – it’s easy, no commitment necessary and a great chance to give back to the community!

Open Day with a Legal Advice Charity!

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

This opportunity is for current students and alumni of any discipline, interested in learning more about legal practice in social welfare law.

Community Links is a community charity, rooted in East London, providing support and opportunities to thousands of people every year. We have been transforming lives for over 40 years and are founded on two principles: to find new solutions to old problems and to deliver them with the whole community.

Collections Development and Review Volunteer (Chelsea)

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Friday, 30 August 2019

Want to gain practical knowledge of collections management within a UK national museum? As a Collections Development and Review volunteer, you’ll get to work on a collection with historic national importance and offer lots of support within your role.

Festival Stewarding

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Monday, 16 September 2019

We’re looking for a team of dedicated stewards to help us run the world’s largest philosophy and music festival - HowTheLightGetsIn. If you would like the opportunity to hear some of the world’s leading thinkers, plus access to incredible live music, then we want to hear from you. In return for their shifts, stewards get a festival pass which gets them access to all the festival’s incredible debates and events. Although we can’t provide food for staff, all stewards get a jammy discount at the festival eateries along with a free camping pace on the festival campsite.

Sports Therapist

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Would you like an opportunity to work with alongside sports therapy/physiotherapy and sports science students in a MDT team based at New River and on match days’ This is a great opportunity for those interested in sports therapy.

Cycling Seigneur

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Would you like an opportunity to work with cyclists as a racing Soigneur, and work alongside sports therapy/physiotherapy and sports science students in a cycling team? Then this is the opportunity for you!

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