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Befriender

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Do you want to make a difference? FCV Dorcas Befriending Project exits to assist and befriend older or disabled adults living in the Central and South areas of Islington. As an FCV volunteer you can play an essential role in the lives of isolated, elderly individuals. Here are just a few examples of the work you could do:

Skills for Work Advisor

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Are you passionate about making the labour market fair for all? Would you like to help prevent exploitation in the workplace? Are you a Spanish and English speaker? If yes, then, this volunteer role might be for you!

Health Workshop Leader (culture, arts & wellness)

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Do you have a good level of Spanish or Portuguese and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Kings College Hospital Motor Neurone Disease Clinic Volunteer

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Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. We need a volunteer to support, provide a warm welcome and provide information to patients visiting the MND Clinic at Kings College Hospital.

Information Ambassador Volunteer – South East

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You will be delivering information stands as part of the Hear to Inform and Connect project. This exciting project is expanding our information services for older and isolated people with hearing loss. We are also working with local organisations and community groups to help make their services more accessible and inclusive for older people with hearing loss.

Outreach Support Volunteer (OSV)

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Betknowmore UK is a gambling support service based in Islington. We provide 1:1 outreach and counselling support, workshops and community information and awareness campaigns addressing problem gambling and addiction.

Volunteers are required to help support our outreach services and community events. For suitable candidates, there may also be the opportunity to provide 1:1 mentoring/befriending to clients presenting with gambling issues. Volunteers would receive full support and training.

Communication Support Volunteer

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Do you have strong communication skills’ Do you like working with people? Are you training as a therapist?

Come and meet our peer leaders and peer led groups who meet within the Blackfriars area of London. It is a great opportunity to meet people with acquired communication disability and to learn what it is to live with disability. You will acquire insight into group facilitation and huge experience in meetings a wide range of individuals and practicing your supported communication skills.

English Group Teacher

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Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge of the English language with newly settled communities in London? Do you have a TELF/CELTA qualification or are studying to achieve one? If yes, then, this volunteer role might be for you!

Play and Chat Volunteer – Bromley / Chigwell

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During afternoons of diagnostic assessments, parents/carers are given feedback and a possible diagnosis of child/young person. Whilst our clinicians spend time with the parents/carers the child/young person (CYP) is left alone to play – we need to make sure that the child/young person is happy and safe.

This is an important role, as well as spending time talking and/ or playing with a CYP, parents will be relaxed knowing that their CYP is being looked after during this time.

Event Speaker Volunteer

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If you are looking for experience in public speaking, have great links to your local community and care about our cause, keep on reading!

Action on Hearing Loss is a charity that works to create a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Session Cycling Volunteer

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Working as a session cycling volunteer for Wheels for Wellbeing, an inclusive cycling charity, is a great way to support people with disabilities who come to our inclusive cycling sessions.

As a volunteer you’ll have a chance to see the whole fleet of our adopted cycles for people with different disabilities. You’ll learn basic bike mechanics and adapting bikes for different needs. You’ll also be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and work in a vibrant environment of avid cyclists.

Workshop volunteer or Local Lead

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Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. Children are trained through volunteer-led interactive workshops to become eye health champions and inform adults in their communities about eye health and the benefits of regular eye tests. We are looking for volunteers to conduct one-hour workshops with children aged 8 – 12 years old in schools and after-school clubs.

Residential Camp - Volunteers

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Are you interested in helping at residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges’ We offer them and their families a week of experiences that are memorable, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound and we need a superb group of volunteers to make the magic happen. We have a variety of exciting camp roles available. These include: Activity Leader, Team Mate, Camp Recorder (Photographer), Safeguarding Officer & Clinical Volunteer.

Association Visitor

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Association Visitor

The role of Association Visitor is a highly rewarding one with many opportunities for developing your own skills and knowledge, whilst being part of a team. Professional qualifications or personal experience of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are not necessary; however, empathy with people affected by MND is essential.

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Summer Holidays Volunteer Helper

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Help with our residental holidays for people with learning disabilities run entirely by volunteers! Have the oppportunity to act as a carer to an allocated guest providing them with 1 to 1 support and engage them in activities. Our guest have varying levels of needs, but one thing in common, your commitment to their holiday– it is a very special thing. They look forward to the holidays all year and often volunteers have as good a time as they do!

Social Media Volunteer

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Do you have an advanced level of Spanish or Portuguese and English, a passion for social media and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Employment Support Volunteer

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Do you have experience of the world of work? Would you like to help disabled people launch their careers’ Join our team as an Employment Support Volunteer and support with CV writing, confidence building and employer engagement

Social Volunteer

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Revitalise is a national charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers. Our guests always tell us that a big part of what makes their holiday so special are the volunteers!

Our Social Volunteers provide companionship and support to our guests; chatting with them at meal times, making teas or coffees, accompanying them on daily excursions to local sites and enjoying the evening entertainment with them.

Internal Communications Volunteer

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We are looking for a volunteer with an interest in communications to join our team. Within internal communications, you can use a wide variety of communication disciplines for a small and receptive audience. Not only will you develop marketing, journalism and website management skills, but you will learn how to apply these to increase employee engagement.

Trusts Officer

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Stoll is both a housing association and a charity and for almost 100 years, we have provided homes and support services for vulnerable Veterans (ex-Armed Forces personnel). We have four housing schemes in London and our office is based at our largest scheme, Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, in the Fulham Road Apart from providing housing, we also provide support services, to ensure that Veterans are equipped to live independently.

Events Volunteer for people with sight loss

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Do you want to help people? Do you have a few hours to spare each month to support blind and partially sighted people in London?

Become an events volunteer for TPT and join us on a range of interesting and unique activities adapted for visually impaired people. Volunteers are needed to meet, guide, audio describe and participate in activities such as touch tours of museums, audio-described performances, walks, sports and much more. Activities take place across London but mainly in East, South East and Central.

English Teacher (one-to-one)

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Do you have an excellent level of written English and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Skin Camouflage Team Support Volunteer

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Many people with a visible difference struggle with low self-esteem and negative reactions from others. We offer a Skin Camouflage Service as a tool to reduce the impact of some visible differences, and give clients support in everyday life. It’s delivered by trained volunteers around the country and an admin team in London.

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