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United Way UK

United Way UK was established in 2014 as a national charity with the aim of providing support to local communities to ensure every family and every individual can reach their full potential through good education, financial stability, and healthy lives.

We encourage people and organisations to support the local communities in which they live, work, and raise their children, through recognising each community’s specific needs, resources and expertise.

Driven by global vision with local focus, we bring together community needs and corporate goals, developing and delivering projects that have a positive direct and wider impact, reducing inequalities.

Application deadline: 

Join us in making a difference to children and families in need throughout the UK! Project Support Volunteers will be assisting our team in various ways including programme support, relationships development, and fundraising. We are a small, friendly team that welcomes volunteers, and supports them to develop and build new skills.

Role Aim: 

United Way Worldwide is a global movement that improves lives by mobilising the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. As part of United Way Worldwide, United Way UK was established in 2014 as a national charity with the aim of providing support to local communities. We are a small, friendly team that welcomes volunteers, and supports them to develop and build new skills.

Duties: 

This is a varied role. We will take into account your interests, skills, and length of time that you available to volunteer with us. You could do one, or all, of the following activities:

• Provide project support for our major programmes such as our Reading Oasis, Give Local, and Corporate Volunteering programmes

• Research and compile information related to our programmes and local community needs

• Support in communicating programme success through assisting in the preparation of case studies, research papers, blog posts, and news articles

• Support fundraising activities through event management, grant applications, and relationship management

• Research and implement new ways to help raise awareness of our work and develop new partnerships

• Contribute to creation of social media posts.

• Other duties as directed

• Bring your ideas and enthusiasm to volunteering

Skills needed: 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

• Team player

• Excellent organisational skills

• Reliable and professional demeanour

• Familiarity with Microsoft Excel a plus

• An ability to use your own initiative and to work unsupervised

Training: 

Students will receive an onboarding presentation and training given on site by paid UW staff

Location: 
41 Brunswick Square, London, W1CN 1AZ
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
This is a flexible role and the times can match your schedule. We would ideally like for volunteers to be able to commit a minimum of 2 hours a week.

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here