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Little Village
We are London’s biggest Baby Bank, helping over 7000 children per year. With love, we collect donations of pre-loved items to share with children living in poverty.Volunteers are at the heart of Little Village and essential to everything we do.  From supporting families face to face or on the ‘phone to sorting donations or delivering gifts.

Our Pick and Pack team are based in one of our lively baby banks. Together we sort, check, and prepare pre-loved items for children. Volunteers create high-quality bundles of toys, clothes, and equipment to gift to families.

  • Get to know each child using details we provide to select items they’ll love
  • Create beautiful packages of clothes, toys and books with love and care
  • Check donated pre-loved items, so that they are all of gift quality
  • Organise checked items by gender, age, and type
  • Make smaller gift packs e.g., underwear, socks, bibs and linen
  • Safety check and clean buggies and cots, when needed
  • Greet and thank people arriving with donations of pre-loved items
  • Help loading and unloading gifts and stock for delivery
  • Act in a non-judgmental, inclusive and loving way
Who will the volunteers be working with?
A range of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and staff members who support.
Full induction and training is provided and ongoing training opportunities (in person and online) are offered.

Time commitment

We ask for a minimum commitment of one session per fortnight. We have daytime, evening and Saturday shifts available throughout the week. Most volunteering shifts are around 3-4 hours long.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.