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  • QMSU Give Volunteering a Go logo

    Haven House Children's Hospice Sparkle Walk

    QMSU Give Volunteering a Go

    This opportunity takes place on 17 May 2024 Closing date for applications is 13 May.

    This is an opportunity to be part of Haven House Children's Hospice's biggest community event of the year, supporting over 200 women as they turn the streets pink for Haven House.This is a 10K walk starting and ending at the Cuckfield in Wanstead. Haven House are looking for volunteers to help marshal the route and support their walkers on route.If you can spare a few hours from 5 - 8pm to volunteer that would be amazing.

    • Time CommitmentQMSU Give Volunteering a Go
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Leadership
    • Positive attributes
  • Ragged School Museum logo

    Front of House Volunteer

    Ragged School Museum

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    We are looking for volunteers to support the Ragged School Museum on Front of House. You will - welcome visitors - take admissions and payments in the shop- maintain order and standards of appearance in the Museum - gather feedback from visitors

    The Ragged School Museum is an independent museum in East London housed in unique canal-side warehouses. It was London’s largest Ragged School, a free school set up by philanthropist Dr Thomas Barnardo in 1877. Today, the museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions, a shop and café/restaurant. We run a lively schools education programme, family holiday activities and adult visits and events which aims to engage children and adults alongside wider themes of social action and the fight for universal free education.

    • LocationEast London
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseArts, Media & Culture
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Problem solving
    • Positive attributes
  • Ragged School Museum logo

    Learning Volunteer

    Ragged School Museum

    This opportunity takes place between 05 Feb 2024 and 26 Jul 2024

    Supporting museum staff with welcoming schools and delivering group sessions for primary schools.

    This role is open to anyone interested in strengthening their communication skills. It is particularly relevant to people interested in working within education and the cultural and heritage sectors. 

    Duties will include:

    • Welcoming school groups 
    • Guiding pupils and teachers around the building
    • Delivering object-handling sessions
    • Leading sessions, as appropriate
    • Ensuring SEND, gender issues and religious sensitivities are looked after throughout visits
    • Monitoring the lunchroom
    • Looking after equipment 

    • LocationEast London, Tower Hamlets
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseHealth, Environment, Arts, Media & Culture
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive attributes
  • Haven House Children's Hospice logo

    Gardening

    Haven House Children's Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The hospice is set in a 24-acre estate, of which 4 acres are gardens. The grounds are taken care of by a small number of volunteers and they form a fundamental part of the hospice facilities that our children and families can enjoy. Volunteers also assist with our corporate gardening days.

    Core responsibilities


    The primary tasks include:
    •Your role will be to assist in all aspects of gardening including weeding, planting bulbs, herbaceous plants, and shrubs; pruning; edging lawns; digging/forking over soil and adding compost as required; sweeping up and general tidying , including the paved areas, driveway and car parks.
    •Tools and equipment are to be cleaned as necessary and returned to their designated area when tasks are completed or at the end of the day. 
    •Volunteers will not be asked to use power tools unless specifically qualified and authorised to do so.
    •Appropriate disposal of garden waste in the designated areas.
    •To water plants - especially hanging baskets and boxes (water hose connections are situated around the building)
    •To bring any construction / maintenance issues to the attention of the Facilities Manager.
    •From time to time, to assist the facilities team with tasks where extra pairs of hands are needed, such as receiving deliveries, laying paths etc.
    •Volunteer alongside some of the corporate teams that garden for us on one off days. These normally take place on a Tuesday or Thursday from 9am – 4pm. 

    • LocationEast London
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseEnvironment
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Positive attributes
  • Haven House Children's Hospice logo

    Retail Assistant

    Haven House Children's Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Our retail shop plays a vital role in raising funds and awareness for our cause. As a shop volunteer you are among the most visible faces of the charity and contribute hugely to how the public perceive us and the work we do. The purpose of the role is to assist in the day to day running of our charity shop(s) to maximise sales and profitability.

    Core responsibilities

    To greet, assist and serve customers, providing a service of the highest standard, as well as being polite and courteous.

    To assist with processing stock, including sorting, steaming, pricing, hanging of donated items and the effective display of items presented for sale

    To be involved with the till operation and the handling of cash (although this is not a necessary requirement). 

    Help keep the shop looking clean and tidy.

    Dust the bric a brac and clean the shelves.

    Locations 

    We have shops located in Chingford Mount and North, Crouch End, Leytonstone, Loughton, Epping and Romford. 

    Skills/qualifications

    Full training is offered so no specific skills and experience are required, however experience in retail is always useful.

    The following skills would be beneficial:

    • Good communication and customer care service skills are essential to fulfil this role.
    • Being able to work as part of a team environment and with the general public is essential
    • Being flexible
    • A willingness to learn on the job
    • A hands-on approach
    • Reliable and committed

    Some parts of the role do involve being on your feet and moving stock, so this role may not suitable for people with injuries or mobility difficulties.

    • LocationNorth London, East London
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseHealth
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Positive attributes
  • Haven House Children's Hospice logo

    Buddies

    Haven House Children's Hospice

    This opportunity takes place between 19 Mar 2024 and 21 Jul 2025

    We provide regular support groups and activity sessions for siblings to meet other brothers and sisters of children with life-limiting illnesses or those who have experienced bereavement. The service is hosted in a variety of settings including our Buddies hut in the grounds or trips off site.

    The groups are often divided between juniors (aged 5-11) and teens (12-18). For both groups it is an opportunity to have fun together and enjoy activities and outings.

    Brothers and sisters of a child who uses or has used our services are eligible to receive sibling support from the Buddies group.

    We require volunteers to come and assist at these activities, working alongside our buddies’ co-ordinator. Much of the role involves taking care of the needs of the children while they are at an event and also joining in and assisting with the activity.

    Staff are always on had these events to provide any emotional support to any young people who may need this on the day.

    Core responsibilities

    The responsibilities for each event will differ slightly depending on what event/activity is taking place.

    •           Assisting the buddies co-ordinator with the overall running of the buddies’ events.

    These responsibilities include:

    • Helping to set up the event
    • Registering and welcoming buddies on arrival and taking any necessary forms
    • Collating evaluation forms and clearing up after events
    • Helping with mealtimes and other buddies’ needs
    • Participating and assisting in the event itself

    • LocationEast London
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseHealth, Hardships
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Positive attributes
  • Haven House Children's Hospice logo

    Events Volunteer - Haven House Champion

    Haven House Children's Hospice

    This opportunity takes place between 12 Feb 2024 and 12 Feb 2025

    We have many fundraising events throughout the year both at the hospice and in the local area. Helping out could be assisting at one of these events, helping us with the event administration or attending an event to say a few words on behalf of Haven House.

    • LocationNorth London, Central London
    • Time CommitmentOne-Off, Regular
    • CauseHealth
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving
    • Numeracy skills
  • Action Tutoring logo

    Volunteer maths or English tutors

    Action Tutoring

    This opportunity takes place between 16 Jun 2023 and 01 Aug 2024

    Education in this country isn’t fair. If you are from a poorer socio-economic background, you are less likely to achieve academically than your peers. As an English or maths tutor, you will choose one of our partner schools and work with 1-3 pupils for an hour a week, across the course 10-20 weeks. Sessions are either delivered on the school premises or online, at the same time each week. You can choose to support children preparing for their SATs (ages 9-11) or GCSEs (ages 14-16). We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions. A DBS check and travel expenses up to £5 per session.

    Face-to-face opportunities are available in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Southport, Wirral, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, London and Sussex. You can tutor online from anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. Please note we do not currently accept tutors who live outside the UK. 


    Volunteering for just one hour per week is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people. You will be directly supporting them to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, all while developing your own experience!


    Apply here today - https://actiontutoring.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/


    Skills required


    We look for volunteers who have or are studying for a degree (in any subject) and have a B grade (or above) at A Level (or equivalent) in the subject they wish to tutor. 


    If your qualifications do not match these requirements, we still encourage you to apply and we would love to hear about any other qualifications/training/work experience related to the role. Once we review your answers, we may then arrange a call with you to find out more. We take all previous experience into consideration, so please include anything you think might be relevant.


    You need to be a fluent English speaker, and enthusiasm for the subject you’re tutoring is important. Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential. You’ll need good communication skills, patience, commitment and resilience. 
     

    • LocationNorth London, South London, West London, Central London, Tower Hamlets
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseEducation & Mentoring
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving
    • Reflection
    • Numeracy skills
    • Positive attributes
  • Resources for Autism logo

    Befriender!

    Resources for Autism

    This opportunity takes place between 13 Feb 2024 and 20 Dec 2024 Closing date for applications is 20 Dec.

    We need volunteers to provide a supportive and positive relationship to autistic young people to help them learn new skills, feel less isolated, work towards goals and access their local community.Giving one-to-one support to an autistic person. This support may include having fun and exploring new interests, engaging in practical activities at the service user’s home and/or in their community, and supporting the development of confidence, self-esteem, and life skills.

    What difference will you make?

    This is a very rewarding role and a great opportunity to make a real positive difference. As well as supporting young autistic people, you will be learning and developing new skills and meeting people from diverse backgrounds.

    What additional skills or experience you should have:

    Previous experience of working with people with additional needs is not required. We are, however, looking for the following qualities and skills:

    1. Reliability
    2. Resilience
    3. Enthusiasm
    4. A creative approach to ideas for practical activities and solving problems
    5. A non-judgmental approach
    6. Effective communication skills
    7. A professional approach to volunteering
    8. Confidence in working with new people and situations

    What training will we provide for you?

    All our volunteers receive induction training, ongoing support, opportunities for further development, and references.

    Our induction training covers autism awareness, safeguarding, communication & play and preparing for your role.

    What you will get out of volunteering for us:

    There are opportunities for volunteers to develop a range of skills including interpersonal communication, problem solving, planning, and listening skills.

    Location: Locations around London, especially Barnet and Brent

    Age limit: Volunteers between 18 and 80

    Hours per week: Between 2 and 10 hours

    Availability: Regular

    Available days/times: afternoons and weekends.

     

    • LocationNorth London, East London, South London, West London, Central London
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseHealth, Education & Mentoring, Arts, Media & Culture, Sports
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive attributes
  • Resources for Autism logo

    Mentor !

    Resources for Autism

    This opportunity takes place between 13 Feb 2024 and 20 Dec 2024 Closing date for applications is 20 Dec.

    We need mentors to provide a supportive and positive relationship to autistic young people to help them learn new skills, feel less isolated, work towards goals and access their local community.Giving one-to-one support to an autistic person. This support may include having fun and exploring new interests, engaging in practical activities at the service user’s home and/or in their community, and supporting the development of confidence, self-esteem, and life skills.

    Mentors are needed to provide a supportive relationship and help an autistic young person by building confidence and new skills, reducing isolation, and accessing their local community through participation in activities together.

    Previous experience of working with people with additional needs is not required. We are looking for the following qualities and skills:

    1. Reliability and Resilience
    2. Enthusiasm and a creative approach to solving problem and ideas for practical activities.
    3. A non–judgmental approach in working with others
    4. Effective Communication skills and a professional approach to volunteering
    5. Confidence in working with new people and situations

    You will need to be 18 when you start your mentoring.

    All our volunteers receive induction training, ongoing training and support, and opportunities for further development and references.

    This is a very rewarding role and a great opportunity to make a real positive difference.

    As well as supporting young autistic people, you will be learning and developing new skills and meeting people from diverse backgrounds.

    Location: Locations across London!

    Age limit: Volunteers between 18 and 80

    Hours per week: Between 2 and 10 hours

    Availability: Regular

    Available days/times: afternoons and weekends. 

    • LocationNorth London, East London, South London, Central London
    • Time CommitmentRegular
    • CauseHealth, Education & Mentoring, Arts, Media & Culture, Sports
    • Communication
    • Team work
    • Planning / organisation
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem solving
    • Reflection
    • Positive attributes
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