Summer Volunteering

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Here are some flexible, short-term and worthwhile volunteering opportunities to keep you occupied during exam season and over the summer holidays.

These are just our top picks. More opportunities can be found here.


Wild East Discovery Volunteer - City of London Open Spaces

City of London Open Spaces manage well-known areas of natural open space, including Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath, for public recreation and health. Volunteers are need to support the Open Spaces Learning Team to champion green spaces in East London and connect more local people with them. You’ll help people to discover the history and wildlife of Wanstead Flats and West Ham Park through conversation and activities and the fab Wild East tricycles!

More info here

Holiday Volunteers - Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. Are you looking for a holiday experience where you get to try new things, meet new people and help others do the same? Then get involved in one of the Sense Holidays for children, young people and adults with sensory impairments and other complex needs.

More info here

Bow Foodbank

Help out sorting or distributing food, or befriending clients, at our local Foodbank. For more information visit the Bow Foodbank Volunteering Group webpage.

Media Volunteering Opportunities - Expressions with Art

Expressions with Art is an art organisation for adults with mental health issues both in the past and present. They are seeking volunteers to contribute with advertising, marketing, journalism or photography to capture stories and events to highlight the achievements and benefits of the project.

More info here

Children's Holiday Volunteer - Sickle Cell Society 

The Sickle Cell Society is the only charity in the UK that supports and represents people affected by sickle cell disease to improve their overall quality of life. They are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated volunteers to help us on their annual children's holiday for 8-16 year olds living with Sickle Cell Disorder. 

More info here


Humanitarian Aid charity with various opportunities in Waltham Forest:

Shop Team Member: Lend a helping hand in the charity shop. 4 hours/week.

Oxfam Books: Manage incoming book donations, prepare books for pricing, and research unusual books for the charity shop. 4 hours/week.

Walthamstow Online: Build online business, access new market places, and help Oxfam make the best profit on donated items. 4 hours/week.

CCHF All About Kids- Residential Activity Break Volunteer

CCHF All About Kids runs Activity Breaks for disadvantaged children mainly from London (aged 7-11). Volunteers motivate children to engage with camp activities, which take place on weekend weekend and/or five night residential camps throughout the year.

More info here.  


International Volunteering

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