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This week’s top 5 volunteer opportunities

 

The Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership (EMDP) Exercise move dance in London
Where: Various locations
When: Ongoing
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any DotDotDot Guardians involved: No

Join the Exercise Move Dance team at events across London this summer! They are looking for Exercise Move Dance Champions to volunteer at events and help get more people exercising, moving and dancing! There will be opportunities for you to join in the dance classes and have a wander round the rest of the activities taking place on the day. These events are going to be serious fun so sign up soon to guarantee a spot. For more information and how to apply for this role follow this link.

Significant seams
Where: 131 Wood Street London E17 3LX
When: Ongoing
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any DotDotDot Guardians involved: No

This is a great opportunity for a volunteer to support some key administration tasks and support for the director of this organisation. They need someone to help with filing, recording volunteer hours and keeping various forms and documents in stock, as well as correspondence and making posts to social media. This is a crucial role for the team – in just a few hours a week you could make a real difference to the day to day functioning of this office. For more information and how to apply for this role follow this link.

SpotlightSpotlight 2
Where:  30 Hay Currie Street London E14 6GN
When: Ongoing
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any DotDotDot Guardians involved: No

This volunteer role gives you the chance to support the Youth Work team with the overall running of Breakfast Club at Spotlight; maintaining a fun, welcoming, caring and safe environment. They are looking for motivated, energetic and enthusiastic volunteers. You will have excellent listening skills and the ability to empathise. As you will build relationships with young people, it is important that you are reliable and ideally you will be able to volunteer for at least two mornings per week for the first four weeks of summer. For more information and how to apply for this role follow this link.

Action on Hearing LossAction on hearing loss
Where:  Bridge Street London SW1A 2JR
When: 21st of July
Commitment Level:  Low
Any DotDotDot Guardians involved: No

Action on Hearing Loss are holding an event on Tuesday the 21st July at Westminster tube station. They need people for two hours or more, choose a time to suit you. This collection is essential for fundraising to support  vital work that includes medical research into hearing loss and tinnitus.  Help them to improve options available for those living with permanent hearing loss. This collection is essential for fundraising to support the vital work that includes medical research into hearing loss and tinnitus. For more information and how to apply for this role follow this link.


Westway CTCapture
Where:  240 Acklam Road London W10 5YG
When: Ongoing
Commitment Level:  Moderate
Any DotDotDot Guardians involved: No

As a Community Car Scheme volunteer your specific role will be to drive their members around to activities and classes, visit friends and family and attend appointments or just generally go about their everyday business. In return Westway CT will provide you with specific training as relevant and required by the volunteering role you take on, out-of-pocket expenses are paid. As a volunteer driver you will need to be at least 21 years old and have held a full clean driving licence for a minimum of 1 year. You can either drive one of their vehicles or your own, if preferred. Hours are extremely flexible – from just an hour whenever you have availability, to driving a regular full day every week if you wish. The choice is yours!  For more information and how to apply for this role follow this link.

Free things to do

Getting somewhere nice to live Tuesday 30th June – 5.00 – 7.30 Pie in the Sky Café, with refreshments

  • The housing situation in East London, some thoughts about solutions – a brief overview from the UCL students
  • East London Community Land Trust – Andy Schofield

Andy will discuss how Community Land Trusts can provide a way for those on low to medium incomes to buy their own homes, through securing community owned land to build housing on. A group of local people have formed the East London Community Land Trust, and have secured two sites and are building housing on them, one is the site of the St Clements Hospital near Mile End, the other on the Olympic Park.  Andy will discuss how you can become involved in the East London Community Land Trust.

  • Small Group Housing Developments – Peter Morris

Peter Morris is an architect who is developing housing projects in which groups of people come together to buy small parcels of land, capable of developing 10-20 housing units on, that, together they develop and build their homes on at considerably less cost than buying conventionally. Peter is securing considerable interest from social investment organisations to start the first developments in this exciting new model of housing development and would like to meet people who are interested in developing a housing project to develop their own homes.

Both the models above are aimed at supporting those on low to medium incomes being able to secure stable housing.

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