This week’s top five micro-volunteering opportunities

April 15, 2016

1.Motor Neurone Disease Association 

mndaComplete a SnapAction to help raise awareness of motor neurone disease (MND) on social media.

Share their infographic  on Facebook or re-tweet on Twitter. Don’t forget to include the hashtags #SnapAction and #MND

For more information, click here.

2.Johnson and Johnson 

johnson and johnsonYou take a photo, they make it a way to do good.

For every photo you share through Donate a Photo, Johnson and Johnson gives $1 to a cause you want to help.

To find out more, click here.

3.Casserole Club

casseroleCasserole Club volunteers share extra portions of home-cooked food with people in their area who aren’t always able to cook for themselves. They share once a week, once a month, or whenever works best for them.

To find out more, see here.

4.CharityPush

charitypushCharityPush is a portal of free to install apps and games. Download the apps you want and for every one CharityPush donate money to various partner charities.

For more information, see here.

5.Postcard Happiness

postcardhappinessSend postcards to others who could benefit from a posted note or a message.

To join in, click here.

 

 

This week’s top 5 volunteer opportunities

January 23, 2015

Top 5 London (2)
1. Centrepoint need a Gardener, Admin person and IT Tutor
When: Ongoingcentrepoint1
Where: Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, E1 8DZ

80,000 young people experience homelessness every year. Centrepoint gives homeless young people a future, supporting them through housing, education and training. Visit centrepoint.co.uk for more information on their volunteering opportunities.

2. Kith and Kids volunteering opportunities
When: Training starts on 29th Jan 2015
Where: The Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London. N17 8DXKith and Kids

Kith and Kids need volunteers to support young adults with autism and/or mild learning disabilities to develop employment and life skills on fun daytime sessions in North London.

No experience needed, just enthusiasm and energy! Training, support & travel expenses are offered.  Call Rich on 0208 801 7432, email rich@kithandkids.org.uk or visit their website for further information.

3. Volunteer with The Remakery
When: Apply by 31st January 2015
Where: LambethThe remakery

Interested in writing newsletters, designing flyers, social media, organising and advertising events? Be part of launching an incredible space for their community.

The Remakery is a cooperative run fully by volunteers. They are working towards launching a hub for enterprise, training and community projects centred on the re-use of waste materials.

They want to create accessible opportunities for disadvantaged, low-income residents and ultimately contribute to Lambeth Council’s aim of reducing waste destined for landfill. They’re looking for a volunteer who can support on communication, events and/or marketing.

Interested? Contact Angela Rouse on angela@remakery.org. To apply, simply email Angela a letter outlining your interest and skills by 31 January 2015. Check out their website for more information.

4. Volunteer for Relate
When: Ongoing
Where: Across LondonRelate

Relate offer counselling and support for all relationships.  Relate Centres are looking for people with time to spare to help with:

  • working in a Relate charity shop
  • volunteering as a receptionist or administrator
  • offering expert support to a Relate Centre e.g. IT support.

Interested?  Contact your nearest Relate Centre at relate.org.uk to find opportunities.

5. S.P.I.D. Theatre Company needs volunteers
When: Tuesdays
Where: Ladbroke Grove

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S.P.I.D is an award winning professional theatre using site specific theatre to engage people within neglected environments. They are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support:

  • workshop facilitators when leading sessions at
  • backstage on performances
  • office administration and marketing.

Develop your communication and facilitation skills, work alongside professional theatre makers and learn how to deliver theatre games and exercises.

No previous experience is necessary, but an interest in theatre and a motivation to empower and inspire young people is a must. Apply at voluntarywork.org.uk today.

Get involved:

Top 5 Volunteer Opportunities

November 21, 2014

Top 5 London (2)

1. Rescue4Children
Where: 53 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 8ELrescue for children
When: Ongoing

The team at Rescue4Children are running an urgent humanitarian aid appeal for displaced families in Kurdistan-Iraq. They’re looking for volunteers to help pack items in their London office for the next consignment in December.

Just a few hours of your time can have a massive impact to support the children and their families living in the refugee camps.

Contact them on 020 7923 2338 or elif@rescue4children.org to get involved.

2. Tanzania Development Trust: IT website & social media volunteer
Where: Hackney
When: Apply by 11th DecemberTanzania Development trust

Enthusiastic about IT and Social Media? Looking for a flexible volunteer role and a chance to make a real difference?

Tanzania Development Trust is a small volunteer run charity supporting grass roots agriculture, education, health and water projects in Tanzania. There’s no office, so you can volunteer from home or remotely, and they require at least 4 hours commitment a week.

To find out more contact Janet at j.chapman@tanzdevtrust.org.

3.Volunteers needed for Fair Christmas Fayre
Where: Salvation Army Regent Hall, Oxford StreetSalvation Army When: Saturday 29th November

Volunteers are needed for London’s biggest ethical Christmas market to help with setting up, packing away and promoting the event. They’re also looking for any musicians or performers who might like to get involved!

Interested? Contact Renee on reneeberkhout@googlemail.com.
You can also help by joining the event on Facebook and invite your friends to spread the word

4. Forest Recycling Project
Where: Walthamstow/ Leytonstone
Forest Recycling ProjectWhen: Ongoing

Based in Walthamstow and Leytonstone, Forest Recycling Project delivers practical community-based projects to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. They are currently looking for:

  • Paint Warehouse volunteers
  • Paint shop retail volunteers
  • Events Volunteers

For more information and to apply visit their website.

5. Action Acton volunteers needed
Where: Actonaction acon
When: Ongoing

Action Acton is a leading provider of community, economic and business initiatives in West London. Their programmes range from employment support sessions to IT classes and ESOL courses.

Their courses are designed to support people in to work, and they’re  looking for volunteers who could help through supporting job searches, CV writing and Interview skills support.

To express an interest and find out more complete their online form.

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