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This week’s Top 5 London Volunteer Opportunities

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1. Bricks and Mortar Ball for the Darjeeling Children’s Trust

Where: The V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London. E2 9PA
When: Saturday 22nd November 7pm – 2am (but this could be flexible)


The Darjeeling Children’s Trust are holding a fundraising ball and are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers.  This small trust aims to break the cycle of poverty in the Darjeeling area by providing greater access to educational opportunities, sponsoring young adults through further education and building an orphanage to house 100 children.

There will be delicious Indian food for all volunteers! Contact Polly for more information at pollyomartin@gmail.com.


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2. Neighbours in Poplar

Where: Poplar E14

When: Ongoing

Neighbours in Poplar provide practical support and care to vulnerable people who are living at home, regardless of their faith, age, race, gender, culture, or disability.

They need support for a range of their services, including befriending, gardening, decorating, shopping for clients and office admin support also needed for the charity itself.

For more information visit their website.


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3. Tower Hamlets’ Adopt a Garden scheme

Where: Tower Hamlets

When: Ongoing

Know a small space you’d like to transform with flowers or shrubs? Is the space in a public place?Are you happy to maintain and re-plant the area?

Re-planting and regular maintenance of a neglected area is a positive step towards making your neighbourhood more attractive, tackling climate change, creating habitat for wildlife and reducing anti-social behaviour. Visit their website to find out more.



4. Cordwainers Garden Winter Garden Day

Where: Cordwainers Garden, Hackney, London E8 3RE

When: 7 December 2014

The Cordwainer’s Garden team need lots of green fingers to help to prepare for the winter season ahead. They’re looking for volunteers to help with planting apple trees and bulbs, fixing and sharpening tools, sorting the seed bank, painting and much more!



5. Kids Company

Where: London

When: Christmas day, and ongoing opportunities

Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

Christmas Day 2014

Kids Company will be holding a huge party in London for 4000 young people and their families with games, storytelling, a Santa’s grotto, food and presents. They also aim to support a further 12,000 in the community with desperately needed food and gift parcels.

They need volunteers to help with stewarding, arts and crafts, sports and games, therapy and relaxation, health and beauty and dinner hall duties.

All volunteers for Christmas Day will require a Kids Company DBS check. To register your interest please email christmasvolunteer@kidsco.org.uk.

Other opportunities with Kids Company

Kids company are always on the lookout for general volunteers throughout  the year. Find out more about different opportunities on their website.