This week’s top 5 volunteering opportunities

Top 5 London (2)

1.Veg volunteers needed at Organiclea
Where: Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery – 115 Hawkwood Crescent, London E4 7UH.
When: See below – various dates throughout Feb and March. 
Commitment Level: Varies
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No

Organiclea is a workers’ cooperative growing food on London’s edge in the Lea Valley​.​  They are looking for several different kinds of volunteers.  ​They hold volunteer days at Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery on the last Sunday of each month 12pm – 4pm. Just show up and join in.

Regular volunteer days at Hawkwood are Wednesdays and Fridays 11am-4pm, and Tuesday afternoons 1.30-4pm.  New volunteers are asked to join a volunteer induction, these usually take place on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Friday of every month.

Volunteer induction dates for Spring 2015 are:

Friday 20 February, Wednesday 4 March and Friday 20 March. All inductions start at 11am.  I​f you’d like to volunteer with​ Organiclea  please email chris​ or call 020 8524 4994.​

2.RNLI needs a Volunteer Fundraising Administrator
Where: Mostly home based, but travel to meetings in central London.
When: Closing date for applications is 22 Feb 2015.
Commitment Level: High
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? Yes
RNLI is looking for a motivated individual who would like to join the RNLI as a Volunteer Fundraising Administrator for our Central London Committee.   This is a fantastic volunteer opportunity for someone who is interested in building a career in fundraising, volunteer management or events management.  This role will be home based although travel to committee meetings, events and ad-hoc meetings with the treasurer may be necessary.

If you are interested in this opportunity please get in touch.  You can apply online at or call 0776 700 8320 for more details.

​3.Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS)
Where: Central London
When: Varies
Commitment Level: Varies
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
The Prisoners’ Advice Service is the only independent registered charity offering free legal advice and support to adult prisoners in England and Wales.  They do​ this through their telephone advice line, letters clinic and legal outreach sessions, as well as providing information within the sector.
​They have ​several volunteer opportunities so do look at their website and you can find the application for there:

4.Tower of London learning and engagement volunteers
Where: Tower of London, Tower Bridge.​
When:​ Interviews on 3rd March – application to be submitted before then.​
Commitment Level:​ Flexible – but the hours are in school hours.​
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians involved?​ No 
​The Tower of London is looking for enthusiastic and friendly people to support the Learning & Engagement team​.​
The Learning & Engagement team there work with a range of audiences including primary and secondary pupils, GCSE and A Level students, families and adult learners.  For more information follow this link:
Link to application

5.SANE Services Volunteers
When: Ongoing – contact them for training intakes.
Where: Near Aldgate East tube station 
Level of Commitment: One 4-hour shift per week; including one weekend in four
Any other Dot Dot Dot guardians involved? No
Providing emotional support and information on one or more of the following services:
Helpline (telephone) SANEmail (email) Textcare
They have a rolling programme of recruitment and in depth ​training for this role.  They are also looking for the following volunteers.​

* Database Volunteers: Checking and updating information on the SANE Information Database (SID) which contains valuable information about mental health support services throughout the country.

* Volunteer Service Users/Carers: Using your own experience either as a mental health service user or a carer, you can support our training of SANE Services volunteers by sharing your vital lived experience.

​For more information follow this link​