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This Week’s Top 5 Volunteering Opportunities


Top 5 London (2)

1.Digital Skills Volunteer – Share  Share
Where: Share Community, 64 Altenburg Gardens, Battersea, SW11 1JL
When: Ongoing, Classes run Monday – Thursdays from 10am – 4pm
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
Share provides training and employment support for disabled people. Some of their students have a learning disability; some may have physical disabilities, ill mental health or autism. Share focuses on what people can do rather than what they cannot and they need a volunteer to help run workshops where these students can learn how to make the most out of their technology. The volunteer will be working in a friendly and relaxed environment with support from the Digital Skills trainer and other volunteers. If you have a passion for technology and can show people what exciting opportunities it can provide then find out more about the role here.

2.Guide in the Hide – London Wetland Centre  WWT
Where: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
When: Ongoing, Monday to Sunday
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
The London Wetland Centre offers visitors an opportunity to get closer to the wetland wildlife through a range of tailored bird hides, aimed at visitors of all levels of experience. The WWT believe the best way for people to understand and connect to the wetlands is to experience them, so they bring awe- inspiring nature close up and let it do the talking. A Guide in the Hide volunteer will be contributing to this aspect of their work by providing a warm and friendly welcome to visitors of all ages and backgrounds, pointing out birds of key interest, offering identification tips and helping them to use bird watching optical equipment and educational resources. it is a great opportunity for anyone who has a keen interest in birds or loves being outdoors. Find out more here.

3.Dance Promoter – International Women’s Day – Exercise, Move, Dance in London  EMD
Where: Timber Lodge Cafe, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 1EJ
When: March 8th 2015
Commitment Level: Low
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
Zumba, FitSteps and Bollywood dancing as well as other sports activities will be running on Sunday the 8th of March at the Olympic Park for International Women’s Day. Become a champion whatever your age, gender, fitness or experience, if you are inspired by getting more people doing exercise, movement and dance then come and drive the campaign. Volunteers are there to have fun and inspire others to have fun too. The role will include motivating people to join the free dance classes, chatting to people about dance sessions that are running all over London and taking down some details from people so that they can #JoinTheMovement. Have a look here for more information.

4.Cheerful Receptionists – Volunteer Centre, Kensington and Chelsea  
Where: Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5AA
When: Ongoing, 2 days a week, Monday to Thursdays. 
Commitment Level: High
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
The Volunteer Centre, Kensington and Chelsea are looking for receptionists that will be a key part of the team. The volunteers will need to make all visitors and telephone callers feel welcome and keep the reception up and running. The volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea is an independent charity and a central hub for volunteering in the local community as well as a champion in promoting volunteering opportunities. They believe in everyone’s ability to be an effective volunteer and that every volunteer’s contribution of time, skills and knowledge is of great value to the local community, If this sounds like somewhere you would like to volunteer then see here.

5.Serve Coffee and Cupcakes for Elderly Residents – Age UK  Jenius  
Where:  Jenius Social, London, N7 8GR
When: March 17th 1-3pm
Commitment Level: Low
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
Here To Islington are looking for volunteers to help on the 17th of March to help serve coffee and cakes for a couple of hours to Age UK members in Islington at the Jenius Social. It will be a great opportunity to meet some of Islington’s elderly residents and here their stories. See here for more information.