This week’s top 5 volunteering opportunities

Top 5 London (2)


1. Big Lunch Extras  big lunch
When: On going
Where: Across the UK
Commitment level: Moderate/ High
Any other Dot Dot Dot guardians involved: No
Are you interested in being a local community champion and getting involved in the Big Lunch.  Big Lunch extras offers on-line support, regional events and funded places at one of their inspirational residential camps at the Eden project in Cornwall (If you fancy getting away from London for the weekend).  To apply to be involved follow this link:

2. Children’s Film Club Volunteers  individo
When: Ongoing, every Monday during term time. 
Where: Individio Media, De Beauvoir, Hackney
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians involved: No
The St Peter’s Film Club is a weekly, free, after school club in De Beauvoir, looking at the language of film. It runs from 3pm-6pm every Monday during term time with 7-13 year olds. The participants take part in all different aspects of film, from watching, writing reviews, making sets etc. They aim for the group to make a film by the end of this school year and are looking for volunteers to help with the weekly clubs. During school holidays it would be great if the 3 hours usually spent at film club could be used helping with things like: looking for professionals to come in and talk to the group, finding new activities, looking for suitable films to watch, recruiting new members etc. The film club is free, so that the financial situation of the children does not effect whether or not they can attend. This opportunity will be perfect for someone who has an interest in film. Please contact Oli on 020 7254 1668 for more details.

3. RLNI Fundraiser  RNLI2
When: 28th April 2015
Where: Various Stations Across London
Commitment level: Low
Any other Dot Dot Dot guardians involved: Yes
The RNLI are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can offer a bit of their time to help collect in London on 28th April.

The London Lifeboats rescued 231 people last year, which is enough to fill two and a half double decker buses! The RNLI will be raising money to support their London Lifeboats as part of their national May Day campaign. The volunteer collectors will be based at key train and underground stations across London from 7am – 7pm. Any help is appreciated, whether you can give half an hour or a whole day. If you would like to be a part of this national fundraising campaign please email

4. Ping Pong Championship Volunteer  mencap
When: Saturday 28th March – 5pm – 9.30pm
Where: The Folly Bar, 41 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BT
Commitment level: Low
Any other Dot Dot Dot guardians involved: No
Mencap’s young professionals committee is holding a neon fancy dress Ping Pong Tournament to help raise a target of £10,000 for Mencap. Teams of 4-6 players will get dressed up in neon clothes and accessories and compete in around the world Ping Pong. There will also be a raffle, auction and after party till the early hours. Mencap are looking for volunteers to help set up. register players, sell raffle tickets, as well as getting involved with face painting and refereeing. Have a look here to get involved.

5. Gardening Volunteer  wen

When: Saturday 28th March – 5pm – 9.30pm
Where: Oban House, Poplar, London E14 0JB
Commitment level: Low
Any other Dot Dot Dot guardians involved: No

The Women’s Environmental Network will be working with the residents of Oban House in Poplar to fill their newly built raised beds with compost. There’s 22 beds- so they need as many volunteers as possible! They will also need extra wheelbarrows and spades/shovels, so please let them know if you are close and have some that could be borrowed. Anything from a couple of hours to the whole day would be a great help so pop along for some fresh air and exercise. If you can help please email to let them know by Thursday 26th March.