21 June 2016 | Volunteering | Back to Blog

This week’s top five volunteering opportunities

1.Sense Summer Holiday Club
Sense-LogoWhere: Island Gardens
When: 1st – 19th August
Category: Disabilities, Young People, Camp
Commitment Level: High level of commitment

This August, Sense will be providing School holiday clubs for children and young people with disabilities and complex medical needs in Tower Hamlets. They are looking for keen and enthusiastic volunteers to help young people with disabilities and complex needs to take part in and access a variety of activities in the Summer Holidays Club. They are looking for volunteers who are able to offer from 1 to 3 weeks during the scheme period, plus 2 days of their time for induction training in July. To get involved or find out more contact Nicola Venus-Balgobin – nicola.venus-balgobin@sense.org.uk

2.Obstacle Marshal
Splash FestWhere: Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ
When: 7th August
Category: Marshal, Race, Lifeboats
Commitment Level: Ad Hoc

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution are looking for obstacle Marshals to help at their Splash Fest fundraising event. You will be based at one of the 5 obstacles and will be a friendly face to point them in the direction of their next activity and provide advice to help them along the way. To register your interest and find out more, click here.

3.Greenwich Inclusion Project
GRIP1Where: Thamesmead
When: Various
Commitment Level: High level of commitment

Greenwich Inclusion Project recognises that hostility is linked to wider structural and societal issues. This project will focus on tackling this, as well as providing a safe and understanding place for people to gain support. They are looking for Peace Champion volunteers to assist them in forming a support network in Thamesmead, challenging hate incidents and hate crime. You will have the chance to learn and develop experience on supporting clients, policy development, action research, community engagement and project management. For more information and to register your interest, contact Sarah Fellepa on sarah.fellepa@peabody.org.uk

4.Swing East Volunteers
Swing EastWhere: Chrisp Street
When:  Sunday 10th July
Category: Community, Market, Activities
Commitment Level: Ad Hoc

On Sunday 10th July, Chrisp Street Market are holding a Swing East Festival which will involve market stalls, food and dancing. They are looking for friendly and energetic volunteers to support in a wide variety of activities throughout the day. For more information, and to register click here.

5.Bee Collective
Bee collective 1Where: 25 Eccleston Place
When:  Every Tuesday from 18.30-20.00
Category: Honey, Education, Conservation
Commitment Level: Ad Hoc

Learn how to extract raw honey every Tuesday evening throughout the summer. Bee Collective provides a honey extraction service to London’s beekeepers. Bee Collective are an interesting social enterprise and they are looking for anyone with an interest in bees, beekeeping, nature, gardening, conservation or honey. For more information and to sign up, click here.