This week’s top five volunteering opportunities

Top 5 London (2)

1. Transact Communications and Policy Volunteer
When: Ongoing    Toynbee
Where: Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS
Toynbee Hall is a thought leader in the area of financial inclusion. As part of their work they created and run Transact, The National Forum for Financial Inclusion – a membership organisation working to combat financial exclusion in the UK. The main objectives of Transact include keeping members informed of changes across the sector and raising awareness of the implications for practice. They are currently looking for volunteers to support their team. Through Transact, Toynbee Hall has also been able to influence national and local level policies which have made a difference to the financial health of people in poverty. They are currently in need of volunteers who can conduct research into key policy areas, investigate the future direction of these policies, supporting the team to produce policy briefings and assisting the delivery of Transacts communication strategy. If you would like to apply, or for an informal chat about the role please contact Rebecca.Simpson@toynbeehall.org.uk.

2. British London 10K Cheer Team Volunteer
When: July 12th 2015    Anthony Nolan
Where: 2 Heathgate Place, 75-87 Agincourt Road, London, NW3 2NU and along the 10K course. 
Anthony Nolan are looking for volunteers to cheer on their amazing runners and to be part of a fantastic race day. Every 20 minutes someone finds out they have blood cancer and for many, a bone marrow transplant is their only chance of a cure. Anthony Nolan give them this chance by matching incredible individuals willing to donate their bone marrow, to people in desperate need of a transplant. With volunteers help, Anthony Nolan can give the people who are fundraising a fantastic race day experience. Volunteers will be based in amongst the action on race day and be standing along the event route. The role is to cheer on the runners as they run past the cheer station and keep them motivated so that they can reach the finish line. Take a look here to apply.

3. Home based web content editor – Neuroblastoma Society. 
When: Ongoing    Neuroblastoma
Where: Forest Road, London, TW9 3BZ
The Neuroblastoma Society is a national charity whose sole purpose is the relief of children suffering from neuroblastoma – an aggressive childhood cancer. It achieves this by raising funds for medical research into improving both diagnosis and treatment of the disease and also offers an opportunity for parents to give each other mutual help, support and comfort. They are currently looking for a volunteer with Web Content Editing experience to support the Society in keeping the website current and engaging by generating and publishing content. The website is often the first place the families and parents and those looking for information on Neuroblastoma will visit. The charity is run entirely by volunteers so work would be completed remotely in your own time and would probably average an hour or two per week to ensure the website is kept up-to-date. Email volunteers@neuroblastoma.org.uk to apply.

4. Befriending of holocaust survivors/ Refugees with memory loss. 
When: Ongoing    AJR
Where: Jubilee House, Merrion Avenue, Stanmore, HA7 4RL and across London
The Association of Jewish Refugees are looking for volunteer befrienders to visit elderly holocaust survivors/ refugees suffering from memory loss in order to stimulate and enhance their lives. They may be lonely, isolated and bored and would greatly benefit from a specialist befriender. This role would be great for someone who has a spare hour per week/ fortnight and who is friendly, calm, patient and kind. Take a look at their volunteering opportunities here and all training will be provided.

5. Freedom Pass Trip HelperCommunity Time Camden
When: Ongoing    
Where: Abbey Community Centre, 222c Belsize Road, Kilburn, NW6 4DJ and across London 
Community Time Camden are looking for a couple of volunteers to help organise and run fun monthly outings for small groups of older people using their Freedom Passes on public transport. The Freedom Pass trips are one of the most popular activities that Community Time Camden runs so they are looking to do more now that the sun is shining. So far they have been on trips to museums, art exhibitions, stately homes, picnics, ballet, boat trips and the theatre. Where they go next could be up to you! The tasks include organising trip itineraries, arranging group entrances to events, accompanying the group on the day and maintaining accurate records of who attends. If you have a passion for seeing al the best London has to offer and enjoy chatting to older people then have a look here to apply.

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