19 February 2016 | Volunteering | Back to Blog

This week’s top five volunteering opportunities

1. Clean for the QueenClean for the queen1

Where: Victoria Park
When: Saturday 5th March
Commitment Level: Low (2-3 hour session)

A new initiative from Keep Britain Tidy, Clean for the Queen aims to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday by raising awareness to dog walkers about cleaning up after their dogs. The would like volunteers to come and spread the word on Saturday 5th March. For more information and to register your interest, please email victoriapark@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 0207 364 4504.


2. United Rescues                                                                                                            

United RescuesWhere: Anywhere
When:  Flexible  
Commitment Level: Low

This opportunity involves taking the distress calls from migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean and directing them to the right authorities and translators. Those interested should get in touch on the facebook group.


3. Chance UK – Volunteer MentorChance uk

Where: Enfield, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Waltham Forest and Westminster
When:  Flexible
Commitment Level: Medium – Regular Commitment

Chance UK are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to mentor 5-11 year olds with behavioural difficulties. The mentor will help the young person to develop social skills and confidence in order to deal with difficulties. They provide full training and support. For more information visit the Chance UK Website or call 020 7281 5858.


4. Bucks Floating Support – Homeless Outreach Volunteer

Bucks Floating SupportWhere: High Wycombe
When:  6am Monday to Friday
Commitment Level: Low – no regular commitment required

Bucks Floating Support are looking for volunteers to accompany outreach workers to find people who are sleeping rough.  They will then take the details of people found sleeping rough, with a view to finding them emergency accommodation. If you are interested in this role follow this link.


5. Little Explorers Leader

Where: Morden Hall Parknational trust
When:  Monday Afternoons
Commitment Level: Regular Commitment

Little Explorers Leaders work with young children, under the age of 5, to run weekly activities which include storytelling, art and singing. This happens at Morden Hall Park which is a haven for wildlife in South London, and will help bring the park to life for the children. For more information about the role, see here.