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This week’s top five volunteering opportunities

Top 5 London (2)
1. Events Volunteer – National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships  LYRow
Where: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, N9 0AR
When: March 20th 2015
Commitment Level: Low
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
London Youth Rowing are holding their 9th indoor rowing championships and it will be bigger than ever. Young people from across the country will be competing in the worlds largest indoor rowing event. For some of the young people it will be their first competition and for others it will be an opportunity for them to break world records. London Youth Rowing are looking for 200 volunteers to help run this event and ensure that the young people have a fantastic day. The event will run from 8am until 5pm on the 20th of March at the Lee Valley Athletics centre. A free shuttle bus will run from Tottenham Hale Station to the venue. London Youth Rowing are looking for volunteers to help at the registration and being on the race floor acting as marshals.  Have a look here to apply.

2. Events Volunteers – WellChild- London Marathon Expo at the Excel Centre  well child
Where: 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
When: 22nd – 25th April
Commitment Level: Low
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
WellChild rely on their fundraisers to raise vital funds to support thousands of children and young people in the UK who are living with a complex health condition. They are looking for volunteers to help ensure that the marathon is a huge success and that their amazing runners get plenty of support and encouragement they need on marathon day. They are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help man their stand between the 22nd – 25th of April. The role includes handing out leaflets and offering support to runners who are aiming to raise in excess of £260k to support seriously sick children nationwide. WellChild is a national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it. Have a look here to help out at the marathon expo.

3. Walking Group Coordinator – Hestia  Hestia
Where:  The Grove Resource Centre, 1-9 St Mark’s Road, London W11 1RG
When: Tuesday mornings
Commitment Level: Moderate
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
Hestia Housing and Support work in 21 London boroughs and have over 40 years of experience providing housing, care and support services to people with mental health needs. Hestia also support women and children experiencing domestic violence, older people, ex – offenders, young people, homeless people and people with complex needs including substance misuse and manages several community development and engagement services.
The Grove Resource Centre is a specialist mental health day centre in the Ladbroke Grove area that offers a wide range of group activites. They are designed to provide a choice of support options that will help the users recovery to a full life in the community. Hestia are looking for a walking group coordinator for a group around London. The volunteer will be part of a team that contributes to the users health and wellbeing and supporting them to improve their quality of life. The volunteer will plan fun and stimulating walks in and around London, the perfect opportunity for someone who loves being active outdoors. Have a look here to get involved.

4. The Big Dig Day 2015  Big dig
Where: Various Locations Across London
When: March 21st 2015
Commitment Level: Low
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
Big Dig 2015 is organised by Capital Growth as part of the Big Dig Project. The aim of the day is to get people into their local gardens. getting their hands dirty and helping to prepare the garden for the new growing season. The day hopes to get more people involved with community food growing. There are lots of gardens taking part, have a look here if there is one near you, there are currently 190 gardens to choose from.

5. Royal Albert Hall Preparation Team – Teenage Cancer Trust  Teen Cancer
Where: Third Floor, 93 Newman Street, London W1T 3EZ
When: 20th March 2015
Commitment Level: Low
Any Dot Dot Dot guardians already involved? No
The Teenage Cancer Trust are looking for volunteers to join the London team in preparing merchandise to be sold at the Royal Albert Hall concert. Last year the merchandise sold helped to raise over £20,000 in just one week. The Teenage Cancer Trust create world- class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life- changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone. This volunteering role also provides an opportunity to see the Teenage Cancer Trust Offices and speak to staff about all the upcoming volunteering opportunities they have. Take a look here for more information.