University College London Union

One-Off Volunteering Programme

Throughout the year the VSU promotes a range of one-off events - so even if you can’t make a regular commitment, there’s still a chance to get involved. To receive a regular weekly update of our latest vacancies, sign up for our newsletter.

All students who participate in a one-off event will be reimbursed for travel expenses and receive a certificate of recognition from the Volunteering Services Unit.

Please note that our volunteering vacancies are only open to UCL staff and students.

GoodGym Weekly Group Runs

GoodGym is the best way to get fit in Camden. Forget the gym, we’ll help you get fit by doing good. Our community of runners and qualified trainer will help you achieve your fitness goals by doing physical work that helps your community.

From Holborn to Highgate we run the streets helping those most in need. We’re always up for welcoming new runners, so if you’re in the area come and join in. We run every Wednesday from the Somerstown Community Centre, by Kings Cross Station.

We run and clear land for a community gardens, move rubble and tidy community centres all over Camden.

Role: GoodGym Group Runner
When: Wednesdays, 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Where: Somers Town Community Centre, London
Contact: Shaun Dixon, Camden@goodgym.org, 0203 432 3920

“Shake it for Street Children”

Street Child UK, a charity that aims to create educational opportunities for some of the most vulnerable children in West Africa, has a launched an Ebola Emergency Appeal.

While we strive to continue providing children with access to quality education, we have temporarily shifted our focus to respond to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa through the distribution of basic rations, sensitisation forums and provision of buckets, soap and chlorine to actually enable communities to take positive steps to increase hygiene and reduce prospects for the spread of the virus in their area.

Street Child is currently looking to raise awareness and funds towards to Ebola Appeal.

Due to the urgent nature of the appeal we are looking for confident and charming volunteers to shake buckets at various pre-organised street and tube locations across central London. Not only will you help raise awareness about Street Child UK and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa, you will also help raise much needed funds.

When: Typically 1-3hour shifts 1 or more times per year.

Where: Around City of London, Tube Stations, and Network Rail Stations.

Contact: Lizzie Lake at lizzie@street-child.co.uk

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Haringey Conservation Programme

The Conservation Volunteers have been reclaiming green places since 1959. Right now, when one third of the UK’s green places are in danger of being lost or degraded, our work is more important than ever.

We are looking for volunteers to get involved and help out at any one of the projects we run in and around Haringey. These include regular conservation projects every Tuesday and Thursday across the borough, our Haringey Green Gym, and our Alexander Palace practical conservation project. So if you’re want to be a part of preserving the cities green spaces get in touch!

Role: TCV Haringey Conservation Volunteer
When: Throughout January
Where: Haringey, London
Contact: For Tuesday and Thursday Conservation Projects: Paul, , 07887 624866.
For Haringey Green Gym: Jacqui, , 07740899 682.

C4WS Homeless Project Friday Club

C4WS Homeless Project runs a weekly drop-in Friday Club to provide food, hospitality and welfare support to the homeless, vulnerable and isolated.

Offering a safe and welcoming space for people to enjoy companionship, hot drinks and refreshments, a hot and healthy lunch is also served.

We are looking for cooking teams who could come in to cook and serve the lunch for 40 people – including a provision of 10 vegetarians.

It is up to the cooking teams what they want to prepare though we advise keeping dishes simple so as to cater for a wide range of tastes. In the past, teams have cooked soup and sandwiches, shepherd’s pie, pasta bakes, lasagne and chicken pie.

Teams must purchase their own ingredients and will be reimbursed up to £50 on provision of receipts. They are welcome to use our on-site kitchen on-site which has all the necessary mod-cons and cooking apparatus, though we are equally happy if they want to prepare at home and arrive with dishes to serve.

We ask chefs to aim to serve lunch at 12.30pm and encourage cooks to sit down and enjoy the food with guests of the Club and get to know them.

When: Fridays, 11 - 2

Where: 6 Crestfield Street, London, WC1H 8AT

Contact: Sam Forsdike – g

Sunday 1st March  – Monday 25th May
HQS Wellington Exhibition

HQS Wellington is a former Royal Navy sloop that served through the Second World War as an escort. Today she is owned by the Wellington Trust whose purpose is the education of the nation on the history of the Merchant Navy. To coincide with the WW1 centenary the Trust is staging an exhibition entitled Hospital and Troop Ships – Transporting the wounded in the First World War, with the aim of telling the story of the naval side of the First World War, looking specifically at hospital and troop ships that carried the soldiers and military personal across the waters.

To help with the event we are looking for Exhibition Volunteers to take on a number of important duties including:

  • Welcome visitors onto the HQS Wellington and arrange tours
  • Assist visitors with any queries about the Exhibition
  • Operate the sound and video equipment related to the Exhibition
  • Contribute to providing a safe environment for visitors, staff and others on board
  • Ensure the security of the Exhibition
  • Assist with the setting up and closing down of the Exhibition at the beginning and end of the day

As part of this role you will receive training for:

  • Fire and Evacuation procedures
  • Customer Service
  • Working on heritage public events and educational activities

There will be further opportunities to train as a Tour Guide delivering Exhibition and Ship tours once the Exhibition has opened.

The Exhibition Volunteer role is essential to maintain the smooth running of the exhibition so please get in touch and get involved!

Role: Exhibition Volunteer
Time: Open 2 days a week (Sunday & Monday), 11am – 5pm.
Where: HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London
Contact: To apply, send a CV and Covering Letter to Melany Rose, hpo@thewellingtontrust.com

**Please note this event is repeated on the following dates: Sunday 1st March – Monday 25th May 2015

April- July
Bling Ya Bike (BYB) Bike design & maintenance project

We are looking for people who are interested in filmmaking to film and edit our BYB young people’s project. The project will run every Thursday for 10 weeks commencing 30th April 2015

Volunteer Role(s): Film, edit and produce DVD of finished product

When: Every Thursday 4 pm – 6 pm first session 30th April, last session 7th July 2015

Where: Malden Hall, Herbert Street NW5 4HD

Contact: Emily Momoh, emily.momoh@gmail.com

British Red Cross- Dance: Make Your Move

Dance: Make Your Move is a British Red Cross dance competition for young people aged 4-18. Dancers create a dance based around the work of the Red Cross and get sponsored to perform in front of an audience of family and friends.
We are looking for volunteers to help backstage and front of house- ensuring the smooth running of the show and assisting with fundraising activities.
This is a great opportunity to get work experience in fundraising events or for those looking for experience with event management, the arts or working with young people.
We also have the opportunity for drama enthusiasts to MC our shows!
When: April 25, May 9, May 23, June 7, June 20, July 12 (be able to attend at least 2 events)
Where: London (various theatres across London)
Contact: Breanna Thibodeau, dancemakeyourmove

Virgin Money London Marathon 2015
Sunday 26th April

The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £600 million for good causes since the race began in 1981.

Many of the charities involved need volunteers to help out. It’s sure to be a fun day and makes a real difference to the runners taking part. Below are some of the organisations that need your help!

Be part of the team that’s saving lives!

With your support we can give the people who are fundraising for Anthony Nolan a fantastic race day experience. The better support we can give them on the day, and show them how grateful we are for their support, the more vital funds Anthony Nolan will have to be able to grow our lifesaving work.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to cheer on our runners and motivate them to the finish line.  You will be provided with an Anthony Nolan T-shirt and cheering materials and expenses for London zones 1-6 can be claimed for.

Your support really does make a difference to our runners:

“Incredible! Many of them brought a tear to my eyes, the volume level which I didn’t think could be increased doubled when the Anthony Nolan cheering squads spotted you - I was made to feel amazing! Thank you”

Be part of an iconic race day! Make friends! Have fun!

Where: Various point along the route

Contact: The Events team at events@anthonynolan.org

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation specialising in tackling hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places.

We need volunteers to be part of our cheer team and to help with our post-race reception  at the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 26 April. Whether you want to join us to cheer on friends, family, colleagues or complete strangers, your voice and enthusiasm will help our runners reach the finish line.

We are looking for outgoing people who like chatting to the public.  If you have some experience of working at events or festivals, that’s really helpful, but if not, just your enthusiasm will be great.

When: 12-6pm Sunday 26 April 2015

Where: tbc – London / Westminster

Contact: Tekla Kosa, Events Executive, Concern Worldwide - tekla.kosa@concern.net

We need your help to cheer on our fantastic Heart Runners who are running the 2015 London Marathon in support of the BHF. Come and join over 35,000 runners at one of the most iconic running events in the world.

We are the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions

Your role is to join one of our BHF Cheer Points and provide encouragement and support to participants, in particular, to our Heart Runners.  Our aim is to be the loudest and proudest Charity Cheer Point along the course!

We want to show our Heart Runners how fantastic we think they are! Have an unforgettable experience and join the fight for every heartbeat.

When: Start/finish times dependent on which cheer point you would like to be based at.

Where: We have 3 cheer points that you can join, they are at Mile 8/9@ Surrey Quays,0900-1230 Mile 12/13@ Tower Bridge 0930- 1300 and Mile 24/25@ Embankment 1200-1530

Contact: Fabia, heartrunners@bhf.org.uk

We have a team of over 120 runners taking on the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon. These dedicated individuals have taken on the challenge to join Team Breathe and help those with lung disease.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our cheer team to help spur our runners throughout the day especially when the going gets tough.

You are also welcome to bring any friends or family to join in on what will no doubt be an incredible day. We want our cheer points to be bigger than ever – so it will definitely be a case of the more the merrier.

Where and When: Rotherhithe Station, Marathon mile 11 - 11am – 1.30pm

Mudchute Station, Marathon mile 17 -11.45am – 3.15pm

Embankment, Marathon mile 25 - 12.30pm – 5.30pm

If you’d like to sign up please do fill in the short form which can be found here:

Contact: events@blf.org.uk

We need your help to line the streets of London on the day of the Virgin Money London Marathon. We’re going to have the largest and noisiest cheer points on race day! So whether it’s clapping, whistling or shouting ‘C’mon Team Macmillan’, make as much noise as possible for each and every one of our runners. They’ve given their all to train and fundraise for this event, now let’s pay them back by making their race day the most inspiring ever!

Click here to  sign up

Volunteer Role(s): Cheer Volunteer

When: Sunday 26th April

Where: 9 Cheer Points spread across central London

Contact: londonmarathon@macmillan.org.uk

You don’t have to run the 26.2 miles of the Virgin Money London Marathon to experience the excitement of the world’s biggest and most famous marathon.

Join our cheer squad and experience the roar of the crowd whilst encouraging and inspiring our NSPCC runners – including your friends, families and colleagues – as they complete their challenge for children that have had a difficult childhood throughout the UK.

The NSPCC are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people to join one of our six marathon cheering point teams. In this role you will be motivating our runners, spurring them on their way round the course. Be it cheering, clapping, whooping or even singing, you will make a huge difference to how our runners feel and help them to complete the challenge of a lifetime.

You’ll meet new people and be a part of one of London’s most iconic events. You do not need any prior experience, just a sense of fun, team spirit and enthusiasm.

Refreshments will be provided at the cheer points, and travel expenses will be covered up to the value of £5 (a receipt will be required for reimbursements)

When: We are looking for volunteers to commit a minimum of 2.5 hours between 9am and 5pm.

Where: At one of 6 cheering point locations along the marathon route – we can discuss which one is most convenient for you.

Contact: Naomi Le Page - cheer@nspcc.org.uk or Imogen Wade Imogen.wade@nspcc.org.uk

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We need volunteers to be part of our cheer team and to help with our post-race reception.

Contact: Claire Battersby; c.battersby@savethechildren.org.uk

With a team of over 200 dedicated runners taking part in one of the most prestigious running events in the calendar, we need an army of volunteers to help make sure it’s a day to remember.
We’ll have lots of different roles available, so whether you’re after some experience in challenge events logistics, a chance to build on your team working skills, or a great day out, the London Marathon is the place to be.
We need enthusiastic volunteers to make lots of noise and help cheer our runners over the finish line. We’ll need volunteers to congratulate our runners and guide them back to our reception.
All volunteers receive a FREE Shelter T-Shirt, goodie bag and an invite to our exclusive post-race reception where we’ll be celebrating the success of all our runners, volunteers and staff.
Where?         Mile 12, Bermondsey: 10am – 1pm
Mile 25, Embankment: 11am – 3pm, The Mall: 1pm – 4pm
Contact:  Contact Molly in the Shelter events team at running@shelter.org.uk or call 0344 515 1190

We need you to cheer and scream!!! 

Are you ready with a smile and a LOUD CHEER?  We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our 140+ WellChild runners who aim to raise in excess of £260,000 to support seriously sick children at the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April 2015, to make us the brightest, loudest cheerers on the course! 
Cheerers offer a huge amount of motivation on the day, and will make the WellChild presence on the course that bit more spectacular.  Round up your friends and family for a fun day out!

Volunteer Role(s): Manning Cheerpoints
When: Sunday 26th April 2015 10am – 4pm (approx)
Where: Canary Wharf/Tower Bridge/Birdcage Walk
Contact: Annie Lewisvolunteer@wellchild.org.uk

YMCA supports young people in crisis through accommodation, support and advice, training and education as well as looking after their health and wellbeing.
We need volunteers to help us out on one of our biggest fundraising events, the London Marathon. You will either be part of our cheering squad in Greenwich or at our post-race reception near to the finish line in Westminster. You’ll have the chance to work in a team in a public facing environment at a fantastic event and support those people raising vital funds for YMCAs work with young people.

This is a great way to get valuable experience in events, especially if you are looking to work in the charity sector.

Volunteer Role(s): Cheering point volunteer or post-race reception volunteer

When: Sunday 26th April, either 8am-12 at cheering point or 11:30 – 16:30 at post-race reception

Where: Cheer point – outside Gate Clock pub – Greenwich SE10 9EB

Post-Race volunteers – Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

Contact: David Drozdziak events@ymca.org.uk or 020 7186 9529

St John’s Hospice Station Collections

St John’s Hospice cares for over 2000 patients and their families each year. We host a number of collections to raise money from the general public each year to support our vital work.

We are seeking volunteers to help with collections held across London

Role: Collections Volunteer
When: 28th April, 28th May, 3rd June, 1st July
Where: 28th April and 3rd June- 02 Centre, Finchley Road

             28th May, Paddington Station

               1st July, Euston Station
Contact: Shelley McGuigan, Shelley.McGuigan@hje.org.uk

Thursday 30th April
St Pancras Community Association Trip to Kew Gardens

We are planning a special day out to Kew Gardens for our residents

We urgently need wheelchair assistants, and people who can spend one to one time with people who don’t want to spend the day alone, or may have mental health difficulties or a learning disability meaning they need some extra support. 

We are planning to visit the art gallery on site and enjoy a lovely picnic together in in sunshine (hopefully the sun will still be shining!). It promises to be a really enjoyable day!

When: Thursday 30th April

Where: St. Pancras Community Centre, 30 Camden street, NW1 0LG

Contact: Laura Bolus, gns@spca.org.uk, 020 7383 4829

Tuesday 28th April
RNLI May Day Collections

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can offer a bit of their time to help collect in London on 28th April 2015.

The RNLI will be raising money to support our London Lifeboats as part of our national May Day campaign on Tuesday 28th April. Our volunteer collectors will be based at key train and underground stations across London from 7am – 7pm.

You do not need to know about the RNLI - we will be able to provide you with everything you need.

This is a great opportunity to support London Lifeboats (the busiest in the UK and ROI), be a part of a huge national fundraising campaign, meet new people and give something back.

When: 28th April 2015 – Collectors required for all/any of the following shifts: 7am-9:30am, 12pm-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Where: We will have collection opportunities at a number of London stations inc; Charing Cross, Euston, Liverpool St, Fenchurch St, Waterloo, Kings Cross, London Bridge, Paddington, Victoria, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction… and many more!

Contact: Jasmine Morris, Community Fundraising Manager, Jasmine_Morris@rnli.org.uk

Tuesday 28th April
Newham Education Business Partnership (NEBP) Year 8  ‘Attitudes for Success’ Workshop

This workshop aims to improve student self-awareness and coping strategies for overcoming obstacles in life after school, helping them to develop interpersonal skills and a positive outlook. 

We are looking for confident and enthusiastic student volunteers to deliver a full school day ‘Attitudes for Success’ workshop to classes of approximately 30 year 8 (12/13 years old) pupils.

You will receive full training from NEBP staff and be briefed on the content of the session.  A teacher will always be present whilst you are delivering a session and they will be responsible for the pupils’ behaviour. 

When: Tuesday 28th April 2015, 8.30am – 14.40pm

Where: Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Rd, Stratford E15 4LP

Contact: Nina Staebler, Projects Manager


0203 373 0292

10th May
Parkinson’s UK Hackney Half Marathon

We’re the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity.For more than 40 years we’ve been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

This flat course half marathon takes in the famous Hackney Empire, London Fields and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
We urgently need volunteers to assist the events team with setting up the cheering point, cheering participant’s on while they take part in their event and meeting and speaking to friends and family of participants.
When: 10th May 2015
Where: Hackney, London
Contact: Jill Vaughn, Volunteer Programme Coordinator, 020 7963 9328.  volunteering

Sunday 10th May
Shelter - Run Hackney Half Marathon

Team Shelter’s Run Hackney debut boasts a team of 50 amazing runners. The team are set to raise an incredible £14,000 for Shelter, helping us support families facing homelessness. With over 60,000 children homeless in London, Shelter’s work is more vital than ever.

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to come along and support our runners at the capital’s freshest new half marathon. Over 12,000 people took part last year, and 2015 is set to be even bigger and better.

All volunteers receive a Shelter goodie bag, which includes a T-Shirt, clappers and some light refreshments.

When: Sunday 10 May, 9am – 12:30 pm

Where: Mile 8.5, Victoria Park Road, next to Well Street Common

Contact: Molly in the Shelter events team at running@shelter.org.uk or call 0344 515 1190

Camden Intergenerational week 2015

This is a partnership of Camden groups and organisations, large and small, all organising intergenerational activities and events including debates, music and entertainment. Volunteers are needed throughout the week to help steward events and take photos and videos throughout the week.

There will be a closing event with music, food, dance and workshops at Kentish Town Community Centre on Saturday 16 May from 1 – 5pm.  This is at 17 Busby Place, off Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, NW5 2SP.  For more information about this and all the other events in the week please contact Vanda or see the Week’s website.

Volunteer Role: Event Stewards and photographers

When: Monday 11th May- Saturday 16th May

Where: Various venues across Camden including Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA and Kentish Town Community Centre

Contact: vanda.carter@camden.gov.uk / 020 7974 2810

11th and 12th May
Brain Research Trust- London Marathon Administration

The Brain Research Trust raises vital funds for ground-breaking research into neurological conditions.  Our research aims to benefit more than twelve million people in communities across the UK.  By supporting us, you will enable us to help them as we continue investigating conditions of the nervous system including Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Epilepsy, Stroke and Brain Tumours.
In May the Ballot opens for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016. Brain Research Trust will receive many enquiries from supporters wishing to run for us. We need passionate and personable volunteers to manage these enquiries and support the team.
The main focus of this particular role is to:

  • Call supporters and welcome them to the Brain Research Trust team.
  • Update the database with enquiries
  • Ad hock administrative and fundraising tasks within the office

When: Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 May 2015, 9 – 5pm
Where: Brain Research House, Dutch House, 307 – 308 High Holborn, WC1V 7LL
Contact: Lucinda Kerr – info@brt.org.uk

Sunday 10th May
Stroke Association- Thames Bridge Bike Ride

Over 2,000 people will take part in Stroke Associations amazing bike ride which crosses 16 bridges across the Thames. Roles on the day include; being a marshal, a roving marshal, a roving cyclist or helping out at one of 3 pit stops along the route or at the start/finish area handing out water/medals.

If anyone would like to sign-up we would love to have your help- all you need to do is complete our online form which can be found on our website - http://www.stroke.org.uk/TBBR/Volunteering

When: Sunday 10th May 2015, volunteer roles will start from 7am-9am
Where: All across London. The TBBR route starts at Southwark Park and ends at Hampton Court.
Contact: Charlotte Wahlich – charlotte.wahlich@stroke.org.uk

Tuesday 12th May
Camden Deaf Awareness Day

Join us for our first Deaf Awareness Day! Explore the challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing residents and find out more about the support available across the borough. It’s a chance to exchange stories, experiences and ideas and look at how we can improve the way in which we work together. The day will include VIP speakers, a question time session and stalls from local and national organisations.

Whether you are deaf or hearing, we would love you to volunteer at this all day event. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and skills and learn some sign language along the way!

Communication support will be provided including BSL interpreters, Lip speakers, speech to text and a T-Loop.

Where: Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9AU

Contact: Asif Iqbal, Sensory Needs Officer for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, Tel: 020 7974 2837

Saturday 16th May
Richard House Children’s Hospice Bucket Collections

Throughout the year we hold bucket collections at local supermarkets, train stations, football clubs or the Woolwich Ferry. But we need your help!

Bucket collections can raise anything from £300- £1500 a day for the Hospice, which makes a real difference. However, in order for these collections to be a success we need more volunteers to help out. For a successful collection, we would need volunteers who can spare even an hour of their time each.                   

You can help with any of the following collections:

Where:  West Ham Tube Station

Contact: Rachel Green

Saturday 16th May
The Thanet Youth & Community Centre- Cream Tea and Showcase Entertainment

We are looking for people who are interested in sharing their skills to help us host our 2015 Intergenerational event to promote community participation, and make a difference to other people’s lives.

Volunteer Role(s): food catering, stage management/stage design, customer service, youth work

When: 2pm – 5 pm, Saturday 16th May 2015

Where: Malden Hall, Herbert Street NW5 4HD

Contact: Emily Momoh, emily.momoh@gmail.com

Sunday 17th May
Stephen’s House & Gardens (formerly Avenue House) – Gardening Working Party

Would you like to help maintain a beautiful garden for the community? The Avenue House Estate Trust is a charity that manages an historic Victorian mansion and its ten acres of gardens. The gardens are open to the public, free of charge, every day.  Volunteers work one Sunday a month to help look after the trees and plants. You will work with our paid staff and regular volunteers and we will teach you the basic gardening skills you need, and provide tools and protective gloves – and home-made cake!  Please wear strong shoes.

Role: Gardening Volunteer

When: Sunday 17 May, 11am – 4pm

Where: Stephen’s House & Gardens (formerly Avenue House), Finchley Central

Contact: Hilary Jarvis, volunteer@stephenshouseandgardens.com, 020 8349 3854

**Please note this event is repeated on the third Sunday of each month. Upcoming dates include: 21st June, 12th July.

Tuesday 19th May
Camden Tea Dance

Camden Centre are holding their monthly Tea Dance for over 50s Camden residents.
They need volunteers to help with the café bar, the ticket desk and general venue management duties during this busy and fun afternoon.

Role: General volunteer
When: Tuesday 7th April
Where: Camden Centre
Contact: Gemma Unwin, 0207 974 5633
**Interested individuals are asked to contact Gemma prior to attending the event to provide contact information e.g. mobile number**

**Please note that this event is repeated on the following dates: Sunday 14th June**

27th and 28th May
Half Term Family Fun at the Ragged School Museum!

Join the Ragged School Museum in May for two days of fun free family activities! The Ragged School Museum is housed in a group of canal side buildings which once formed the largest “ragged” or free school in London. During the May Half Term, we provide visiting families with fun and free arts and crafts activities! We require volunteers to help us run these activities.

As a Family Learning Volunteer you will assist visitors at activity tables, encourage them to take part, provide a welcoming atmosphere, and assist with the clean down at the end of the day. In return, you will receive a full induction and introductory tour, gain experience working with children and families within a heritage environment, and have loads of fun! We’re looking for friendly, engaging and reliable individuals who have an interest in working with children, and have good spoken English.

Volunteer Role(s): Family Learning Volunteer

When: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015 – 10am until 5pm

Where: Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Road, Mile End E3 4RR. Nearest tube station Mile End / DLR Limehouse

Contact: Daniella Hadley – Learning Officer. Email: Daniella@raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk

Wednesday 5th June
LUSL:Fest (Multi-sports tournament for London region universities)

We are looking for individuals to help run the first ever end of university sports season multi-sport festival called LUSL:Fest on Wednesday 3rd June for London region universities. The festival will be BEACH themed complete with a BBQ and end of tournament buffet and awards ceremonies.

Sports on offer include Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Touch Rugby, Netball, Volleyball, Softball and more!
We have the following roles on offer
• Event Assistants (recording scores, keeping time, running of a particular sport)

• Referees/Umpires

• Event Stewards
• Physiotherapists

You will receive two meals, drink and a BUCS polo shirt to take home.

When: 1pm-6pm daytime, 6.30pm-10pm evening. Wednesday 5th June 2015.

Where: Heston Sports Ground, Crane Lodge Road, Cranford, Middlesex, TW5 9PQ

Contact: Eleanor.trezise@city.ac.uk; 0207 040 5663

June TBC
Barnsbury Green Works

Newlon Fusions Barnsbury Community Centre aims to develop a 26m2 green space within Barnsbury Estate, Islington and is in search for volunteers to champion its transformation. As a community regeneration charity, we wish to transform the space to act as a catalyst for creating a sense of community for locals. With it we aim to welcome local residents to engage in sustainable activities which are green, health-driven and utilised for positive social outcomes – chief amongst them, transforming people’s views on the environment, health, mental wellbeing and empowering locals to grow their own food and engage with the community. Newlon Fusion is inviting volunteers to be involved from design to project implementation – if you think you have a specific skill set that would be of use, please contact us. Opportunities are designed to contribute to UCL students’ professional portfolio and development.

Role(s): Landscapers, designers, structural engineers – consultations also needed prior to the event. Also labourers, day helpers and gardeners.

When: TBC

Where: Barnsbury Community Centre, 10 Jays Street, London, N1 0TJ

Contact: Jenefa Khanom – Jenefa.khanom@newlonfusion.org.uk, 020 7833 2525

Pride in London Flagbearers

LGBT+ people around the world face persecution every day. We want to send a message of solidarity and support worldwide.

The Pride in London Parade is one of the world’s biggest LGBT+ events, and one that generates media coverage and interest around the globe. In 2015, a prominent section of the Parade will include a representative carrying the flag of every nation on earth. The flagbearers will be members of London’s LGBT+ community who have a link to that nation.

We’ll use this spectacle to send a powerful message of love and solidarity to LGBT+ people facing the worst oppression, in countries such as Uganda, Russia, Egypt and Iran. 

We are looking for two people for each nation to carry the flag in the Pride in London Parade.

Flagbearers are not required for the following countries as we have received ample applications already: Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Philippines, the United Kingdom (and constituent countries).

We will provide the flag and the flagpole. You are free to wear whatever you like; perhaps national dress or something relevant to your nation. Do remember that this is Pride – we want to be out there and proud!

When: Induction: Saturday 13th June or Sunday 14th June, 11am-12om or 2pm-3pm

            The Parade: Saturday 27th June, 10am-5pm

Where: Central London

Contact: Claire McLoughlin, claire.mcloughlin@uwl.ac.uk  

More Information: http://prideinlondon.org/flagbearers/

If your country is not listed above, click here to apply to be a flagbearer