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 May
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: 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

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 May, 3rd June, 1st July
Where: 3rd June- 02 Centre, Finchley Road

             28th May, Paddington Station

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

Target Ovarian Cancer Station Collections

At Target Ovarian Cancer, we have been allocated some fantastic stations which will be a great opportunity to fundraise and raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Our UCL volunteers have raised over £1,000 this year to support our work – will you join them?

Target Ovarian Cancer is the national ovarian cancer charity working to save lives and help women diagnosed live their lives to the full, wherever they are in the UK. We aim to increase early diagnosis, find new treatments and provide support to women. We do this because there is an urgent need to secure progress. 4300 women sadly lose their lives to ovarian cancer each year.

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and reliable volunteers, able to collect for a couple of hours. This will involve speaking with the public about our work and listening to their experiences of cancer. Volunteers will be given a t-shirt and bucket on the day as well as a letter and certificate afterwards.

When/Where: 21 May – Old Street

28 May –  Mansion House

Contact: Simon (Community Fundraiser) - staylor@targetovariancancer.org.uk

Thursday 21st May
Hestia’s Comedy Night: Stand Up against Domestic Abuse

Hestia are holding their annual Comedy Night on May 21st at Dingwall’s in Camden. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the smooth running of this event. This may include distributing information to guests, selling raffle tickets and general stewarding of the venue.

It is expected that volunteers will be friendly and good at communicating while also able to work well in a team.
Volunteers who participate in this event will improve their communication skills and gain an awareness of event management.

They will also gain skills in fundraising and benefit from working as part of a team. Travel expenses will be reimbursed within London and £3 for refreshments.
Volunteer Role(s):
When: Thursday May 21st, 5.30pm-11pm
Where: Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB
Contact: Millie Hinton, millie.hinton@hestia.org

Monday 25th May
Save the Children Bupa London 10000

Save the Children are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our ‘Cheer Squad’ at the Bupa London 10,000! Our running team raises an amazing amount to help children around the world and they put in huge amounts of effort in the weeks and months before their event, both in their training and fundraising.

We want to make sure our runners have the best time possible when taking part for Save the Children, so we’re there to cheer them on along the route as well as congratulating and helping them recover following the event!

Our volunteers are a crucial part of the event day and creating an enjoyable experience for our challenge events participants.

No experience is necessary, just bring your enthusiasm! It is a case of the more the merrier so if you can rustle up a group of friends to bring with you, even better!

Volunteer Role(s): Event day volunteer  
When: Monday 25th May 8:45am to 12:00pm
Where: Central London; we will have two cheer points located at the top of the Strand near St Clement Danes (and a short walk from Temple station
Contact: Claire Battersby (Challenge Events Volunteer); c.battersby@

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

30th May
St Mark’s Hospital Colon Challenge 2015- 280 mile Colon Shaped Endurance Ride

An amazing Bowel Cancer survivor and patient of St. Mark’s Hospital, has organised a 280-mile bike ride ending at King’s Cross Station, London. This challenge will see over 25 riders traverse the UK along a route in the shape of a colon on a multi-stage journey.
The event will end at Kind’s Cross on the 30th May, along with radio stations, press and other PR, culminating in a huge celebration of their immense fundraising success (over £35,000 to date!) for research in to Bowel Disease.
We need you to help out at the huge event, on the 30th May, at King’s cross from 10am until 5pm (times are flexible).
Come and volunteer to help make the event a huge success and help raise even more awareness for St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation’s invaluable research in to Bowel Disease and Bowel Cancer.
When: 30th May 9am – 7pm (various 2 hour slots available)
Where: King’s Cross Station
Contact: Contact Steph via s.wens@nhs.net or 02082354092

UCL Student Accommodation Junk in the Trunk Volunteer

Junk in the Trunk is UCL Student Accommodation’s reuse & recycling scheme to try and ensure as much of the stuff our residents leave behind in June and September is reused or recycled, rather than landfilled or incinerated. Last year year’s scheme collected about 3.8 tonnes, of which only 5% went for incineration. In addition to this many items were taken by other students and staff for reuse prior to collection by our reuse/recycling partner, London Reuse Ltd.
We are looking for volunteers for the end of term this June. You will be helping to manage reuse areas at student halls and residences with weekly visits. Time commitment is an induction at Ramsay Hall 9th June (1.5hrs) and 2 – 4 weekly visits to sites (three or four) between the 12th and 28th of June (2 – 5hrs per week).

Training will be provided. Travel expenses for public transport will be refunded. You can take reuse items for yourself and you will be sent a report of the scheme later in the summer.
LOCATION: UCL Halls of Residence - within walking distance of UCL campus
TIME COMMITMENT: 1-5 hours per week for three weeks from induction to final visit
To apply, email Robert Vinall as soon as possible.

Help build a rammed earth building in King’s Cross

Feeling strong?
Volunteers needed to help immediately on exciting and unprecedented opportunity to build a (14m long, 2.4m high) rammed earth wall for a greenhouse/workshop in the heart of London for the new Skip Garden, run by Global Generation Charity.

Ramming of the wall finally began today after a long wait (see our Facebook page), so now is your chance to join in.

By being on site you will develop the skills to work with rammed earth (and timber later in the month) and will hopefully enable you to build your own project and if you’re lucky, to even get your tan on!
Please send me a message if you are able to help and be part of this great opportunity, even if it’s only for a day!

PPE provided – please email with your shoe size if you need.

We look forward to building with you!
When: Now - 1st June. Weekdays 9am-6pm preferred but flexible, weekend sessions to be confirmed.
Where: King’s Cross, London
Contact: Chris Dembinski -christophe.dembinski.11@ucl.ac.uk

Wed 3rd June
- Language Cultural Day with a local Primary School @ UCL

Do you speak another language? We are looking for students to coordinate and run a workshop for a class of primary school children here at UCL. Workshops should be fun, creative and include activities involving different languages and cultures. Previous workshops have included origami, food tasting, music, dance, dressing up in national costumes and teaching basic foreign language skills.

Volunteers will plan, prepare and run the workshops in groups of 3-4 people.

Languages taught will be determined by volunteer interest. Please state the languages you speak when emailing Fiona to express your interest. 

You will have the opportunity to meet with fellow volunteers and VSU staff to prepare your sessions. Resources will be provided.

This is a great opportunity for you to share a part of your culture and language with some enthusiastic young people.

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, 3rd June TIME: 9am-1pm

FIRST PLANNING MEETING: Wednesday, 20th May TIME: 12am- 1.00pm

If you are not available for the first planning meeting please still get in touch, we will be flexible with this time/date.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity contact:  Fiona at: f.addison@ucl.ac.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

6th June
Active for All Give it a Go Day

The Active for All- Give it a Go! day is a free, fun and inclusive day for disabled children and young people aged 0 – 25 and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to try a fantastic range of inclusive, new and adapted sports, dance and arts activities including: Adapted Cycling, Archery, Football, Dance, Badminton, Boccia, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Soft play, Arts and Crafts, Cricket, Athletics, New Age Kurling, arts and crafts.

We need volunteers to help with all aspects of the day. Setting up and clearing up before and after the event, greeting the public, supporting sports sessions and activities (listed above), registration and reception desk, signposting activities and generally encouraging visitors to take part.
If you are interested in supporting part or all of the day, please email me. If you have a particular skill or area of interest (from the above information) please let me know and I will try to match you to it.

When: Saturday 6th June, 10.45-4.15pm
Where: Talacre Sports Centre
Contact: Jessica Neece, Jessica.neece@camden.gov.uk

6th June
Kentish Town Festival
Stage Management

Kentish Town Community Centre is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the running of one of two stages at Kentish Town Festival 2015, happening on Saturday 6th June.

KTCC is particularly looking for organised MCs (to make general announcements and introduce bands) and family-friendly DJs to play music between acts.

Volunteers will get the chance to liaise with artists, sound technicians, local residents and other festival volunteers and event organisers. You will be placed on either the larger stage in Cantelowes Gardens with PA system or the acoustic stage on Busby Place.

This role is ideal for people looking to build their stage managing, technical skills and events experience with a good cause. Past experience is not essential, but enthusiasm is! Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Volunteer Role(s): Stage Manager assistant; MC; DJ
When: Saturday 6th June - for 2 x 4 hour shifts between 9am - 8pm.
Where: KTCC 17 Busby Place NW5 2SP, Busby Place NW5 and Cantelowes Park NW5
Contact: Isabelle Fathimani Isabelle@ktcc.org.uk 0207482 3212

6th June
Kentish Town Festival

Kentish Town Community Centre is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the setting up and running of Kentish Town Festival 2015, happening on Saturday 6th June.

Volunteers will get the chance to work with park officers, staff members, volunteers, artists, business people and local residents in Kentish Town. You will be placed into one of the following roles, depending on interest and experience:
- Stallholder Assistants
- Meeters and greeters
- Site manager assistants

Everyone will assist in either the setting up or clearing away of the festival.
This role is ideal for people looking to build their events experience with a good cause. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Volunteer Role(s): Festival Events Assistant
When: Saturday 6th June - for 2 x 4 hour shifts between 9am - 8pm.
Where: KTCC 17 Busby Place NW5 2SP, Busby Place NW5 and Cantelowes Park NW5
Contact: Isabelle Fathimani Isabelle@ktcc.org.uk 0207482 3212

Sunday 14th June
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: Sunday 14th June
Where: Camden Centre
Contact: " target="_blank">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**

20th June
North London Cares “SUMMER JIVE DANCE”

Join your older neighbours for the inaugural open air summer Jive Dance! Share time, experience, skills and music across the generations in a fun party atmosphere, with cakes, tea, coffee, games and other entertainments.

We’ll need people to arrive from 5pm to start hanging bunting and fairy lights and arranging food and drink. 

6pm we’d like some students to help paint nails and do makeup for some of the ladies (maybe even a little gel for the men!)

7pm the dance starts and the idea is the older neighbours teach the volunteers how to dance. We finish at 9.30 with a clean up till 10. 

We’re calling it ‘A Dance to Remember’ and we should have at least 40 older neighbours joining us.

Volunteer Role(s): Dancing with older neighbours, chatting, laughing, making friends, welcoming guests, helping out sharing tea, cake and preparations.

When: JUNE 20th, 5pm-10pm

Where: Peel Centre, Percy Circus, WC1X 9EY

Contact: Laura Woodley: laura.woodley@northlondoncares.org.uk

June 17th
Barnsbury Green Works

Newlon Fusions Barnsbury Community Centre aims to develop a 26 square meter 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 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 environment, health, mental wellbeing and empower locals to growing their own food and engaging with the community.

Newlon Fusion has already invited UCL student to help with the design element and now would like to invite like minded individuals to bring the design to life by helping us to construct it. 

Apart from your time if you have a specific skill set that you think will be of use please contact us. Opportunities are designed to contribute to UCL student’s professional portfolio and development.

Those who volunteer will also be in with a chance to win tickets to Kew garden, courtesy of Wates Construction.

Volunteer Role(s): Structural engineers, labourers, day helpers & gardeners.                                      

When:  17th June 2015, 10am- 4.30pm

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

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

Sunday 21st June
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 21st June, 11am – 4pm
Where: Stephen’s House & Gardens (formerly Avenue House), Finchley Central
**Please note this event is repeated on the third Sunday of each month. Upcoming dates include: 21 June, 12th July.

Contact: " target="_blank">Marie-Christine O’Callaghan, 020 8349 3854

Saturday 27th June
Pride in London 2015

We are London LGBT+ Community Pride – a community group that came together in 2012 to deliver Pride in London.

Pride in London 2014 was a huge success and it was delivered by amazing volunteers from across the LGBT+ community alongside our straight allies.

We want 2015 to be an even bigger success and we need your help. It doesn’t matter what your background is, you can help make Pride in London great.

Registration for TeamPride is open throughout the year. If you are ready to give it your all to make Pride happen, learn new skills, make new friends and all the while having fun, we would love to hear from you.

To join TeamPride, you will need to be available on Pride Day itself (provisionally Saturday 27 June 2015) and be available to attend a training session in May or June 2015 (dates TBC).

Role: Stewards

When: 27 June 2015, shift times to be announced

Where: Central London (along the parade route, in Soho and in Trafalgar Square)

Contact: Leni Candan, volunteer@prideinlondon.org

Saturday 27th June
Opening Doors- London Pride 2015

Opening Doors London (ODL) aims to specifically meet the needs of older LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) communities.

We urgently need volunteers to help with our celebrations for this year’s London Pride. Duties will include decorating the ODL bus, helping with brunch, leafleting and collecting money, staffing the ODL stall, and generally supporting and accompanying members through the day.

When: Saturday 27th June- Various time through the day

Where: Central London

Contact: Chryssy.hunter@ageukcamden.org.uk , 020 7239 0400

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

Sunday 5th July
Age UK Camden Hampstead Summer Festival Big Fair

To help in raising awareness of Age UK Camden services for older people, Opening Doors London’s services for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities and to support fundraising efforts. Specific roles include Donation Collectors (buckets are large and can get quite heavy); Balloon Race Assistants; Runners; Art Fair Assistants; Information Stall Assistants; Volunteers willing to dress up as characters from Alice in Wonderland and pose for selfies with fair attendees (for a donation)

When: Sunday 5 July – 2 hour shifts between 10am and 6.00pm

Where: Hampstead– meet opposite the  Hampstead Tube Station at the Hampstead Summer Festival Information Stall

Contact: Claire Avant, Community Fundraising Officer, ?subject=UCL%20Volunteer%20Hampstead%20Summer%20Festival">

Sunday 19th July
Stephen’s House & Gardens– Gala in the Gardens Summer Fete

Stephens House and Gardens is holding its annual Summer Gala  with  a BBQ, craft stalls, a local brass band, and activities for children such as mini-sporting challenges, hula-hooping, face-painting, a bouncy castle and more. 
We are looking for volunteers who can:

  • help supervise the children’s sporting activities
  • offer other activities – spare-time jugglers, hoopers, conjurors and so on are very welcome!
  •  look after the public and generally help out with whatever is needed on the day

Role: Gala in the Gardens Volunteer

When: Sunday 19th July, 11am – 4pm

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

Contact: Marie-Christine O’Callaghan, volunteer@stephenshouseandgardens.com, 020 8349 3854