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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


London Student Volunteering Fortnight
25/10/2014- 08/11/2014

London Student Volunteering Fortnight was established in 2008 and is now an annual fixture in the calendar for London student volunteers. The event was created by a group of London universities who continue to collaborate to coordinate a range of volunteering events across London that are open to all students studying in London. 

The aim of the event is to give you the opportunity to find out more about volunteering through information and taster events and in turn build relations with the community, gain new skills and make new friendships.  The fortnight this year is packed with a variety of events for university students to get a taster of what it’s like to volunteer, but without the expectation of an on-going commitment.

Take a look at what we’re hosting and if you’d like to attend any specific event do just sign up.


Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Fundraiser

Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion’s work through the Poppy Appeal. Every poppy helps us to support the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families.
 
This year is centenary year. It’s exactly 100 years since the start of the first world war so it is a significant milestone for remembrance.
 
On Monday 27th October we will be stationed at various London Underground stations with our collection tins and box of poppies. You’ll be selling the poppies to commuters to try and raise as much money as you can for the charity.
 
Everyone will be working each station in teams of two, three or four.
 
In the morning volunteers need to be at the meeting location (Juxon House) as early as 6:30am in order to get out to their assigned station in time for rush hour. You’ll be able to take as many breaks as you like throughout the day as long as you’re back at your station for 4:30pm to catch the second rush hour of the day.

When: Monday 27th October, from 06:30 to 18:30
Where: Juxon House, 100 St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M

Come and be part of this big fundraiser, representing UCL and the UCLU Volunteering Society.  Book your place here before they fill up!


French Language Skills
French Language Cultural Day with St Michaels Primary School

 
Do you speak French? 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 food tasting, music, dance, dressing up in national costumes and teaching basic French language skills.
 
Volunteers will plan, prepare and run the workshops. We require four different activities. We need a maximum of three volunteers per activity group.
 
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.
 
LOCATION: UCL Campus
EVENT DATE: Monday 17th November 2014 TIME: 12.30pm- 4.30pm
PLANNING DATE: Friday 31st October 2014 TIME: 1pm-2pm
Please be able to attend the planning meeting and the actual event for the given times.
 
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, visit us at our stall in the Volunteering Fair or contact:  Fiona at:


Language Skills
Language Cultural Day with a local Primary School  

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.
Languages taught will be determined by volunteer interest. Please state the languages you speak when emailing Fiona to express your interest.  
We need a maximum of four volunteers per language.
 
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.
 
LOCATION: UCL Campus
EVENT DATE: Thursday 13th November 2014 TIME: 9am-1pm
PLANNING DATE: Thursday 30th October 2014 TIME: 10am- 11.30am
You must be able to attend the planning meeting and the actual event for the given times.
 
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, visit us at our stall in the Volunteering Fair or contact:  Fiona at: f.addison@ucl.ac.uk


Street Child “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


October & November
Omnibus presents Macbeth

Something wicked this way comes” and we need you to be a part of it!

Omnibus is a newly opened multi arts-centre in Clapham.  We have lovingly renovated the iconic  Victorian building that housed the old Clapham Library into a vibrant and inspiring space where creativity and culture can flourish. We programme high quality theatre, music, film, visual art as well as comedy and spoken word.

Omnibus is presenting a promenade performance of Macbeth directed by Omnibus Associate Director Gemma Kerr and designed by Lorna Ritchie.

We’ll be having rehearsals from October 20th with our first preview on November 11th and the final performance on November 29th. We need an army of volunteers to help out.

When: From October 20th- November 29th

Where: 1 Northside (The Old Library), Clapham Common, London, SW4 0QW
Contact: Please contact our Assistant Director, Kathleen Douglas (kathleen.douglas@omnibus-clapham.org) with an idea of the times and dates that you are available.


Thursday 23rd October
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
Time: 11am – 4pm
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 30th November**


Sunday 26th October
Stephen’s House & Gardens (formerly Avenue House) – Halloween Night

We’re looking for volunteers on Sunday 26 October to help steward a Halloween Night for children, with a fire-juggling performance, a ghost walk in the gardens and Halloween games.

Volunteers may be asked to help with setting up and supervising activities including stewarding the ghost walk in the gardens; managing the audience during the fire-juggling performance; performing other stewarding duties or playing the part of zombies or other Halloween monsters.  

The event is partly to raise funds towards the upkeep of the gardens, but mostly about holding a fun evening for families.

When: Sunday 26th October, 2.30pm -8.00pm

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

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


September & October
St John’s Hospice Art Project

St John’s Hospice are seeking Art Students to assist with a project at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. We need some talented artists who are able to give up a few hours of their time in September and October to assist staff with a creative project.

Staff have been given the task to produce a poster that best reflects the organisations charitable ethos which will then be produced as part of a new marketing campaign.

We want every staff member to have equal chance regardless of their artistic ability and therefore would like to recruit some talented volunteers to help. #

Role: Art Volunteer

When: September and October

Where: St John’s Hospice. St John’s Wood

Contact: Katherine France, katherine.france@hje.og.uk

October and November
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.
Right now 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 October and November
Where: Haringey, London
Contact: For Tuesday and Thursday Conservation Projects: Paul, p.colcutt@tcv.org.uk, 07887 624866.
For Haringey Green Gym: Jacqui, j.cox@tcv.org.uk, 07740899 682.


Sunday 10th August – Monday 15th December
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**


Every Wednesday
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
Time: 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Where: Somers Town Community Centre, London, NW1 1EE
Contact: Shaun Dixon, Camden@goodgym.org, 0203 432 3920


8th October- 2nd November
Technopop London

Technopop is a new festival celebrating science, technology, innovation and design in Stratford London www.technopop.co.uk. Beginning on 8 October, there will be four weeks of free workshops and events for everyone aged 6 – 19, their teachers and their families.

We need volunteers to help make Technopop a really inspiring event. There is the opportunity to support all sorts of activities including: VEX Robotics workshops; tours of Bloodhound – the land speed record car; Code Clubs; Mission X Train Like an Astronaut, and much, much more.

Every volunteer will receive training before joining any activity so all you need to get involved is a passion for making young people passionate about science and technology. 

Whatever time you spend at Technopop, you will have the chance to work with leading science and technology organisations and help inspire the next generation of inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.

When: 8 October – 2 November and is open 9.30am – 4.30pm from Wednesday to Sunday each week. You can volunteer for one day, two days or for the full run.

Where: Stratford, East London

Contact: Register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteer-registration-for-technopop-london-2014-registration-9896703306 or email nicola@technopop.co.uk


Friday 17th October
St John’s Hospice
Christmas Collections

Throughout the festive season, hosts a number of collections to raise money from the general public. Quite often these are accompanied by a choir singing. We are seeking volunteers to help with collections on the following dates:

For each collection we are seeking the help of 5 volunteers.

Role: Christmas Collections Volunteer

When: Friday 10th October

Where: 02 Centre Finchley Road

Contact: Katherine France, katherine.france@hje.og.uk

**Please note this event is repeated on the following dates: Thursday 27th November, Paddington Station; Thursday 4th December, Paddington Station**


13th- 24th October
Degrees of Change

UCL’s Sustainability Team are seeking ‘Degrees of Change’ Ambassadors to help with their Degrees of Change Festival, taking place from Monday 20th – Friday 24th October this year.

By becoming an Ambassador you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Sustainability Team, gain experience of running events and public engagement and meet other students with an interest in sustainability.

Ambassadors will provide assistance with the following activities:

  • Volunteering at an exhibition in the North Cloisters from 11-2 on one or more days; talking to visitors about the exhibition and collecting responses to the exhibition from attendees.
  • Helping run events including a ‘tear-down’ (a workshop focusing on the dismantling everyday goods, while discussing their construction and potential for reuse) and a build a solar oven workshop.
  • Delivering and installing low carbon idea suggestion boxes around campus
  • Gathering low carbon ideas and pledges from attendees at 1 or more of our lunchtime workshops (22nd and 23rd October)

We are also looking for a larger number of Degrees of Change Ambassadors to gather ideas about carbon saving at UCL from at least 10 peers or colleagues, either online or in person.

When: Installing suggestion boxes: 13th-17th October

Volunteering at the exhibition: 20th-24th October, 11-2.  We would like each person to volunteer for two of these slots.

Where: Primarily the North Cloisters, but potentially some other locations too.

Contact:

Joanna Marshall-Cook

j.marshall-cook@ucl.ac.uk

020 3108 3330


Sunday 19th October
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 19th October, 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: 16th November**


21st October
Business Education Events- BEE Interviewed

We believe that every young person has the right to access the career opportunities and networks in life that will enable them to succeed.
The events we organise bring people from the world of work and students together via dynamic, fun, and focused activities.
 
We urgently need volunteers to act as interviewers at our BEE Interviewed event. You will interview a group of five Year 12 students in turn for 10 minutes each, most of whom have never experienced an interview. While one is being interviewed, the other four will be sitting behind making notes on how their peer is doing. A short tea break follows where you write up your observations.

Students meet you one final time where they receive verbal and written feedback from you, and find out who would have been offered the job and why.

Role: Volunteer Interviewer
When: Tuesday 21st October, 8.00am- 1.20pm (lunch is provided)
Where: Holy Family School, 1, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 3EA
Contact: Lisa Quinn, Events Manager, lisa.quinn@business
educationevents.com
, 0203 393 8852


October 20th- 26th
Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Festival

Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia is the London Centenary Festival celebrating the life and work of the great poet Dylan Thomas, and we are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers!

We need help with stewarding at events during the festival week (Oct 20th-26th). In return, we can offer two free tickets to any event happening during the festival (subject to availability), and a fun and friendly working environment. Weʼd love to hear from you! Please email hello@dylanthomasfitzrovia if you are interested.

Volunteer Role(s): Stewarding, assisting the team during events.

When: One day of work, from October 20th - 26th 2014

Where: Various locations in Fitzrovia

Contact: Caggy Kerlogue, Production Manager and Volunteer Co-Ordinator, 


25th October- 2nd November
Exhibition Road Street Ambassadors

Exhibition Road is a cultural focal point in Kensington & Chelsea which draws many visitors and local people to its museums (such as The Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A), landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and other areas of interest. The purpose of the Project is to help people make the most from their time in the area, so that they return home and encourage others to visit too!

We urgently need volunteers to act as ambassadors. Duties will include mingling with the public and cheerfully answering general questions (e.g. aboutwhere something is happening), signposting visitors to the museums, galleries and tourist attractions in and around the area, giving out the Exhibition Road map to visitors, being aware of basic health, safety and security, Helping families with young children.

You will need to enjoy working with people, be cheerful, polite, attentive and alert, be able to offer clear and enthusiastic guidance, have good spoken English, be comfortable working in crowds and have the ability to remain calm under pressure - there may be several peoplerequiring your attention at the same time!

When: Saturday, 25 October to Sunday, 2 November 2014. Shifts are: Mornings: 10am to 1.30pm. Afternoons: 1.30pm to 5pm.Please note that, where possible, we ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum of three shifts. Places are limited so get in touch now! There is also the possibility of gaining a NVQ 2 qualification.

Induction will take place on Friday, 17th October 2014 from 5pm to 8pm

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL. Room: Seminar Room 3

Contact:  Email and provide your full name, phone number and your preferred dates and shifts. Alternatively, you can register over the telephone by calling 020 8960 3722.


29th and 30th October
The Ragged School Museum Halloween Family Days

The Ragged School Museum are looking for volunteers to help out with our fun Halloween family days on Weds 30th and Thurs 31st October. We’ll be running a host of spooky activities, from face-painting to bat-making. Most of our visitors are families with primary school aged children and the role will involve welcoming them and helping them get involved with our activities. It’s a really fun, social role and ideal for anyone interested in a career in education and/or museums and heritage. You’ll meet lots of other volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, plus lots of lovely visitors. We need help from 10am to 5pm on the two days – all help, from two hours upwards, it appreciated.

When: 29th and 30th October, 10.00- 5.00pm. The deadline for expressing interest is 25th October

Where: The Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Rd, London E3 4RR

Contact: Chris Bennion on chris@raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk

Saturday 1st November
UCL & Geologists’ Association Festival of Geology

The GA Festival Geology is the main event for the UK wide Geologists’ Association, the organisation that promotes the Earth sciences, especially, but not solely to amateurs. Around 1000-2000 members attend each year. The event is held in the Wilkins building of UCL. There are stands, displays and pop-up shops and exhibitions as well as lectures and field trips organised. The organisers are looking for UCL students to act as stewards for the event, to help direct visitors to lecture theatres, toilets, cafés etc. and generally help out with questions.

Role: GA Festival Steward

When: Saturday 1st November, 10am – 4.30pm.

Where: UCL Wilkins & South Wing Buildings. The main events will be in the Cloisters, JBR, Rock Room & Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre

Contact: Dr Ruth Siddall (r.siddall@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Wendy Kirk (w.kirk@ucl.ac.uk)


Sunday 12th October
Royal Parks Half Marathon

Alzheimer’s Society

We need enthusiastic volunteers to join us at the Alzheimer’s Society cheer point along the course. This is where we need you to be as loud and encouraging as you can possibly be!
You’ll get a free T-shirt, refreshments and materials to help give our team a really big cheer.
By giving your time you’ll be part of a passionate team supporting our runners to reach the finish line at this exciting event.

Role: Event cheer point volunteer
Time: 9.30am – 12pm (flexible)

Where: Hyde Park
Contact: Victoria Barker, Victoria.Barker@alzheimers.org.uk.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has 650 runners at this year’s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, and we are looking for a group of fun and friendly cheerer’s to help support them as they aim to raise £240,000.
We want to make sure they have all the motivation they need when they are out on the course. All you will need to bring with you is your most vocal support, and any friends and family that want to join you, to ensure that our runners all feel like super heroes as they cross the line. Together We Will beat Cancer sooner.

Role: Cheering Volunteer
Time: 9am – 12pm
Where: Hyde Park
Contact: Will Savage, sportsvolunteer@cancer.org.uk

NSPCC

The NSPCC was founded in 1884 and our vision is still to end cruelty to children in the UK.
The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a stunning autumnal city run which starts in the beautiful Hyde Park, and follows a route through London and round some of London’s most stunning royal parks.
We have up to 350 runners taking part for the NSPCC, and we want to give them a really big boost around the course with lots of cheers and encouragement from our cheer points based in Hyde Park. We will of course provide NSPCC t-shirts, cheering materials, drinks and snacks to make it a really fun day!

Role: Cheering Squad Volunteer
Time: 9.00am – 12pm
Where: Green Park or Hyde Park
Contact: Rachel Anderson, Rachel.anderson@nspcc.org.uk

Shelter

With a team of 120 dedicated runners, Team Shelter will be stepping out to race the iconic Royal Parks Half Marathon in October. We’ll have 2 cheer points in Hyde Park, and we need your support to help cheer the team on as they race the leafy course. We’ll also need help marshalling runners from the finish line towards the post-race festival area for a well-deserved cuppa.

We’ll provide you with everything you need, including a free Shelter T-Shirt, hand clappers, and a Shelter poncho just in case!

Come along and soak up the wonderful atmosphere with us, and be part of something amazing this October.

Role: Cheering Volunteers and Marshalls

When: Sunday 12th October, 9.00am – 12.30pm

Where: Hyde Park

Contact: Alysia McDonagh, Event Manager – running@shelter.org.uk , 0344 515 1190

Wellchild

On Sunday 12th October WellChild are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our team running to raise funds to support seriously sick children. Over 16,000 runners will run the 13.1 mile route through Central London, taking in the spectacular sights of the capital and the beautiful Royal Parks. 

Our cheerpoint is in Hyde Park and we want to be the brightest, loudest cheerers on the course! Cheerers offer a huge amount of motivation on the day, and will make the WellChild presence along the route that bit more spectacular. 

Volunteer Role(s): Manning a cheerpoint

When: Sunday 12th October 9am – 1pm (approx)

Where: Hyde Park – near bandstand – near Hyde Park Corner Tube Station

Contact: Annie Lewis  - annielewis@wellchild.org.uk


4th November
St Pancras Community Association Gardening and Muck in Day

Make a world of difference to an older person’s home by doing some light gardening and a spot of window cleaning. It’ll be a team effort where volunteers will work in groups of 6 to help get the job done. You’ll have a chance to socialise with the resident’s along the way and meet some other London University students. Volunteers will be rewarded with an after party at St Pancras Neighbourhood Association where drinks and food will be provided.

This event is part of London Student Volunteering Fortnight. The aim of the event is to give students the opportunity to find out more about volunteering through information and taster events and in turn build relations with the community, gain new skills and make new friendships.

For more information please contact Glen Pickard:

When: 4th November, 2.00-5.30pm

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


November
Hands on London Coat Collection Campaign

Founded in 2010, Hands On London is a registered charity that acts as an intermediary between not-for-profits, charities, community groups and volunteers (both individuals and corporates). We offer flexible and diverse volunteering opportunities across Greater London with our growing network of charity partners. We source volunteers for charities’ ongoing projects and design and manage new projects that support these organisations.
 
The 2014 Wrap Up London coat collection campaign is already gearing up, and we would love to have you on board this year to volunteer, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be involved in this year’s campaign.

We urgently need volunteers to help us promote and collect donations at participating underground stations across London. In addition to volunteers, each station is managed by a team leader who oversees operations throughout the week. Team leaders need to be available during all promotion and collection activities. If you are interested in becoming a team leader we would love to hear from you!

Role: Collection Volunteers and Team Leaders
When: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th (promotion days): 7.00am-9am; 9am-11.00am, Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th (collection days): 7am-9am; 9am-11am
 
Where: Baker Street, Canary Wharf, Charing Cross, Euston, Highbury & Islington, King’s Cross, London Bridge, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.
We will also be collecting at Broadgate Estate locations across London, including around Liverpool Street Station during the above collection times.

Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please email wulvolunteers
@handsonlondon.org.uk
 with your name, mobile number, availability and preferred location.


November
Hands on London Safestore Collections

Founded in 2010, Hands On London is a registered charity that acts as an intermediary between not-for-profits, charities, community groups and volunteers (both individuals and corporates). We offer flexible and diverse volunteering opportunities across Greater London with our growing network of charity partners. We source volunteers for charities’ ongoing projects and design and manage new projects that support these organisations.
 
The 2014 Wrap Up London coat collection campaign is already gearing up, and we would love to have you on board this year to volunteer, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be involved in this year’s campaign.

Once all the coats have been collected they are then sent to Safestore collections to be sorted and distributed to our charity partners. This work is just as important as the collection itself, and we always need more volunteers. Our sorting dates for this year will be as follows (further dates may be added if necessary):
 
Role: Safestore Collection Volunteers
When: Wednesday 5th November 1-4pm
Thursday 6th November 1-4pm
Friday 7th November 1-4pm
Saturday 8th November 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm
Saturday 15th November 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm
 
Where: Sorting sessions will take place at Clapham North, Bermondsey, King’s Cross and Notting Hill Safestores.
Contact: To sign up to volunteer, please email wulvolunteers
@handsonlondon.org.uk
 with your name, mobile number, availability and preferred location.


St John’s Hospice Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre has become one of the largest festive events in North West London. This year, the Christmas Fayre will host over 50 stalls, large fairground rides and festive food and drink.

We need the help of over 100 volunteers to ensure the event is a huge success.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Collecting tickets for fairground rides
  • Supervising queues and stewarding visitors
  • Managing Hospice information stalls
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Selling ride tickets
  • Collecting Donations
  • Flyering

Role: Christmas Fayre Volunteer

When: Sunday 30th November. Two shifts available, 8am – 1pm or 1pm – 6pm

Where: St John’s Wood High Street

Contact: Katherine France, katherine.france@hje.og.uk


Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice London Underground Collections

Noah’s Ark is an expanding children’s hospice service, providing practical and emotional support to life-threatened or life-limited children and young people, and their families, living within the communities of North London, specifically the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. To date Noah’s Ark has worked with more than 200 families.

We urgently need Volunteers to help us out at our London Undergound collections within specific Tube stations

Name of Event: London Underground Collections

Volunteer Role(s): Bucket collecting within specific London Underground stations

When: Saturday 15th November, Sunday 14th December, Friday 19th December

Where: Wood Green Station, Angel Station & Belsize Park Station (respectively to dates)

Time: All stations will have collection time slots; 11am – 2pm & 2pm – 5pm

Contact: Taylan Uysal – Tuysal@noahsarkhospice.org.uk