Charities attending the volunteering and work placement fair

Who we are

BCH is a community centre and outreach services for children, older people and young people with learning disabilities. 

Opportunities on offer

Keep Active is a project based in Westminster and Hammersmith that works with the Community Independence Team. Volunteers are matched with a client when they are discharged from physiotherapy. The volunteer will visit weekly to carry on with a home exercise programme or personal mobility goal. Volunteers receive training from the Community Independence Team and BCH.

Visit the BCH website.

 

Who we are

We provide expert care and support to a wide range of people, including:

  • Older people
  • Teenage parents
  • Those escaping domestic abuse
  • Young people at risk
  • People with mental health issues
  • Vulnerable families
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Social housing tenants

We engage over 200 volunteers per year in our work, providing valuable group and individual activities that promote well-being, independence, social inclusion and happiness.

Opportunities on offer

We are looking for volunteers who are honest, reliable, committed, and enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in improving our services for the people that use them.

Visit the Centra Care website.

Who we are

We assist people from all walks of life within the community by giving them the information and tools needed to manage their problems; working in areas including debt, housing, benefits, employment, and relationships.

Opportunities on offer

Citizens Advice Camden has several ways in which you can volunteer, depending on the experience you are looking for and the amount of time you have to give. These are some of the volunteering opportunities that we recruit for:

  • Admin/Reception
  • Adviceline Assessor
  • Trustees
  • Trainee Adviser
  • Fundraiser
  • Session Supervisor
  • Generalist Adviser
  • Financial Capability Tutor
  • Honorary Legal Adviser
  • Volunteer Programme Administrator
  • Photographer
  • Office Attendant
  • Outcomes Coordinator
  • Social Policy Worker
  • Accounts & Facilities Clerk

Visit the Camden CABS website

Who we are

Collect surplus food from local shops and turn it into a 3 course meal for the local community. We take place every day of the week apart from Tuesday, and there are a variety of different ways volunteers can get involved. 

Opportunities on offer

​​We take place every day of the week apart from Tuesday, and there are a variety of different ways volunteers can get involved. 

Visit the food cycle website. 

Who we are

We are an independent charity and Housing Association working to improve the lives of women who have faced inequalities including those who have experienced Domestic Violence, women who have been trafficked, ex-offenders and older women.We offer a variety of roles throughout the year. Attend ABI supports people with a brain injury on their journey back into work.

Opportunities on offer

Volunteers can help in the office, at events, supporting service users face to face, carrying out valuable research to name the least. We offer long term, short term and one off opportunities depending on the role’s responsibilities and the nature of the volunteer’s involvement.

We also offer formally agreed placements to students of different careers and disciplines.  Let us know if you are looking into doing your placement with us and we will check placement coordinator how we can work together.

Placements for roles offering face to face support to service users and/or their children will be offered to female candidates only due to the nature of the work. 

Depending on the nature of the volunteering role we might conduct a full DBS Check. 

Visit the Housing For Women website.

Who we are

Our London museum and its ground-breaking galleries tell the stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by conflict, from the First World War to the present day.

Opportunities on offer

Volunteers are involved with a broad range of support services from aircraft, military vehicle and ship conservation through to collections support, Friends of Duxford and IWM Membership events & recruitment, on gallery interaction and information delivery, radio station operation and office support. 

Visit the Imperial War Museum website.

Who we are

ICYE UK is an ethical international volunteering charity. Our ethical and supportive programme promotes peace and intercultural awareness, by encouraging young people to live, learn and work together.

Opportunities on offer

Volunteering with us is a transformational experience with real impact, as we provide students the opportunity to volunteer at local NGO projects throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, for up to 12 months, while staying with a host family, developing language skills and benefiting from personal and professional development.

Visit the ICYE website.

Who we are?

We provide expert care and support to a wide range of people, including:

  • Older people
  • Teenage parents
  • Those escaping domestic abuse
  • Young people at risk
  • People with mental health issues
  • Vulnerable families
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Social housing tenants

We engage over 200 volunteers per year in our work, providing valuable group and individual activities that promote well-being, independence, social inclusion and happiness.

Areas of volunteering/work experience on offer?

We are looking for volunteers who are honest, reliable, committed, and enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in improving our services for the people that use them.

Visit the Centra Care and Support website

Who we are

We are a charity, working together with adults and children to change their lives at the times when they most need support.

We help people find a permanent home, manage their finances, take care of their health, and access work, training or education, as well as providing emotional and practical support to help people succeed in their daily lives.

Opportunities on offer

In January 2018 Hestia is launching our exciting new Phoenix Project to help victims of Modern Slavery rebuild their lives. We are looking for energetic and passionate volunteers who are able to make a difference to the lives of survivors of Modern Slavery. Your skills will support survivors to become integrated in their local communities through providing professional and specialist support in areas such as education, health, housing, therapeutic support or legal matters, allowing people to feel empowered, improve their overall well being and build confidence and self-esteem.

Visit the Hestia website.

Who we are

Provides support to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. We have a range of different opportunities in London where individuals can support the work we deliver to support those affected by imprisonment in both a prison and community environment

Opportunities on offer

We have a range of different opportunities in London where individuals can support the work we deliver to support those affected by imprisonment in both a prison and community environment.

Visit the Prison Advice website

Who we are

ReachOut is a mentoring charity who work with children in disadvantaged areas to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and attainment. Numeracy, literacy and communications are some of the skills focused on and this is achieved through one-to-one mentoring with positive role models and team activities, to promote leadership, trust and responsibility.ReachOut are looking for passionate students to give just two hours a week to become mentors for primary school aged children. 

Opportunities on offer

The role involves working one-to-one on Maths and English and structured character building activities run by a Project Leader followed by a fun activity such as arts and crafts or team sports. In return for these two hours you’ll increase your communication, listening and leadership skills as well as helping others and enhancing your CV! ReachOut have projects all over London running term time. 

Visit the Reachout website.

Who we are

Resources for Autism support people who are autistic and their families by offering play and youth services, holiday schemes, music and art therapy, support workers, family support and volunteers.

Opportunities on offer

The opportunity is to support children, young people or adults within their home environment around sensory issues and play, communication, pursuing hobbies and supporting the family by being a listening ear.

Visit the Resources for Autism website.

Who we are

Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. We also offer inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest, most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK.

We currently run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport and our army of volunteers create great memories for our guests each and every week, injecting more fun and energy into our Revitalise breaks.

Opportunities on offer

The majority of our volunteers live and work at one of our centres; socialising with guests and supporting with the activities at the centre and on excursions. These residential opportunities range from one week to a year and longer term volunteers receive training in delivering basic care to guests.

We also seek volunteers to help at our centres on a daily basis whenever they can. This is a tremendous support, especially when helping with activities or spending time with guests on our busiest day; Saturdays. You can also help in the gardens, shops or bars so there certainly is a lot to do, giving you plenty of variety.

Revitalise is a Residential Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is an ideal place to volunteer for students on healthcare or hospitality related courses. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer with us though, just enthusiasm for our mission!

Visit the Revitalise website.

Who we are

We change the world for children through innovative work on the ground and campaigning for change on key issues.We have UK volunteering opportunities such as  Retail, Campaign Champions, Speakers, Cheer events and office based.

Opportunities on offer

We have UK volunteering opportunities such as  Retail, Campaign Champions, Speakers, Cheer events and office based. 

Visit the Save The Children Website

Who we are

Team Westminster is Westminster City Council's flagship volunteering programme.

Opportunities on offer

We deliver 3 core programmes across Westminster:

  • Team Westminster Ambassador - volunteering at high profile events
  • Team Westminster Social Action - one-off volunteering sessions to support community events and projects
  • Team Westminster Active - volunteering to deliver sports sessions

Visit the Team Westminster website.

Who we are

We are the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

Opportunities on offer

We offer many types of volunteering opportunities. From outreach to training, gardening to mentoring, charity shop support and fundraising to advice and complementary therapy, we have a role to suit your skills and availability. In return, you will meet new people, update your skills, enhance your CV, be offered the opportunity to gain a qualification and most importantly, help us to deliver high-quality HIV and sexual health services.

Visit the Terrence Higgins Trust website.

Who we are

Since 1958 when Thomas Pocklington Trust was first established, we have been committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people with sight loss. 

Opportunities on offer

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities including in areas such as sound engineering, eye clinic support, support for events and campaigns etc. 

Visit the Pockling Trust website.

Who we are

Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative work with the voluntary and community sector providing information, training and guidance. Based in Harrow, we are a not-for-profit co-operative owned by our workers. Our members collectively have over 35 years’ experience in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, specialising in capacity building in a variety of different organisational development areas.

Opportunities on offer

We link volunteers with community organisation in Harrow and West London (Brent, Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham) and offer opportunities in all areas. 

Voluntary Action Harrow website.

Volunteering fair

Volunteering and work placement fair

Visit our volunteering and work placement fair for the Faculty of Science and Technology to meet exhibitors and find out what opportunities are on offer.