Current Opportunities


Here you can find all of the current volunteering opportunities available from the Students’ Union and our external providers. Please use the parameters on right-hand side of this page to filter your results.

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  • ReachOut Club Mentor

    ReachOut

    This opportunity takes place between 07 Oct 2018 and 29 Mar 2019.

    Join the ReachOut team and change a young person’s life. At ReachOut we work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing them with a mentor who can act as a positive role-model in their lives. Could this be you?

    • InterestEducation and Literacy, Health and Wellbeing, Mentoring, Social Care, Sports, Youth Work
    • ActivityBefriending, Budding and Mentoring
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Numeracy skills
    • Positive Attributes
    • Creativity
  • Helping out at Guide meetings with Rainbows (5-7 yrs) Brownies (7-10 yrs) and Guides (10-14 yrs). Meetings are held once a week during term time and last no longer than 2hrs. Volunteers help youngsters develop within the community and in turn gives experience and enjoyment in a leadership role.

    • InterestArts and Crafts, Disabilities / Learning Difficulties, Media, Mentoring, Music
    • ActivityTeaching, Training and Leading
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Planning and Organising
    • Leadership
    • Positive Attributes
  • UP - Unlocking Potential logo

    Volunteer Chess Coach for Children

    UP - Unlocking Potential

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteers wanted to run chess clubs for children in primary schools in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Wandsworth. These clubs will take place either in the morning, lunch time or after school. COMMITMENT: This volunteering role is ongoing and we require a weekly commitment for at least one year.

    • InterestEducation and Literacy, Other, Sports
    • ActivitySports and Coaching, Teaching, Training and Leading
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Planning and Organising
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • Creativity
  • L A Nobl Gallery logo

    Invigilating Volunteers

    L A Nobl Gallery

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The L A Noble Gallery's annual celebration of photography FIX Photo is commencing from May and we are seeking volunteers to invigilate. With the Gallery curator having experience in mentoring university students she wants to present the opportunity for those who volunteer to receive a free portfolio review by Miss Laura Noble (RRP £95) as well as a session on curating. We believe that not only would this be a great learning experience for your students but also further help them in the studies by having their portfolio reviewed by someone active in the industry. Please find below more information on the event and if this is something to your interest please tell students to contact the gallery at hello@lauraannnoble.com.

    • InterestArts and Crafts, Media
    • ActivityAdvice, Information and Support, Group Volunteering
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Planning and Organising
    • Creativity
    • Influencing
  • Sustainability Team Member

    Festival Republic

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    *PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE CHARGES FOR THIS ROLE*We are looking for people that are full of energy, don’t mind getting their hands dirty and are passionate recyclers to assist us with the recycling operation at the Festival. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to attend a fantastic music festival, you will meet some really great people who may well become friends for life and of course you are playing a significant part in helping us to reduce our impact on the environment! You will be provided with a staff weekend wristband, you get to camp in crew camping with like-minded passionate people and have access to hot showers and nice loos. You won’t get any free meals though. If you want to get involved, here are some of the tasks you will be doing: o Handing out recycling and composting bags to people on arrival and advising them on the recycling initiatives. o Be stationed at the sets of recycling bins throughout the campgrounds and arena showing people what bin to put their recycling in. You will be armed with a litter picking stick and be required to pick out the wrong stuff that gets thrown in the wrong bin. You may also do some litter picking around the roadway your bin’s stationed on. o Be part of our Recycle Exchange team. You will receive bags of cans and other rubbish from the campers in exchange for freebies and encourage them to separate their waste responsibly. o Be part of the Compost Crew that will roam around the arena with a handy hoop and a litter picking stick working as mobile compost bins. Encourage people to pack up their camping gear down and take it home. o Staffing tent donation points and working in the sorting area to re-pack all the donated gear. o Salvaging and scavenging good quality re-usable gear that’s left in the campsites, to go to charity and community organisations.

  • We are looking for keen and enthusiastic people to join our friendly team of volunteers in our retail section across Bexley borough. As well as raising much needed funds for the hospice you will also develop or utilise your retail skills and meet new people in the local community

    • InterestSocial Care
    • ActivityFundraising
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Enterprise
    • Positive Attributes
    • Influencing
  • We are looking for keen and enthusiastic people to join our friendly team of volunteers in our retail section across Greenwich borough. As well as raising much needed funds for the hospice you will also develop or utilise your retail skills and meet new people in the local community

    • InterestSocial Care
    • ActivityFundraising
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Enterprise
    • Positive Attributes
    • Influencing
  • Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice logo

    Hospice Neighbour

    Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Applications closed on 11 Sep.

    Volunteers will visit a patient and carer in their home to provide social support and allow for respite for the carer and an opportunity for them to have some time for themselves. Volunteers must complete a two day training course on 16th and 23rd September.

    • InterestHealth and Wellbeing, Mentoring, Social Care
    • ActivityAdvice, Information and Support, Befriending, Budding and Mentoring
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
    • Communication
    • Reflection
    • Positive Attributes
    • Influencing
  • Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice logo

    Digital and Social Media Volunteer

    Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Enthusiastic volunteer needed to support our Communications and Marketing Officer to enhance our online presence and social media profile. You will develop your digital marketing experience as well as have the opportunity to research case studies.

    • InterestMedia, Social Care
    • ActivityAdministration, IT Skills, Marketing
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Planning and Organising
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
    • Creativity
    • Influencing
  • Social Media and Marketing Volunteer

    EYE4CHANGE

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Applications closed on 02 Nov.

    We are looking for a confident and flexible individual with excellent communication skills to join our team and support the organisation through the next stages of development. The role would require raising the organisation’s online profile using social media and marketing of our provision.

    • InterestArts and Crafts, Education and Literacy, Health and Wellbeing, Media, Youth Work
    • ActivityAdministration, Advice, Information and Support, Events Management and Stewarding, IT Skills, Marketing, Teaching, Training and Leading
    • ProviderCommunity Organisations
    • Communication
    • Team Work
    • Planning and Organising
    • Leadership
    • Enterprise
    • Problem Solving
    • Reflection
    • IT Skills
    • Positive Attributes
    • Creativity
    • Influencing
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