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Volunteer Network Centre Newham

 

Latest Opportunities

This is a selection of our latest opportunities, if any of these opportunities appeal to you, please come into our office and register with us. You're welcome to drop in even if these don't appeal, we have many more opportunities on our database which may suit you better.

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Please note: Many of these opportunities will require DBS checks and, at present, we have no opportunities available for under 16's.

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Art Teacher
Volunteers will work with children age 3-15 years from refugee and migrant families. The art teacher will be responsible for teaching arts and crafts which involves drawing and painting.
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Bucket Collector
Throughout the year we hold bucket collections all over London, so we need volunteers to give as little as an hour of their time each! All you have to do is choose a time and day that works best for you, come along and help us raise vital funds.
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Building and Site Maintenance
Clearing, cleaning, repairs, decorating, etc. of site and buildings, both inside and outside.
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Care Line Volunteers
We are recruiting for care line volunteers to take calls on our national 24 hour care line. Calls come in from anyone needing emotional support from diagnosis of a blood cancer onwards and all the way throughout their journey.
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Citizen TV Makers
We produce news reports that get behind the headlines and provide a critical view point on current affairs. We need volunteers interested in making fresh ideas matter as citizen TV makers. The opportunities are vast.
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Collection Box Coordinator
Do you have your own transport and a few days to spare each month? We need volunteers to collect and replace boxes in their local community. You choose when and where you collect, and bring the boxes back to us monthly.
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Film Makers
We are recruiting young volunteers (16 to 25 years old) to create a series of videos that put the mysterious world of bio-medical science under the microscope. Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely for those who have an inquisitive mind.
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General Volunteer
Are you able to help make a difference to others in a small way? Helping Hands offers help to those in need by offering to do practical tasks and a befriending service. Come and help us in a small way to make a big difference !
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Greenway Orchard Green Gym Volunteer
The Green Gym is a great way to keep fit and improve your health and wellbeing in a local nature reserve. All are welcome, no experience necessary to join FREE weekly sessions with us at the Greenway Orchard.
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Group Support Volunteer (Newham)
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the setting up and running of a social group (peer support group) which will be held in the borough of Newham. Volunteers will be enable members to enjoy their visits to the group.
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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapists and Manicurist
Your role will be to work with patients, carers and family members in our Newham Satellite Hub or in patients homes. There will be the opportunity to work with clients on a 1:1 basis or to design and run group workshops.
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Help A Child Learn Something New
For the right volunteer, you will be providing invaluable support and enrichment to a lively bunch of primary age children in a safe environment.
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Helpline Volunteer
You will be part of a team where the heart of their work is supporting people living with arthritis. You will take calls from people ringing the Helpline and identify the needs of the caller, escalating the call to a member of staff, taking down contact information for a call back or answering any queries.
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Household Goods Volunteer
Helping sort donations of household goods looking out for unusual or valuable items. Pricing crockery, ornaments and glass wear depending on conditions. Arranging bric-a-brac into themed displays such as kitchenware and crockery.
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Independent Custody Visitor
Independent custody visitors visit police stations unannounced to check on the treatment and welfare of people held in police custody. Once a week two visitors from a local panel attend a police station at random to speak to detainees.
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Link up Volunteer
We have a new London based service which aims to enable people with sight loss (aged 18+) living in London to attend events and participate in activities with the support of a volunteer.
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Meeting Support Volunteers
We currently require reliable and sociable volunteers to offer support at their meetings and social activities.
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Mentor
Mentoring offenders; Drug and alcohol support; Helping people back into training and work; Supporting children, young people and families; Helping people improve their skills; Reducing the risk of homelessness
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Nature Conservationist
We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in conservation, to help with cleaning, planing and preserving/developing natural habitats for wildlife on site.
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Online Citizen TV - do you have a story to tell?
We provide award winning, practical, free 'on the job' training in all aspects of film-making for 16-25 year olds in London. We teach the basics of camera, sound, lighting and grapple with challenging ideas.
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Present Wrapping
The role will be wrapping presents for shoppers and taking donations, the day will include; wrapping gifts, collecting donations, raising awareness and handing out leaflets about our upcoming events.
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Railway Project Volunteer
To assist with the conservation and maintenance of all locomotives, rolling stock, trackwork and other fittings.
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Reading Helper
We look for individuals who have a passion for literacy themselves and who are also able to help young people realise their potential.
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Reading Helpers
Our aim is to help children who are struggling with reading and needs a boost. Providing them with opportunity to build their self-esteem. You will be required to read with the children, play board games and provide a listening ear.
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Retail Assistant (Wanstead, South Woodford, Barking, Barkingside, Chigwell, Dagenham)
Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. Our Volunteer Retail Assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities.
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Safety Systems Maintenance Volunteer
Working with the Health & Safety Coordinator following current legislation.
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Stewarding Volunteer
To assist our staff with 'front of house' duties in providing a high quality service to visitors.
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Stock Preparation Volunteer
Helping sort donations of clothes, shoes and accessories into saleable stock and items for recycling. Preparing stock for sale by hanging, sizing, steaming and ticketing each item.
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Stock Room Assistant (Wanstead, South Woodford, Barking, Barkingside, Chigwell, Dagenham)
As a Stock Room Volunteer, your key role will be to make sure that quality stock is made ready to go on sale in the store. Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation.
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The Armoury Steward
Help visitors to enjoy and learn from the exhibits in the Farewell To Arms collection. Duties include welcoming visitors, and engaging with them.
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Tour Guide
To lead/assist guided walks of the site, give introductory talks and guide on the land train tours.
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Tractor/Land Train Driver
To drive the tractor pulling the trailer for Land Train tours in a safe manner. To assist staff with the operating requirements of the land train, including helping the visitors on/off and operating the lift. To work as a part of a team.
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Trainee Electrician
This role is a 12 week full time voluntary trainee position, it will give you the opportunity to work alongside a qualified Electrician, so you can understand how work is allocated and then carried out.
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Trainee Plumber
This role is a 12 week full time voluntary trainee position, it will give you the opportunity to work alongside a qualified Plumber, so you can understand how work is allocated and then carried out.
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Vision Independence Volunteer (East London)
Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, we aim to empower groups of blind and partially sighted 18-25 year olds to gain emotional and practical skills, and build confidence. Join our team of East London volunteers, make a real difference.
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Visitor Experience Volunteers
As a Visitor Experience volunteer you will have the chance to meet a variety of people, make friends and learn new skills working alongside knowledgeable and experienced volunteers and members of staff.
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Warehouse Volunteer
Help collect, sort, and mix re-usable paint so it can be redistributed for use in the local community.
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Youth Leader
Interested in becoming a Youth Leader or a Youth Support Leader with St John Ambulance? If you would like to inspire young people. We have a Cadet programme that provides young people with the development opportunities to help them achieve.
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