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Volunteering Fair

Careers and Employability Service, London Metropolitan University

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 from 12:00 to 14:00 (BST)

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Current Students - No need to register, just turn up 12 Oct 2016 Free  
Alumni / recent graduates - please register here 12 Oct 2016 Free  

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12 NOON – 2PM



 (Nearest tube: Holloway Road)

Great voluntary work positions to enhance your CV

Learn new skills and make a difference!
Times to suit you - even just a few hours per month


“Do it! It is the most rewarding experience you could do whilst at London Met. Not only does it give you insight into the field in which you are pursuing a career in, but it also enables you to build upon skills that you cannot do within university. As above, you will meet people that will become close friends, and for that alone I advise volunteering." Ryan Browne - LLB Law, CAB volunteer. 

 Please note: all graduates and alumni must register to attend this event. Current students do not need to register. 


Organisations attending:


Action Tutoring

Action Tutoring is a fast growing educational charity, aiming to make the benefits of tutoring more widely available to pupils in schools across England.

We do this by recruiting high quality volunteers to tutor pupils in our partner schools. Action Tutoring particularly focuses on supporting pupils preparing for GCSEs in English and Maths

Our vision is a world in which no child's life chances are limited by their socio-economic background.

Volunteer role(s)

Maths & English Tutors


Age UK Islington

Founded in 1963 as Age Concern Islington, Age UK Islington is a charity that works with, and for, the older people of the London Borough of Islington.  Its work centres on quality of life, seeking to ensure that older people are able to maintain their self-respect and independence and that they are empowered to enjoy freedom of choice and equal opportunities. 

Volunteer role(s)

Enquiries Volunteer (Telephone)

Carers Hub Support Volunteer

Meet & Greet Volunteer (Enquiries Team)

Enablement Volunteer

Wellbeing Volunteer

Activities Caller (Telephone)

Admin & Reception Volunteer @ Drovers

Client Support Volunteer @ Drovers

Garment Making Volunteer Assistant

Jewellery Making Volunteer Tutor

Mosaic Volunteer Tutor

Print Making Volunteer Tutor

Song Sharing and Collecting Tutor

Walking Group Volunteers

Kitchen Volunteer @ Drovers

Volunteer IT Tutors @ Drovers

Get-Together Host – IT

Data entry for Carers Hub

Data entry for Activities



Barnardo’s is the children’s charity with the largest number of services on the ground in the UK: we run over 900 services in local communities. Our work includes reaching and helping children who have been sexually exploited, young people leaving the care system, children with a parent in prison and families struggling to cope. We find loving adoptive homes and foster placements for children in care.

Last year we transformed the lives of more than 200,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. We helped many more by campaigning to change policy and public opinion.

Volunteer role(s)

Marketing East Intern

Barnardo's Volunteer


Detention Action

Detention Action is a small cutting edge NGO working in the field of human rights. We support people held in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) near Heathrow and the Verne IRC in Dorset, as well as people held under immigration powers in London prisons. Our volunteers provide emotional and practical support and advice to people in immigration detention over the phone and in person. We ask volunteers to commit to 1 day a week for 6 months.

Volunteer role(s)

Advocacy and Support Volunteer and Visiting Volunteer


Dorcas Befriending

FCV Dorcas Befriending Project is a volunteer befriending scheme based in Islington, London N1.  Our volunteers befriend older people and disabled adults living in the local area, offering them social and practical support to enhance their quality of life and helping them to continue to live within their community.  Through regular befriending visits, we aim to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable elderly people and thereby to increase their well- being.

FCV DBP Befrienders are asked for a minimum commitment of one hour per week. Volunteers visit their client regularly and offer companionship to people who find themselves socially isolated.

Volunteer role(s)

Volunteer Befriender



Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering organisation that runs over 450 conservation and community development projects in over 60 countries across the world. Established in 1989, Frontier has over 25 years of experience in sending volunteers abroad on engaging and capacity building projects. By encouraging the combination of travel with volunteering, Frontier inspires people to step off the beaten path and make their travel meaningful; volunteers can gain qualifications and improve their personal development skills to help boost their CVs.

Volunteer role(s)

Internships in our London HQ


Future Frontiers

Future Frontiers is an award winning social enterprise that provides one-to-one careers guidance for pupils from low income backgrounds. Coaches are paired up with two pupils at a school that serves a low income community in London, providing one hour long coaching session each week for eight weeks. Coaches are given full training and matched to a school for the eight week programme.

Volunteer role(s)

Career Coach


Haringey Shed

Haringey Shed’s repertoire of inclusive theatre techniques and our ‘no auditions’ policy strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment in which every young person has a part to play and is valued and respected. We believe every young person, regardless of their ability and background should have access to a safe, respectful and creative environment. “Where everyone has a part to play” is a slogan that we are very proud of.

Volunteer role(s)

Creative Practitioners, Set and Costume Designers and a Stage Manager.


Here To Islington

Here To acts as an introductory service between communities, organisations and willing volunteers. If you answered yes to any of the questions above then you have come to the right place.

Here To aims to be an accessible and fun website that makes volunteering as easy as can be. We also act as a community engagement linker - working alongside community groups and organisations to develop interesting and exciting engagement opportunities which contribute towards Islington being an awesome place for everyone.

Volunteer role(s)

Volunteer Opportunities change regularly but there are more often than not around 50-70 different bitesize offers for local volunteers.


Jewish Deaf Association

JDA is dedicated to supporting everyone who is deaf or hard of hearing - people of all faiths and none, at all stages of life.

We are an independent, national charity offering professional support services, information and a range of social, cultural and educational programmes to the Deaf community, people with all levels of hearing loss, people experiencing Tinnitus, their friends, families and those caring for them.

Volunteer role(s)

Volunteer Hearing aid Technician

Activity Befriender


KEEN London

KEEN London is a charity that runs free sports and recreation sessions for children and young adults with disabilities. As well as our weekly games sessions there are also opportunities to become involved in special events, days out and residential weekends.

Volunteer role(s)

Volunteer Coach - Volunteer coaches are needed to help us run our weekly sessions.


Making The Leap

Making The Leap is a London based youth and social mobility charity that aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged school children and young people; by raising aspirations, increasing opportunities and changing young lives, we aim to help young Londoners to fulfil their potential. Our programmes provide young people with key skills and encourage self-development, whilst enhancing their understanding of the world of work and increasing their life chances. 

Volunteer role(s)

Future Skills Coach


Marie Curie

Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years – last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK. On a local level, we have a Hospice in Hampstead and at home nursing services across the London boroughs.

Volunteer role(s)

Fundraising volunteers

Intern positions in both the Fundraising Office in the Hampstead Hospice and Head Office in Vauxhall


Muslim Aid

Muslim Aid is a premier relief and development agency, dedicated to the alleviation of poverty across the world. We have offices in 12 countries, which focus on sustainable programmes, and provide relief and development programmes in over 70 countries.

Since 2014, our UK Programmes team has been running the Prisoner Rehabilitation Programme, which is a project that uses 1-2-1 mentoring to rehabilitate (ex)offenders back into the community. The programme is carried out in conjunction with our partners in three prisons in London: Wormwood Scrubs, ISIS and Feltham.

Volunteer role(s)

Prisoner Mentor


National Autistic Society

We are the leading UK charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Volunteer role(s)

Online Enquiry Assistant Volunteer

Helpline Assistant Volunteer

Supporter Care Assistant Volunteer

Front Of House Assistant Volunteer

Live Chat Volunteer


Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community hospice providing clinical, emotional and practical support to families of children and young people with life-limiting / life-threatening conditions in the North London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.

Living with a life limiting / life threatening diagnosis can place a family under enormous strain and Noah’s Ark provides a range of services such as Family Activities and Home Support aimed at supporting a family’s well-being and helping to make happy memories. Volunteers are required within these services, but are also needed to promote the charity and raise vital funds in order to make these services possible.

Volunteer role(s)

Family Activities Volunteer


Warehouse Assistant



Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller. This store sell a very wide variety of books and music across 2 floors. We specialise in literature, history and fine art books as well as offering fiction, academic, leisure, travel, religions and children's books.

Volunteer role(s)

Bookshop volunteer (General)

Online bookseller Amazon specialist


Prisoners Liaison Information and Advisory Services (PLIAS)

We are an organisation supporting adults from the age of 18 onwards who hold a criminal record. Our main objective is to support their re-reintegration back into society.

The support services offered are available to residents of the London boroughs of Brent and Harrow and other boroughs in West London.

Volunteer role(s)

Volunteer Mentor



Prospex are a local youth-based charity working within Islington North London. We strive to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged young people so they are able to fulfil their full potential. We work in areas of social deprivation and focus our work in and around the estates of the area. Many of the young people we work with are at risk, or are directly affected by gangs, drugs or anti-social behaviour.

Volunteer role(s)

Marketing and Publicity volunteer, Designer, Bookkeeper and Youth Club Volunteers



ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence.

We improve self-confidence and develop numeracy and literacy skills whilst reinforcing our core values of fairness, self-control, good judgement and staying power.

We do this through one-to-one mentoring with positive role models and team activities to promote leadership, trust and responsibility.

Volunteer role(s)

ReachOut Club Mentor


Resources for Autism

Resources for Autism is a Charity that aims to improve the lives of children and adults who are diagnosed with autism; providing practical autism specific services and support to families. Our services include Play and Youth Clubs, Art and Music Therapy, Adult Social Groups, Reach Out Volunteer Home Support and Information and signposting.

Volunteer role(s)

Reach Out Family Support



Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind or have sensory impairments.

Volunteer role(s)

Volunteering on a Sense Holiday

Volunteer as a Sense Buddy or Holiday Club volunteer in Tower Hamlets


St Joseph’s Hospice

St Joseph’s Hospice cares for and supports people affected by serious illness. We try to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions and help them live life to the full, to the very end. Supporting families and carers is also an important part of what we do.

Volunteer role(s)

Empowered Living Team Volunteer and Islington Bereavement Service


Voluntary Action Islington

We have over a thousand roles for regular volunteering, indoor and outdoor through the Accredited Volunteer Centre for Islington. We also have one-off roles for individuals or groups.

For Students who want to be involved in running Charities we offer support and opportunities to be Trustees or to set up their own Social Enterprises. We also provide online accredited training around volunteering leadership and management

Volunteer role(s)

Reception Volunteeer 

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London Metropolitan University
Holloway Road
N7 8DB London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 from 12:00 to 14:00 (BST)

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Careers and Employability Service, London Metropolitan University

Our Careers and Employability team is here to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience to become confident about making informed decisions to build a rewarding career

We offer:

* one to one careers advice and guidance and skills workshops

* access to the Job Shop that advertise paid work experience, placements/internships, part time, temporary work, graduate vacancies and volunteering

Remember, it is never too early to start planning you career.

Please have a look at www.londonmet.ac.uk/careers and come and see us soon.

Email: careers.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

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