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Holloway Road Campus Roding Building - TM3-03

London Metropolitan University

236-250 Holloway Road

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N7 8DB

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LONDON MET CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE PRESENTS THE

VOLUNTEERING FAIR

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

12:00-14:00

TM3-03 (Roding Building)

HOLLOWAY ROAD

(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
  • Help finding a work placement!

“I’m studying Accounting and Finance, so here I’m putting into practice what I’m learning at Uni. I’m becoming more professional, working out what to expect from a working environment, and learning key skills like attention to detail.” Usman Boie-Kamara, Accounting and Finance BA, Pembroke House Finance Assistant

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


Organisations attending:

National AIDS Trust

NAT is the UK's HIV policy and campaigns charity. We promote the rights of people living with HIV and we won't stop fighting until people living with HIV have the health and equality they deserve.

Volunteer roles: World AIDS Day event organiser, Student fundraiser, Student bucket shaker


Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives is a national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of diverse people of African and Caribbean descent in Britain.

Volunteer roles: Exhibition Guide, Workshop Assistant, Library Assistant and Cafe


POhWER

We are a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Our independent, free services reach individuals struggling with particular challenges in their lives.

Volunteer roles: Volunteer Advocate


Circles South East (London Project)

Circles South East is an award winning Criminal Justice charity which works with groups of volunteers to support, monitor and safely reintegrate registered sexual offenders in the community. A Circle is a group of trained volunteers working with a high risk sexual offender (Core Member) in their community; reducing isolation and loneliness and subsequently reducing the risk of reoffending. Volunteers are also equipped to monitor the behaviour of their Core Member, assisting Police, Probation and other partnership agencies in the management of that person’s risk. Volunteers are provided with appropriate training and are supervised and supported by specialist professionals.

Volunteer roles: Circle of Support and Accountability


Literacy Pirates

The Literacy Pirates is an innovative educational charity supporting young people aged 9-13 to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance that will help them achieve both in school and the world beyond. With the support of Volunteer Crewmates, our Young Pirates collaborate with professionals to publish their writing in the form of storybooks, studio recordings and films which are premiered in a local cinema. On average our Young Pirates improve their reading age 52% faster than age related expectations – so in 9 months aboard our ship they make an average of 14 months progress.

Volunteer roles: Literacy Support Volunteer (Crewmate) and Student Ambassador


Making The Leap

We are a London-based charity that improves social mobility by raising the aspirations of, and increasing opportunities for, young people between the ages of 11 and 25.

Volunteer roles: Become a Future Skills Coach and deliver our Aspiration and Character Education programme in secondary schools which increases confidence, builds character and raises the aspirations of London’s disadvantaged schoolchildren.


Chance UK

For every child in the UK to feel happy about themselves, realise their potential, and be confident in their ability to build a brighter future.

Volunteer roles: Volunteer Mentor


Choices

Choices is a Community Interest Company dedicated to changing the lives of people in our community. We have a holistic approach in tackling social and economic issues that affect the well being of our clients. Our volunteering opportunities lead to employment for people that statutory agencies may find difficult to work with.
We offer an effective method of life and career coaching as well as addressing housing, homelessness, benefits, employment and other social issues.

Volunteer roles: Advisor Volunteer, Business Administration Support Volunteer, Communications Volunteer, Event Planning Volunteer, IT Tutor/Assistant Volunteer, Partnership Involvement Volunteer


Age UK Islington

Are you interested in being a telephone friend, host activities, promote our services, be an admin or a tutor? Then we have the volunteering role for you, 2 to 4 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays, 10am – 4pm, either at our offices in Islington or out in the community.

Volunteer roles: Wellbeing, Guided Choices, Outreach, Admin, Activity Host, Activity Tutor


Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK. We have lots of volunteer roles for you to choose from including events, raising awareness, fundraising, supporting dementia services and side by side. No matter how much time you can give, there will be something to suit you.

Volunteer roles: Lasting Power of Attorney, Side By Side, Singing for the Brain, Telephone Support Volunteer, Memory Walks, Dementia Café, Volunteer Fundraising Group


Housing for Women

We are an independent charity and Housing Association working to improve the lives of women who have faced inequalities. Our work is focused on the provision of good quality, affordable homes and related support services across London, ensuring a stable foundation to enable women to live independently.

Volunteer roles: Older Tenants Befrienders, Refuge Support Volunteers, Finance and Resources Volunteer,
Volunteer Administrator, Housing Services, Repairs, Supported Housing


All We Can

All We Can is an international relief and development charity, working in some of the world's poorest communities. All We Can helps find solutions to poverty by engaging with local people and organisations to end the suffering caused by inequality and injustice.

Volunteer roles: Office Volunteer(s)


Holloway Neighbourhood Group

Holloway Neighbourhood Group runs 2 Centres in the Holloway area of Islington: i) the Old Fire Station Community Centre: where we deliver a busy timetable of activities to support health, wellbeing, and community cohesion and provide space for other community groups to meet and deliver their own activities, ii) The Stress Project: where we provide low-cost counselling and complementary therapies, and social and emotional support for people with mental health problems and stress-related illness.

Volunteer roles: Reception volunteers, drop in volunteers, marketing support, admin volunteers, gardening faciitators, marketing research, complementary therapists, mens group assistant


YHA England and Wales

YHA England and Wales has youth hostels in amazing locations in cities, towns, the countryside and by the sea. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to discover, explore and experience something new and what better way than through volunteering. Our mission is to reach out and enhance the lives of all young people, with the goal of reaching over one million young people every year. As a volunteer with YHA you will contribute towards young people's experiences, giving them life skills like travelling independently, team working and inspiring them to aim high in their own lives.

Volunteer roles: a range of residential and non-residential volunteering opportunities including helping us run our hostels, fun group working holidays helping us paint, redecorate, garden and landscape, and you can spend a week at our summer camps looking after a group of children and giving them an amazing experience.


London Met Sustainability Team

London Met is committed to continually reducing its environmental impact and to using resources in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. We recognise our role in leading carbon reduction both through the management of our University and through education, research and our wider role within society.

Volunteer roles: Social Media Volunteer


Richard House Children' Hospice

Richard House Children's Hospice based in East London, provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London. Find out more about how Richard House Children’s Hospice cares for children and supports the whole family, from residential clinical care, to music therapy to enable a child with sensory needs to communicate through sound, to end of life care with pre and post bereavement support for all the family.

Volunteer roles: Community ambassador, Retail, Community Fundraiser, E/bay assistant, Collection box coordinator, Bucket collection Volunteer, Van Driver, Videographer


Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters is a national charity that offers volunteer roles aimed at empowering those who are disadvantaged in the community. We engage more than 23,000 volunteers and 115,000 beneficiaries every year through more than 100 active programmes across the UK. Our vison is to enable active participation in their local community through volunteering and social action.

Volunteers supporting families is a programme running in Waltham Forest and Greenwich. We recruit and train volunteers who will support families refereed to us by social services for a minimum of 6 months. The support we ask volunteers to provide varies from family to family, ranging from practical to pastoral support. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get experience working with families/children or go into social work.


Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with poverty, and we work together to end this injustice for everyone. Thousands of talented people already commit their time to make this happen. Oxfam is its people; our staff, volunteers, supporters, partners and the communities we work with.

Volunteer roles: Volunteer Shop Assistant, Volunteer Till Operator


Stroke Association

We're here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Volunteer roles: General volunteer roles at our various owned and third party events such as Cheer point volunteer at Virgin money London marathon, Photographer etc.


Swadhinata Trust

The Swadhinata Trust is a non-partisan secular Bengali heritage organisation set up in 2000 by a group of community & youth workers to raise youth awareness about Bengali history, culture and heritage by establishing resources for British Bengali community and the general public in the field of education, research and the creative arts.

Volunteer roles:


KEEN London

KEEN London is the only charity in London providing one-to-one support at free sports and activity sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities. We believe no child should miss out on the benefits of sports and physical activity. With the support of our amazing volunteers, our weekly sessions give our athletes the chance to play games, make friends and, most importantly, have fun!

Volunteer roles: Volunteer coach


Outward

Outward is a forward-thinking and inclusive charity, working across ten London boroughs to support people to live with dignity and purpose. We support people with learning disabilities and provide a specialised service that supports people on the autism spectrum, older people, people with mental health issues, and young people at risk. Our work is diverse, from supporting people to live independently in their own homes to providing safe, secure accommodation and tailored support when and where it is needed. Everything we do is about enabling people to have greater choice, independence and control over how they live their own lives.

Volunteer roles: Befrienders and Activity Assistants in support and care services

Volunteer Centre Islington

We offer support and advice for both people wanting to offer their own time and organisations looking to recruit volunteers and manage them as a part of their workforce.

Volunteer roles: We run the Volunteer Centre in Islington. We will promote the most suitable opportunities for the students in Islington


Herpes Viruses Assoc. and Shingles Support Society

Patient support charity - helpline, website, leaflets, magazines, vlogs, etc.

Volunteer roles: Administrative assistant - but this is a 2-person office so lots of activities happen which we'd like help with...

Axis Educational Trust

Axis Educational Trust is a registered charity which aims to strengthen overall academic ability, broaden life-time opportunities, and encourage social cohesion by improving pupils’ literacy, numeracy and social skills from early ages. Providing high quality, coordinated affordable supplementary education and extra-curricular activities to primary and secondary school pupils.

We are currently operating in 8 centres, 7 of which are in Greater London. Full time centres are in Croydon, Welling, Ponder End, North Finchley, Hendon and Chatham as well as a Saturday School in Walthamstow. Our students generally are underachieving in their schools and may come from a diverse background representing migrant and minority ethnic communities but particularly from low-income families or socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. Maths, English and Science through more concentrated teacher-pupil time, different ethos to the mainstream schools, effective use of unique printed or online learning resources and weekly reporting.

Volunteer roles: Centre Manager Assistant, Assistant Tutor, Fundraiser

Muslim Aid

NGO based and founded in the UK with over 30 years of delivering aid and assistance to those in need globally.

Volunteer roles: volunteering opportunities at Muslim Aid

The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust are a health and wellbeing charity based in Upper Holloway in Islington. Our mission is to help people take action to change their lives for the better. Our services promote mental and physical health and wellbeing and increase social inclusion.

Volunteer roles: Mental Health Champions (Volunteering Programme) Referrals to The Wellbeing Service

London Canal Museum

London Canal Museum is dedicated to educating and inspiring our visitors with the history of London’s canals – how they’ve shaped London’s development, the ordinary people that lived and worked on them, as well as the entrepreneurs who profited from them. We want to pass on the heritage of the canals so that future generations can learn about London’s industrial and social past.

Volunteer roles: Front of House volunteer

Advice4Renters

We want to transform the private renting sector and its standards, through access to Legal Advice and our Renters Rights Campaign. Under One Roof, our Mentoring and Befriending project, matches mentors 1:1 with any client needing practical assistance beyond any legal help with their housing.

Volunteer roles: Mentor & Floating Mentor

ReachOut

ReachOut partners with schools in disadvantaged communities to support young people aged 9 to 16 referred to us for one of the following reasons: low academic attainment, low confidence, behaviour issues, or because their teachers believe they would benefit from the support of a role model. These young people are partnered with a volunteer mentor who meets up with them at ReachOut's after-school projects.

Volunteer roles: Volunteer Mentor

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You need to carry your London Met student ID/alumni membership card to gain entry into the University buildings. Minors need to be signed in and accompanied as per the University's policy.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Tower Building is on Holloway Road tube station (Piccadilly Line). There is no parking facility.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please e-mail volunteering@londonmet.ac.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

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London Metropolitan University

236-250 Holloway Road

London

N7 8DB

United Kingdom

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