Summer Volunteering Opportunities:
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What's on offer: Summer Placements:
Bow Arts Centre: Open Studio Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help with running our successful annual Open Studio event which attracts over 2,000 visitors. Our Bow Road and P1 studios will be open to the public, alongside our gallery and cafe in the Nunnery. The roles are setting up, bar work, gallery invigilation, stewarding and clearing up. Meet new people, share information about the local arts scene and gain valuable gallery invigilation and promotion skills.
Sign up here: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1028
Look Ahead Care and Support: Activity and Workshop Facilitator
Support the various classes: reading/writing, Exercise classes, Art classes, Creative writing, Healthy living workshops, CV writing, Other activities that promote ETE, physical and mental health and wellbeing. Opportunity to work with a range of individuals with varying support needs. Gaining experience leading and planning activities and workshops. Gaining experience working front-line in the care and charity sectors.
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Into University: Summer Youth Development Internship
Your role will be to help with the planning and provision of practical learning support and motivational, confidence-building activities for children and young people aged 7 -18. You could be designing engaging educational resources, delivering an inspiring Holiday FOCUS Programme to young people or updating classroom displays. You will decide on a specific project you would like to get stuck in to with your Team Leader. Develop skills and gain experience working with young people, and opportunities to design and deliver educational actvities. You will be part of the IntoUniversity team and based in a centre. Access ongoing advice, guidance and support.
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Ragged School Museum: Summer School Volunteering
Join us at the Ragged School Museum for a summer of gluing, cutting, sticking, pasting and other Blue Peter-inspired fun! We're looking for volunteers to help out with our popular Summer Holiday programme, working with children from all over London. It's great fun and a perfect opportunity for someone wanting to gain experience in working with children or in heritage. This is also a fantastic way to get to know the local community.
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Kith and Kids: Summer Project: Support children with disabilities
Our Summer Project runs from Monday 12th - Friday 23rd August and is based in North London. We need a large team of volunteers to support members with a disability in loads of creative and leisure activities. Activities on the project include outings, art, sports, games, crafts, video, music, dance, yoga... and more! 3 days' full training provided.
Sign up here: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1046
Alcohol Concern: Volunteer Blogger
Join our youth driven campaign called It's The Drink Talking. The campaign will be built partly around a lively and engaging blog project, a journalistic platform authored entirely by young people, looking at the many social issues bound up with alcohol. This will mean a great deal of opportunities for blogging, video production, citizen journalism, and local campaigning.Have your voice heard, your writing published, and your skills developed. Freedom to write in your own way and on issues that you are interested in. Get a profile page on our campaign site, with articles promoted and cross-published elsewhere.
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Westminster Befriend a Family: Wesbite Writers
Website content writer needed to develop unique content for our charity websites, organisation web properties and newsletter, social policy, benefit changes, including technical writing. Great if you are interested in marketing, social media, policy of the welfare state.
Sign up here: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1053
Leaders In Community (LiC): Community Festivals
Help out with the creative workshops during festivals: help make masks, lanterns and just help to entertain the young people.
15th June: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1036
29th June: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1037
6th July: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1038
Or: Help encourage young people to realise their full potential through linking them with inspiring members of the community, who will share experiences, support and inspire them to make positive decisions around their education and career path. Mentoring sessions take place every Fridays from 5pm-8pm with groups of young people 16-24 from the Poplar Area.
Every other Friday: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1035
St John's Hospice: Events Volunteer
St John's Hospice relied on its events to raise vital funds to keep the hospice running. But they need volunteers to help the events to run smoothly. Gain experience in running events, working in a small charity, teamwork, and communication skills.
3rd July: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1025
12/13th July: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1026
Action on Hearing Loss: Office Assistant, Supporter Care
Assist with administrative tasks within the Supporter Care and Income Processing teams at Action on Hearing Loss. Assist in the recording of information on the supporter database. Stuffing envelopes for supporter mailings and sending out packs to event participants.
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Action on Hearing Loss:
To help and provide support to the current groundskeeper in maintaining the surrounding gardens at Brondesbury Road. The garden is extremely important because people with hearing loss need to use their other senses to have the same experiences as we do. The garden means that people can experience the colours of the flowers, the wildlife, the feel of the weather and the smells and tastes of the plants. Volunteers are desperately needed to maintain and improve the garden, with a new summer house area.
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Association of Jewish Refugees: Befriender
Visit lonely and isolated elderly clients suffering with memory loss in order to stimulate and enhance their lives. Share the enjoyment of reading, art, music, cooking or other hobbies with them. Full training in working with Survivors/Refugees with dementia will be given together with a full background to the person and their past interests and hobbies.
Sign up here: http://www.providevolunteering.org/OpportunityDetails.aspx?ID=1039
If you want to Apply for one of these opportunities or any other Summer
opportunities then get hints and tips here, and know your rights as a volunteer!
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We have tried to compile a list of placements which are up to 3 days of volunteering a week. This means that students are able to maintain part-time jobs alongside their volunteering and so the volunteering opportunities we promote are as equal as possible.
The links to opportunities listed on this page have been listed in good faith. QMSU's Provide Volunteering is not responsible for content on external organisation's websites. At the time of posting these links the opportunities meet the guidelines outlined above, however, as websites are constantly changing and updating Provide Volunteering cannot ensure that the opportunities listed on external websites always meet our guidelines. It is up to you as a student to ensure that any opportunity you are applying for meets the basic guidelines outlined as above.