Current projects

Here you can find a list of current student-led projects that we have going on. These projects are here for you to involved with whether you're looking just to give it a go once or become a project manager. To keep up to date with all of the activities that we're creating in volunteering like our facebook page.

Check back soon for more opportunities

 

Volunteer with the Students' Union
Freshers Fair

This coming Septmeber the Studnets Union will be hosting a huge range of welcome events, fairs and enagement programmes to promote what the Studnets' Union does and how it benefits studnets time at LSBU. To run these events we need an army of volunteers to welcome students, direct people help with advise and information and to support or events alongside staff members. 

The roles are various but fun you'll get to meet loads of new people and really help someone in there first few days at LSBU. If you're interested then please complete the form via the link below. 

Benefits

Any hours you volunteer with the Students' Union will be logged in your volunteer log book which can be accreditated as a HEAR (Higher Education Acheivement Report) activity and there are different levels of recognition for the hours and volunteering completed. Post Freshers volunteer thank you event, awards for activities you perform and access to some events you support. There are many more but to find out please email ae@lsbsu.org 

 

 Pub Quiz

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00-8:30pm
Location: Venue Bar in the Student Centre

This year the pub quiz is bigger and better than ever. Each week the quiz has approximately 50+ students who participate in the chance to win a jackpot cash prize plus other prizes. LSBSU are looking for a volunteer who can help support and deliver this event to the high standard that it has grown to. This involves helping with the set up and shut down, carrying our registration, collecting entry money from teams, operating the presentation, sound or lighting and data capture. The ideal person must be confident in speaking to a wide range of students and have a passion for delivering excellent customer service. They must also be able to think of the spot where needed.

To find our more information and to apply please email kristie@lsbsu.org

 

Victim Support: Fundraiser Volunteers

Closing Dates: Ongoing
Commitment: 

  • Victim Support fundraising activities can take place during the day, evening or at weekends so you can get involved when it is convenient for you.

Are you fun, enthusiastic and outgoing? We are looking for people just like you to provide fundraising support to help raise funds and awareness of what we can do to help those affected by crime.

What will I be doing?

  • Being an active member of a team of local fundraising volunteers
  • Helping to set up and being involved in community based fundraising events and activities such as sponsored events, bucket collections, cake sales, dinners etc
  • Researching possible local supporters including local business owners, celebrities or other influential locals
  • Promoting Victim Support at student events

 

To apply for roles at Victim Support please download this form, fill in your details and send it to Sam.Allen@victimsupport.org.uk

 

RISE: Internships (Various Roles)

Closing Dates: Ongoing

Roles available:

Head of CommunicationsDo you have the creativity to expand RISE on social media? We are looking for innovative ways to make RISE different We want to expand our reach, can you help take us there? As well as heading up our media expansion, you will work on updating the RISE website, managing communications through Mail Chimp and writing press releases. Experience in managing social media platforms, knowledge of website management with experience of CMS website development are desirable. Excellent written and oral communications evidence will be required. 

Finance Manager: Do you want the rare experience of helping to manage an International Development Charity's UK accounts?  You will be given the invaluable skills such as developing, reviewing and adjusting budget and financial forecasting for our UK programme. Experience working with budgets and financial models is required, as well as the confidence and capability to use Excel. 

Manager of RISE Fundraising Events: Are you organised and efficient? Do you enjoy logistics and planning? You can learn invaluable skills by managing the organisation of one of our RISE events. You will need to bring ideas forward for future events, manage event programmes and lead on the planning and implementation of event organisation. Event mangement experience, coordinating suppliers and liaising with event attendees is required. Excellent project management skills and attention to detail, with evidence of ecxellent written and oral communication skills. 

To find out more about these roles or apply please click here to contact Louise

 

 

Tennis2Bee: Volunteer Roles (Various)

Closing Dates: Ongoing 

Location: South West London 

Tennis2Bee is recruiting for new volunteers to get involved with their work. You can volunteer your time in different areas such as Data Entry, Coaching, Fundraising, Bookkeeping, Social Media, Events and Leafleting. Benefits of volunteering your time with Tennis2Bee including being part of an exclusive team, the chance to grow your skills in different areas and experience different things. You will be provided with a free DBS check, free Sunday play with the organisation, free tickets to the events they hold and the added opportunity to develop yourself personally with courses that are relevant to your role. 

To find out more about the opportunity please contact Tennis2Bee.

 

 

 

Trailblazers: Volunteer Mentor 

Closing Date: Ongoing recruitment 

Location: HMP/YOI Isis in Thamesmead SE London, HMP Wandsworth SW London.

Commitment: Long term 

Trailblazers is charity that works with young people (mentees) inside prison, and after their release into the community to enable them to live responsibly and purposefully without reoffending. You will be required to meet with a mentee on a weekly basis whilst they are in prison as well as provide support after their release and maintain regular contact, and where possible, meet with them. You will be responsible for providing the mentee with practical support and encouragement making sure deadlines are adhered to. 

You will be supported by the Project Manager, to ensure that the mentee is aware of additional support available to them as well as researching into facilities and opportunities for them - which can include housing, education and employment. As required you may be asked to communicate with other agencies such as Probation and Youth Offeding Team - making them aware of any occasion where harm to others or the mentee is either taking place, planned or suspected. 

If interested please contact info@trailblazersmentoring.org.uk to find out more information on how to apply! 

 

KEEN London: Volunteer for Children with Disabilities! 
Closing Date: Ongoing recruitment

Location: South London (Vauxhall) 

Commitment: Once a month (2-3 hours normally) on weekends

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. 

Volunteers are needed to help run weekly sessions. Each athlete (child or young adult) is paired with a volunteer coach for individual support. This means that each athlete benefits from one-to-one attention and parents can leave their children in a secure and safe environment. Volunteers will also learn how to work and play with children who have a wide range of additional needs. 

You need no experience for this role, but rather an enthusiasm for this kind of activity. You are offered full training and support, and a range of education sessions including autism awareness, behaviour management, session leading and accredited training in MAKATON (a sign language used by many children with special needs). 

To get in touch with KEEN London please click here. 

 

 

Royal Trinity Hospice: Befriending Volunteer

Closing Date: Ongoing

Location: South London 

Role Description: The Trinity Hospice Volunteer Befriending Service will provide support to patients with progressive, life-limirting illnesses who are living in Trinity Hospice's Central and South West London community. The role provides valuable and much needed support for patients and an opportunity for carers and families to take a break from caring responsibilities. The role is flexible and the support you offer will vary according to the needs of the patient and their family and carers, Typical tasks undertaken include emotional support (chatting with, listening to or reading to a patient), practical support (accompanying them to an appointment, social group or the shops), providing a break for families and carers. 

You are not expected to provide personal care, counselling or advice or cooking and cleaning. You will have full comprehensive training and ongoing support and supervision to ensure you can be confident and have the skills to carry out the role. 

For more information please email the Volunteer Coordinator. 

 

 

Reach Out: Volunteer Mentor (Various Roles)

Closing Date: Ongoing Recruitment 

Location: London (Different Areas) 

Roles Available:

-ReachOut Club Mentor (working with primary school children Y6, afternoons only)

-ReachOut Academy Mentor (working with Secondary School 11-16 year olds, 6pm - 8pm)

-ReachOut ACE Mentor (working with 14-18 year olds 6pm -8pm)

ReachOut is a mentoring Charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. On each of the projects successful volunteers will spend an hour working one-to-one with a young person in a classroom environment supporting them with English, Maths and other activities. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with other extra-curricular activities designed to engage young people and help them develop in character and confidence. 

Before you begin mentoring you will receive comprehensive face to face training to ensure that you are well equipped to begin mentoring. All you need to spare is an hour or two each week for a minimum of 6 months and are committed, enthusiastic and positive. You will need to complete a DBS check, provide references and attend training before.

To find out how to apply please contact volunteer@lsbsu.org

 

 

 

Pact: Various Volunteer Roles

Closing Date: Ongoing 

Roles available:

-Youth Worker Volunteer

-Helpline Volunteer, Courts Volunteer

-Basic Caring Communities Befriending Volunteer 

-Prisoner Family and Friends Befriending Volunteer. 

There are many roles available to volunteer your time with at PACT. Each one plays a vital role in working on providing emotional support to prisoners or their friends and family. Each role above varies in key tasts, duties and responsibilities but full training is provided for each of them. 

If you think you could make a difference to prisoners lives, their family or friends lives as a Volunteer please contact volunteer@lsbsu.org to find out more about each role, and how to apply.

 

 

Peckham Befrienders: Befriender Volunteer

Closing Date: Ongoing

Are you Black or of Minority Ethnic (BME) Origin?

Are you available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.00pm - 7.00pm?

Volunteers are needed to support Southwark based Mental Health Service Users. Whatever your background, skills and experiences are, you are needed in this uniwue volunteer programme.The programme has evolved from the dedication of SLaM (South London and Maudsley) Hospital and various BME focused organisations to support service users. Free training is available to all that are succesful in their application.

If interested please contact volunteer@lsbsu.org

 

 

1 of 1 World: Videographer/Photographer Opportunities

Closing Date: Ongoing

A new organisation, One of One World, is looking for budding photographers and videographers to get involved on a part time voluntary basis working with clients in and around London. There is also the opportunity to branch out into the rest of the United Kingdom.

The organisation works hard with their volunteers to get portfolio's built up to a high level for people of all backgrounds and calibres. This means that after building up the portfolio on a voluntary basis it could lead to paid work in and around London. 

If interested please email volunteer@lsbsu.orgwith a brief blurb about yourself, your experience and why you would like to get involved in this opportunity.  

 

Cancer Research UK: Shop Volunteer 

Closing Date: Ongoing 

Last year over 550 Cancer Research UK Charity Shops raised an incredible £91 million to help beat cancer sooner and this wouldn't have been possible without their fantastic volunteers. The role shop volunteers play is vital, as they are the face of the charity and make a big difference to how the public see them and the work they do - also it's a lot of fun! 

Cancer Research UK are currently looking for volunteers to get involved in a range of different tasks within their shops from serving customers on the till, to helping put together eye catching window displays. There is a role for everyone! 

Ideally - they would like students who are able to help for a minumum of two hours per week with the flexibility to offer shifts around your studies. 

All role descriptions can be found here.  If you are unsure where your nearest shop is please use the Cancer Research UK Search Engine. 

 

 

Volunteer Drop Ins at Volunteer Centre Southwark

Closing Date: Ongoing

Volunteer Centre Southwark are keen to introduce all students to volunteering and are looking for students to get involved with the many projects that they have available. If you want to find out more about volunteering in Southwark they hold drop in sessions at Peckham Job Centre Hub from 11am-2pm on the first Wednesday of every month. 

They also offer volunteer advice drop ins where you can go to find out more about finding the right volunteering opportunity for your needs, how to get involved and what you need to know as a volunteer.  The drop in sessions take place at Cambridge House, Southwark where you can speak to an advisor. They run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm. 

 

 

St George the Martyr Church

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: London (Borough High Street )

St George the Martyr Church is recruiting for new volunteers to help out during their New heritage autumn exhibition as tour guides and help out with other activities. To find out more about the opportunity please contact sarah@stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk and visit www.stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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