Here are just a few of the hundreds of available volunteering opportunities currently available from across Haringey...

Parent Champions

Do you live in Haringey? 
Have a child under 5?
Enjoy talking to other parents?
Able to volunteer for two to four hours a week?

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Parent Champions are volunteers who give up some of their spare time to support other parents like themselves.

They are happy to approach people about free under-five early learning and encourage families to access local services. It is a great way to enhance skills and boost personal development.

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Lordship Hub - Café Assistants

Lordship Hub is a fantastic community building at the heart of Lordship Rec, Tottenham. It is run by a co-operative of local residents for and with park users.

Our café is a welcoming and friendly meeting place for park users and offers freshly cooked, affordable food. We also run a range of activities for local residents.

We are looking for Volunteer Café Assistants to help out. Volunteers are a vital part of the running of Lordship Hub . You can volunteer for a few hours a week between the hours of 9am-6pm. Learn new skills, have fun and play an active role in your local community.

We will provide you with a meal and a drink during your session. You will receive training for all tasks. Long term volunteers will be offered certificated training. You can also claim Time Credits.

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Solace Women's Aid - Floating Support Volunteer

Solace Women's Aid Floating Support service are looking for an organised and efficient volunteer to support their team in Haringey. This role will involve working closely with case workers to understand their position, admin duties, service user involvement, sign posting and case note recording.

The ideal volunteer should have a good telephone manner, excellent communication skills and be able to show empathy to service users. Volunteers will be given a good grounding into issues that service users face and will learn how to best support women who are experiencing or who have experienced abuse. 

Deadline for applications is 17th February 2020.

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Grace Organisation - Volunteer to Help the Elderly

Grace Organisation provides caring and affordable place of peace and wellbeing to enhance the lives of elderly/vulnerable adults - nurturing the body, mind and soul of our community.

A few hours a week can really make a difference to someone's life.

They are looking for...

- Drivers
- Organists & Singers (for our church service)
- Kitchen assistants and help with making refreshments
- Carers and help with activities
- Support for people with dementia

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Haringey Pirates - Literacy Volunteers

The Haringey Pirates are an innovative education 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.

In our unconventional learning spaces young people work on reading and creative writing projects with one-to-one support from volunteers. The 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 Crewmates are central to our project, and we are looking to take on 250 new recruits as we expand to support more and more children across Haringey. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in supporting local young people.

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MoonWalk - Event Volunteer Superstars Needed

Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 2,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk London on Saturday 16th May 2020 from Clapham Common! Get down and boogie with 15,000 woman and men walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising millions for breast cancer!

We recruit thousands of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.

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Silver Active Ambassador

Silver Active is an exciting project offering a fun programme of free sports and social activities at Sheltered Housing Hubs and other community venues in Tottenham. The project is open to all Haringey and neighbouring borough residents aged 55+, aiming to bring the community together and encourage participation in physical activity. In order for the programme to be sustainable, we need Haringey residents to build it with our support.

They are looking for someone to actively be a champion for the programme, help recruit participants and spread the word about the benefits of joining in.

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Different Strokes - Volunteer Administrator

Different Strokes is a charity run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors of working age. Through active self-help and mutual support we aim to help younger stroke survivors optimise their recovery, take control of their lives and regain as much independence as possible. 

We are looking for a volunteer administrator to carry out a range of administrative tasks. These will include supporting members to complete application and other forms, organise and file all documents using both manual and electronic systems, support adult education tutors with a range of administrative tasks, update website etc.

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Jacksons Lane - Broadway Brunch Volunteers

Broadway Brunch is a vibrant, fortnightly social lunch run for residents over 55 living in Homes for Haringey’s supported housing schemes. It takes place on the 2nd and 4th week of every month in a different housing scheme each time. Up to 30 older residents enjoy a two-course meal and an afternoon of dazzling entertainment. Entertainment includes West End singers and globally renowned circus artists. The event is very successful at reducing isolation and increasing well-being of the guests, by bringing everyone together at this spirited event.

Are you good with or have an interest in working and engaging with older people?

Do you have good communication skills?

Are you willing to muck in and be part of a small vibrant team?

This is a wonderfully social and lively volunteering opportunity. We need volunteers to help serve food and refreshments, clear the table, wash up but most importantly be part of the community yourself. Guests love sitting and talking with the volunteers and sharing lunch together. We also welcome volunteers who perform and would like to share their talent and/or practice new material.

This post is for anybody interested in developing skills with older people and being involved in organising events. It suits those who want to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of others. It is also an opportunity for performers / people who love being on stage! And finally, it is a post for people who enjoy being social and having fun.

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Community Cook Up - Volunteer Advocates

Community Cook Up is recruiting volunteers to join a new team of Volunteer Advocates. The VA Project is to complement existing community work at the Antwerp Arms and by Community Cook Up. It runs on Tuesdays between 11 and 12.30 before the Community Meal at the Antwerp and on Thursdays 2.30-4pm, after the Community Cook Up event in Northumberland Park. 

These sessions provide a friendly, person centred, and non-judgemental service for members of our community who would like support to access more services in the Borough, particularly in relation to housing, debt, benefits, developing their CVs and job search help, as well as health and family related issues. Volunteers will offer guidance in using the internet, such as support to set up and use an email address, and to maintain their benefits by using the DWP website. They may be asked by guests to help them make a telephone call, or to write or read a letter. They may be asked to help the guest to approach their landlord or the council about a problem.

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Haven House Children's Hospice - Shop Volunteers

Haven House Children’s Hospice believes that no family should have to face alone the difficulties of looking after a child with a life-limiting condition. We provide a range of services to the child and their families to support them through the most difficult circumstances imaginable. We offer planned respite, short break and end-of-life care, as well as services designed to improve emotional and physical wellbeing, across The White House, our Holistic Care Centre and in our local community. Our retail shops plays a vital role in raising funds and awareness for our cause. As a shop volunteer you are among the most visible faces of the charity and contribute hugely to how the public perceive us and the work we do.

Activities will include...

  • To greet, assist and serve customers, providing a service of the highest standard, as well as being polite and courteous
  • To assist with processing stock, including sorting, steaming, pricing, hanging of donated items and the effective display of items presented for sale
  • To be involved with the till operation and the handling of cash
  • Help keep the shop looking clean and tidy
  • Dust the bric a brac and clean the shelves
  • To promote and apply Haven House’s Health and Safety Policy

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my AFK - Young Person & Adult Support Volunteer / Events & Fundraising Volunteer

my AFK are based in North London and support young people with disabilities up to the age of 25 years old with their transition to adulthood in work related activities. We also provide mobility equipment for disabled children and young people from 0 to 26 years of age. We are looking for volunteers who will help us to promote learning, help develop skills and encourage participation in various activities and events both inside and outside of my AFK centre.

Events & Fundraising

We would like friendly, enthusiastic individuals to work wih us in a variety of roles. This could be distributing leaflets, preparing food, collecting charity money, sell raffle tickets, helping to make costumes. You may be helping out at local events such as the Picnic in the Park in the summer and Christmas Craft Fair. You may also wish to join us at more high profile events including the London Marathon and the Beach Volley Ball. Many activities take place at the weekends, but help is often required before the main event and could be during the week day or evenings. We have many events to attend and organise, and would welcome volunteers to help. Contact us to find out how we can work together.

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Young Person & Adult Support

Volunteers should have an interest in working with young people and adults with a learning and/or physical disability. To promote learning, help develop skills and encourage active participation in various activities and events both inside and outside of the Action For Kids centre. Volunteers will be supervised by AFK staff at all times. 

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