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

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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Crutch Haringey - Foodbank Volunteers

Crutch Haringey are collaborating with Freedom’s Ark Church in opening the new Tottenham Community Foodbank, supported by the Trussell Trust.

We are currently looking for volunteers to support the food bank in it’s infancy in a number of roles. These roles include:

  • Warehouse Assistants: Responsible for storing food correctly, maintaining a clean and clear working space, packing food bags for clients, sorting food donations etc.
  • Team Leaders: supervising sessions, creating volunteer rotas for each session, leading on client facing work.
  • Administrators: distributing vouchers, recording data, liaising with referral agencies, supporters, schools, colleges, supermarkets, producing newsletters, managing social media accounts etc.
  • Food collections: collecting regular donations from supermarkets and delivering to food bank, interacting with members of the public during large donation drives.
  • Marketing and Publications: social media management, website updates, producing publicity materials.
  • Fundraising: generating funding streams to support the food bank, creating networks of cash donors.
  • Ad hoc/General volunteers: will support one off events, cover absences where possible, support events which require larger numbers of volunteers, assist with annual stock take etc.

The foodbank will operate from Freedom’s Ark Church in Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach N15. Opening hours are TBC.

Please contact Crutch Haringey Project Lead Dean Wigzell, via email or by telephone 020 3872 5858 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm).

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Cancer Research UK - Content Reviewer

Help review 'Causes of Cancer’ webpages Cancer Research UK's website contains lots of information on the causes of cancer. They update this content regularly and need your help make sure the information provided is engaging and useful for those who need it. They are looking for people who have had a cancer experience, either themselves or loved ones to use their knowledge to shape Cancer Research UK's work.

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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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Godwin Lawson Foundation - Bucket Collector Volunteers

GLF is a charity founded in 2012 to commemorate the life of Godwin Lawson who was stabbed to death in the street. He was trying to prevent old school friends from being attacked, he was just 17. Following his tragic death, his parents became determined that Godwin’s legacy should be something to help keep young people safe, and prevent other families having to go through the pain and loss they had suffered.

We are seeking dedicated volunteers to collect public donations to fund the work we are doing with young people by participating in bucket collections at train stations and Wood Green shopping mall. 

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