A challenge for 6-10 People, the Breakfast Challenge takes place from 5.45am-11.30am and involves the preparing, cooking and serving of a full Cooked Breakfast for our Service Users which can number up to 300 per day. Following Breakfast service the kicthen needs to be cleaned and left ready for the next day's challenge.
Dates: 10/15/2019 - 10/15/2019
Schedule Slots Available!
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Volunteer as a coach or referee at the Amputee Football, Deaf Football, Adult Pan Disability Football League at Manchester City's Football Academy Dome
Volunteer as a coach or referee at the Down Syndrome Football League at Manchester City's Football Academy Dome
Dates: 10/12/2019 -
Volunteer as a coach or referee at the Imagine Your Goals Mental Health Football League at Manchester Tennis and Football Centre
Dates: 10/18/2019 - 10/18/2019
The St Giles Trust Outliers project is a legacy from our history of helping some of the most disadvantaged people in society, who are not able to engage with other services due to their challenging behaviour. The project supports socially excluded adults with multiple complex needs which are causing them to be homeless, or at high risk of becoming homeless. These needs include personality disorders, drug and alcohol issues, serious offending histories and regular contact with agencies such as the police and A&E.
We have an Outliers client who has recently moved into a new property. We are pleased with his progress, and we're supporting him to access support services and move forward with his life. The property could do with decorating, and we would like to ask IICF volunteers to help.We need 5 people to paint, sand and do general decorating jobs, and make it a home our client can be proud of whilst continuing to progress towards living independently.
St Giles Trust (SGT) supports people with complex and challenging levels of need changing their lives through peer-led services which form the backbone of our work. Offering support from someone who has been there is powerful and credible.We invite you to share your skills and experience with a group of female clients and Peer Advisors supported by St Giles Trust at HMP Downview. The event is an opportunity to offer knowledge and experience to a client group keen to equip themselves with skills to get into the workplace once they are released from custody.This two hour workshop will be delivered by you, the volunteers, and will be around employability and confidence building. Topics could include CV writing, interview techniques, effective communication, working in a team and resilience and wellbeing. St Giles Trust will work with IICF volunteers to build the session and help you make it your own. We will provide you with a briefing on what to expect when visiting a prison in advance.
Dates: 10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019
Organise a food collection at your office First Love Foundation provides emergency food, support and advice at the point of need to those in crisis within the borough of Tower Hamlets.We would be delighted for you to run a food drive at your office to collect food items that unopened, within date and be non-perishable. We suggest 2-3 volunteers organise the collection.For guidelines visit our website: https://www.firstlovefoundation.org.uk/donate-products/Please email us if you have any questions.
We can collect from the City though to save our limited resources, a delivery would be greatly appreciated.
Additional info: Please select the day you plan to start collecting food.
Dates: 10/14/2019 - 10/14/2019
Help unemployed men get back into employment by organising a suit drive at your place of work.
Arrange a collection point, then ask your colleagues to bring in donations on a particular day, or throughout a particular period (e.g. Monday Friday).
We've attached a poster and guidelines to help you promote and organise the clothes drive.
Please email Suited & Booted once you have decided on the date of your suit drive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 10/14/2019 - 10/19/2019
23 Positions available!
Organising a clothing drive in your office, building even across your company is a great way to support Dress for Success Greater London and the women we serve.We are looking for new or gently worn women's clothes in all sizes that are suitable work attire, as well as accessories, such as handbags, belts, shoes, jewellery, scarves etc. We also like to give the clients a goody bag so any unopened cosmetics or cream samples would be most appreciated too.We recommend that you reach out to us before organising your clothes drive so that we can be expecting your donations ahead of time.
Dates: 10/14/2019 - 10/18/2019
76,000 people are left homeless and in need of assistance in the Abaco Islands and the Grand Bahama Island, per the U.N. Help is needed today!The Salvation Army in The Bahamas is actively setting up relief efforts and planning for the immediate response, as well as long-term plans for this catastrophic event. Their immediate needs are non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and diapers. For the latest updates on our disaster relief efforts, visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. You can help in several ways!1. Sponsor your own Dorian Relief Drive. Click HERE to sponsor your own essential items drive. Add your company match to help double the impact. For more assistance, email email@example.com. Donate most needed supplies online. Click HERE to purchase the items you would like to donate. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase. All goods ordered online will be shipped directly to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services to be distributed to shelters and families in need in the Bahamas.3. Make a monetary contribution. Click HERE and 100% of your donation to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services goes directly to Dorian relief efforts. Contact CustomerSupport@YouGiveGoods.com if you'd like your own campaign page set up to track monetary donations made in conjunction with supplies ordered online.Thank you! Your contributions will strengthen our community by immediately helping families in the Bahamas impacted by Dorian.
Dates: 09/12/2019 - 11/01/2019
Each year as many as 20,000 children flee domestic abuse to seek sanctuary in refuge. Typically leaving home with only the clothes on their back, these children have experienced physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse and arrive at refuge with nothing. Refuges are often oversubscribed with their resources stretched. Many refuges lack the financial means to update and maintain their living and communal spaces.Volunteers are needed to provide a makeover for some of these refuges. Small teams can help to refurbish and decorate either a playroom or a garden to provide a wonderful environment for the children supported by KidsOut. Volunteers will need to dress warmly and wear comfortable and sturdy shoes. KidsOut would require those volunteering to cover all the costs of materials for the makeover (e.g. paint, garden plants, toy room equipment). KidsOut will organise a preliminary meeting with a partner refuge to discuss the requirements of the project, including measurements and materials.
Additional info: Project can take place any day between 14-18 October. Please contact KidsOut to choose one day.
KidsOut provides a brand new box of toys to every child relocated to a new home after experiencing domestic violence. Each Toy Box is both age and gender appropriate, filled with a family game, jigsaw puzzle, craft activity, action figure/doll, books and a cuddly toy. Receiving the Toy Box can help children regain a sense of normality, make the world seem a little kinder, and give them a reason to invite other children over to play. KidsOut receive thousands of toy donations throughout the year. We are moving to our new warehouse in the Autumn to make it easier to store and sort these toys. With a small team of staff, volunteers are needed to prepare the new warehouse for the transfer of stock and toys from our old site. This will include carrying and lifting boxes of toys and assisting with clearing and cleaning workspaces. Volunteers will need to dress warmly and wear comfortable and sturdy shoes. KidsOut will provide light refreshments (e.g. teas, coffee, biscuits) and volunteers will need to bring their own lunch.Volunteering will take place in either our new Luton Warehouse or our old Milton Keynes site. Both are easily accessible via trains from London and there is also ample parking available. The specific site volunteers will be visiting will be agreed with KidsOut staff prior to the day.
Additional info: This project can take place any day the w/c 14 October.
One in seven UK children speaks a language other than English as their first language, often struggling to learn in an unfamiliar language and environment. World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the world representing the fifteen most commonly spoken languages by children in the UK. With more and more stories being uploaded to our online library in written and audio format, World Stories opens the world to children.KidsOut needs volunteers and recording space to produce audio readings of some of our most loved stories. Volunteers are required to help us complete the story collection by lending their voices to an audio recording of one of our stories. Stories can be recorded in either English or one of the top fifteen languages spoken in the UK. KidsOut require volunteers to cover all the costs involved in providing a suitable recording space, including a sound engineer and equipment. A staff member from the charity will help to coordinate the day, providing the scripts and in person support to assist at the recording session. KidsOut will organise a preliminary meeting with the team involved to discuss the requirements of the project and logistics.Click here to find out more about KidsOut's World Stories: http://www.kidsout.org.uk/what-we-do/world-stories/ and contact the charity to learn in which languages you can record the stories.
Start your morning with a spring in your step with South London Cares! Finesse your Ballroom and Latin steps with your older neighbours. Led by a professional dancer, expect some light exercise, plenty of fun and some new moves to show your pals. No experience needed!Our Ballroom and Latin dancing is a great club for our older neighbours (and volunteers) to attend, as it encourages both mental and physical wellbeing. It's also a real giggle to do some gentle dance moves and natter over a cup of tea with the neighbours afterwards! Of course, the club is an opportunity for older neighbours in the local community to connect with volunteers and create new friendships to tackle social isolation and loneliness.For this club, there is a suggested donation of £35 to cover the hall hire, refreshments at the club and staff time planning and leading the session.
Dates: 08/20/2019 - 11/01/2019
Run an after-school insight event for 5 to 10 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, each of whom have successfully applied to be on The Access Project's programme to win a place at a top university.Our aims for the project would be to:1. Demonstrate to young people some of the many benefits of a career in the insurance industry2. Demonstrate to your key stakeholders that IICF gives back effectively and in partnership with high-impact charity partners like TAP3. Offer a challenging and invigorating volunteer experience for staff in the insurance industry.The event could be on any day within the week of giving.
Dates: 10/14/2019 - 11/15/2019
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) works with humanitarian organizations and first responders to provide map data which revolutionizes disaster management, reduces risks, and contributes to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. We leverage a global community of more than 160,000 volunteers to contribute to the global map.--As a mapping volunteer, you can get involved with projects around the world and contribute to humanitarian mapping through an app called Mapswipe (available in your app store). Using Mapswipe, volunteers can scan through satellite imagery, tapping in images where they find features (ie: buildings, roadways, etc.). Tap once in any square where you identify the feature, tap twice in any square that is 'maybe,' and tap three times if the image is a poor quality. In just two minutes, you can help put 1km of a community on the map!Mapswipe is a simple to use app for smartphones that allows volunteering to fit your schedule. Use Mapswipe during your morning and evening commutes, while in line for your morning coffee, or as a brain break at the office. With your help, we can ensure that individuals affected by humanitarian crises receive the life-saving aid.
Dates: 06/04/2019 - 11/01/2019
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) works with humanitarian organizations and first responders to provide map data which revolutionizes disaster management, reduces risks, and contributes to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. --As a mapping volunteer, you can get involved with projects around the world and contribute to humanitarian mapping through OpenStreetMap. Even if you are a new mapper, anyone can use a computer and simple, online tools to create basemaps by drawing over buildings and roads. Volunteering with HOT is a flexible, remote opportunity suitable for individuals of all backgrounds and skill sets. In as little as one hour, volunteers can help put entire communities on the global map, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian response and development activities.If you have never mapped before and would like to get involved, visit the Tasking Manager's Learn Page to create your account, watch our video tutorials, and begin making a sustainable impact.
We invite volunteers to run our boutique for the day. This includes client appointments for a first or second dressing or careers chat as well as sorting through donations, cataloguing stock for storage, steaming clothes and hanging them in or stock rooms. We might also ask you to perform some admin tasks, such as processing paperwork into our database or making follow-up calls to find out how our former clients have got on at interview. While we ask our volunteers to lead front line services, we expect you to be willing to get stuck in with other behind the scenes tasks that we might need doing that help us to operate. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions but we trust your judgement and prefer that you use your discretion where possible. Please see attached for details about the day.
Join this South London Cares Social Club, and help your older neighbours with simple technology tasks, like getting the hang of texting, surfing the web or setting up a social media profile.In today's digitised London, vital services like banks and doctors surgeries are increasingly taking their information access online. This digitisation is often seen to ease life, but for some of our older neighbours, navigating tech and the internet can be daunting. And if they can't access the services they need, it can exacerbate feelings of isolation. That's where you come in - to share your tech skills (it is often as simple as viewing a text message or unlocking a phone!) with your older neighbours in a comfortable, friendly environment, and of course - share a chat and a cup of tea as well!For this club, there is a suggested donation of £35 to cover the hall hire, refreshments at the club and staff time planning and leading the session.
Spend a morning supporting the stock team by sorting incoming donations, redressing mannequins, polishing shoes and rearranging the wardrobe, steaming, and helping to prepare stock for sale.
Smart Works Stock Day (West London Office) Spend a morning supporting thestock team by sorting incoming donations, redressing mannequins, polishing shoes and rearranging the wardrobe, steaming, and helping to prepare stock for sale.
Dates: 10/17/2019 - 10/17/2019
Get stuck in on a rewarding day at the Farm.Come to the farm to help improve the local environment, support the farm and build team spirit. There is a whole range of things for you and your team to do around the Farm that will bring you together and help us out too.Tasks may include pond-building, painting, mucking out, constructing compost heaps, gardening and tree planting.To help us keep the animals fed and the farm running, we kindly ask for a £20 donation from each volunteer.
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