MetTemps offers both paid work within the University and voluntary roles within local charities and community organisations.
SANE is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Our vision: a time when no individual or family has to face the distress or isolation that results from coping with mental illness alone. We’re looking for volunteers to offer emotional support, information and guidance to people affected by mental illness, their families and carers, based in our offices in Islington.
MMRC UK was established in October 2015 and aims to enhance girls’ confidence and self-belief whilst increasing the physical activity levels in girls between the ages of 7 and 11 years. This is a twice-weekly after-school programme that runs for six weeks (approx 3hrs per week) at a time and uses an innovative blend of journal work (through a curriculum) alongside 30 – 45 mins minutes of physical activity. Each programme involves ten girls and utilises two coaches.
A running club with a difference at a primary school in Islington or Hackney, London
A 6-8 week running and self development programme for boys in years 5/6 (aged 10 – 11) which is encouraging boys to redefine the pre conceived idea of what ‘strength’ is. During the course the boys will learn about compassion, empathy, that it is ok to talk and discuss openly about their feelings and helping each other. During this time they will also train for a 5km challenge where the emphasis is on them completing it as a team, using all the skills that they have learned throughout the programme.
The Volunteer Advocate role is an opportunity for people to volunteer and support our qualified and trained advocates to help people who find it difficult to find and understand information, speak up and get their voice heard when important decisions are being made about their future. Advocates help to empower people so that they have a say and role in shaping their own lives. Our paid advocates support clients on a wide range of complex issues and our volunteer advocates add real life experience and skills to our service and support our advocates to help clients with non complex issues.
Stage and the City offers performing arts classes to adults who are looking to have fun and learn some new skills outside of the workplace. Our classes include comedy acting, musical theatre and commercial dance. All profits from Stage and the City go to the Fiorentini Foundation, which helps less privileged children attend drama classes at the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School.
We’re looking to shoot a new video to promote Stage and the City. The aim is to make the school look fun, exciting and professional. We have some examples of videos that we like, but we’re very interested to hear your own ideas.
Rethink Mental Illness are looking for young people interested in mental health and improving local services. Would you like to… find out what young people think about the mental health services they use? Help to influence change in how some mental health services for young people are delivered in West London? Share your own thoughts and experiences of mental health services with other young people and with professionals involved in funding and delivering services? Learn about co-production – a way of working which means everyone has an equal voice in developing ideas and influencing services?
Step up, BUDDY UP. Would you like to gain experience of working with young people with a disability? Make a huge difference in the London Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston. The Buddy UP project at disability charity Richmond AID matches disabled young people with volunteer buddies – helping them to get out, have fun & meet people! Kids on the project may live in SW London but BuddyUp sessions can go anywhere in London. We provide full training and support. Aiming for minimum of 3 hours every 2/3 weeks with your buddy. This can be at times that work for you. and you can do plenty more if you wish! Very flexible.
Freedom from Torture has an exciting ten year vision to reach more survivors of torture so we can help survivors to find their voices again and to rebuild their lives. In order to achieve this we have set ourselves ambitious fundraising targets, with significant growth targeted across the Partnerships & Development team income streams including high value and community fundraising. Your role will be varied, supporting projects within Community and Event fundraising.
Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are 2.5 times less likely to gain access to university than those from high-income families. Join Team Up’s growing movement and help us change this. As a participant on our Leadership programme you will provide high-impact tuition to young people from low-income backgrounds, helping to tackle educational inequality in London. Equipped with full training and detailed resources, you will tutor a group of three pupils who are currently underperforming and provide them with the academic support, encouragement and inspiration they need to get back on track.