Volunteer in London

Volunteering vacancies in London take place at Crisis Skylight London, our education, training and employment centre for homeless people, and in Crisis' corporate offices. 

Crisis Head Office volunteering

Crisis at Christmas Volunteer roles- Project Information

Crisis at Christmas operates a network of temporary day and residential centres across London providing services and support for over 3,500 homeless and vulnerably housed people. We operate 10 centres over the Christmas period (22 - 30 December inclusive) serviced from our Warehouse and Operations centre in South London.

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us in the various functions in the run up to the Crisis at Christmas project. If you would like to be involved and would like to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people over the Christmas period, please have a look at the below roles.

Ideal time commitments for these roles: Four months from October to end of January, two week days, 10 am- 6 pm.

Activities and Entertainments Volunteer

Entertainment and engagement activities are an integral part of the Crisis at Christmas (CC) week.  We recruit a wide range of performers from musicians to film clubs and circus acts who all play a vital role in making the Crisis at Christmas centres a fun and welcoming place to be. We also encourage guests to participate in workshops including football, arts and crafts, literacy and everything in between.  We aim to inspire guests to continue learning and developing skills in the New Year. 

Education and engagement can transform the lives of homeless people and Crisis at Christmas provides an exciting opportunity to involve our guests in a range of stimulating activities.

For more information please download the CC Activities and Entertainments Volunteer role description.

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to The Volunteering Department, Crisis, 66 Commercial Street. London, E1 6LT. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.

Community Partnerships & Activities Volunteer

In recent years we have set up a series of temporary Christmas Day Centres in Schools and Colleges in inner London. Being able to return to the same buildings each year gives us the opportunity to develop close working relationships with service providers and community organisations in the locality of the centre. This enables us to link our clients into ongoing programmes of support in the community and enhance our project as a vital week of outreach over the Christmas period. 

A fundamental part of our Community Partnerships drive is the Focus On Your Future event – an opportunities fair designed for organisations to promote educational, volunteering and employment opportunities to our guests with a view for future engagement in the New Year.

For more information please download the CC Community Partnerships Volunteer role description.

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to The Volunteering Department, Crisis, 66 Commercial Street. London, E1 6LT. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.

Guest Support Volunteer

This role will provide exposure to and experience in improving guests’ access to opportunities to engage in CC services and activities, with a specific focus on overcoming the barriers faced by international guests at Crisis at Christmas.

This will include developing and implementing a plan of tailored services and activities, recruiting volunteers as translators and interpreters to aid in service delivery and developing effective methods of communication informing international guests of both CC services and external opportunities available to them. It provides the opportunity to develop skills in these areas in a supportive environment, with the freedom to lead on and take ownership of work.

For more information please download the CC Guest Support Volunteer role description.

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to The Volunteering Department, Crisis, 66 Commercial Street. London, E1 6LT. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.

Operations Support Volunteer

Running Crisis at Christmas is an exciting logistical project and is an opportunity to play a crucial role behind the scenes making it all happen; supporting the operations team, warehouse staff and transport team who will deal with almost 50 tons of food and 100 vehicles to make this project happen. 

For more information please download the CC Operations Support Volunteer role description.

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to The Volunteering Department, Crisis, 66 Commercial Street. London, E1 6LT. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.  

Web and Social Media Volunteer

This volunteer role provides exposure to, and practical experience in the development and coordination of an online community, creative use of social media and the ways in which it can be used to support the delivery of a large-scale event.  It provides the opportunity to develop skills in these areas in a supportive environment, with the freedom to lead on and take ownership of work.

For more information please download the CC Web and Social Media Volunteer role description.

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to The Volunteering Department, Crisis, 66 Commercial Street. London, E1 6LT. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.  

Service Support Volunteer

This role is to provide administrative support to the planning and delivery of the Crisis at Christmas services (such as medical professionals, advice practitioners, hairdressers, caterers etc) and our member volunteering programme.

For more information please download the CC Service Support Volunteer role description.

If you would like to apply for this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to The Volunteering Department, Crisis, 66 Commercial Street. London, E1 6LT. The closing date for applications is 22 September 2014.

Crisis Skylight London volunteering

Crisis Skylight London is an award winning and dynamic education, training and employment centre for homeless and vulnerably housed people.

It offers practical and creative workshops in an accessible and inspiring environment together with formal learning opportunities that lead to qualifications and can help people to find work. Employment and training is the single most important route out of homelessness.

A wide range of learning opportunities includes art, music and drama, vocational courses and basic skills training to help people feel better about themselves, develop new skills and motivation.

We currently do not have any roles in Skylight however we update our opportunities regularly so please do keep checking this page!

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