Volunteer in London

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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 Shops

Retail Assistant 

Crisis plans to open 10 shops in two years, the first shop being on Mare Street, Hackney in May 2015. 

The Crisis shops will primarily sell donated goods sourced from the community but we will also pilot a small range of bought- in goods and pop-up members’ art sales. Crisis will work with the local communities and volunteers to develop shops that customers like and that engage people with the Crisis mission and advocate for homeless people across the UK. 

They will also provide opportunities for Crisis members to gain work experience in various aspects of retail, build self-confidence, sell arts and crafts and be active in the community in which they live.

The shops will extend the reach of the Crisis brand and directly support political and fundraising campaigns. 

Additionally Crisis holds clothing Pop-Up-Shops in its Commercial Street café; and we are currently recruiting volunteers to support the existing Pop-Up-Shop activities with the intent to eventually volunteer in the Crisis Shops once they open.

For more information on this role download the Retail Assistant Volunteer role description. If you are interested in this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to: The Volunteering Dept, Crisis, 66 Commercial St, London, E1 6LT.

Crisis Head Office volunteering

Challenge Events Logistics Volunteer

You will volunteer within Crisis’ busy events and community team, supporting the Challenge Events Executive to plan and deliver the logistical elements of the Crisis Square Mile Run series. This Crisis Square Mile Run is the biggest annual charity fun run in the City. Last year the event attracted nearly 2,000 participants who took part on the 4 mile course around the City.

We are looking for someone with good organisation and administrative skills to provide support with logistics and on the day delivery of the event.

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience of working with a major homeless UK Charity.

For more information on this role download the Challenge Events Logististics Volunteer role description. If you are interested in this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to: The Volunteering Dept, Crisis, 66 Commercial St, London, E1 6LT by the closing date of 27 April 2015.   

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.

Fashion and Clothes making volunteer (Female only)

This class is part of a women’s only programme at Crisis Skylight, an activity centre for homeless people. This is a great opportunity for someone working or studying in the Fashion/Textiles area to gain experience of helping to run a class for people who have experienced homelessness. 

For more information on this role download the Fashion Volunteer role description. If you are interested in this role please complete the application form and email it to volunteering@crisis.org.uk or send it to: The Volunteering Dept, Crisis, 66 Commercial St, London, E1 6LT by the closing date of 29 April 2015.  

Events volunteering

SMR Volunteers

Square Mile Run Series

This summer, 2,500 runners will take to the streets of London and race to end homelessness in our annual Square Mile Run series.  We need your help to make this happen!

The Crisis Square Mile Relay is on Thursday 4 June and the Crisis Square Mile Run is on Thursday 11 June. Both events start from Paternoster Square. On both days we need:

  • Route Marshalls: Providing directional assistance, to help ensure the safety of runners and provide lots of encouragement throughout the route!
  • Site Stewards: Registering runners, handing out t-shirts, staffing the baggage area, directing runners and handing out water!

Find out more at www.crisis.org.uk/smr

If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with the Square Mile Run team smr@crisis.org.uk or 020 7036 2879.

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