Volunteer in London
Volunteering year-round 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 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 email@example.com or send it to: The Volunteering Dept, Crisis, 66 Commercial St, London, E1 6LT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to: The Volunteering Dept, Crisis, 66 Commercial St, London, E1 6LT by the closing date of 27 May 2015.
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 email@example.com or 020 7036 2879.
Volunteer roles on offer change all the time
You may want to:
- Bookmark this page to be able to check future volunteering opportunities, you can also sign up for our supporter e-newsletter, to keep up to date with news and campaigns at Crisis
- Have a look at the booklet about different areas of volunteering at Crisis, likely to come up in the near future
- Have a look at the roles available in other homelessness organisations
- Or go back to the main volunteer page