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.  

Head Office Volunteering

General Maintenance Assistant   

The General Maintenance Assistant will work under the direction of the General maintenance Officer (GMO) who maintains the Crisis premises and facilities in Commercial Street and ensures a safe and well-maintained environment in compliance with the Health and Safety legislation and Crisis policies.

This volunteering role will involve undertaking a variety of tasks including decorating, carpentry, plastering, plumbing, office moves etc., also reactive and preventative maintenance.

For more information on this role download the Maintenance 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 11 August 2015.   

Crisis Shops

Retail Assistant 

Crisis plans to open 10 shops in two years, the first shop being on Mare Street, Hackney in July 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 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 September 20 2015.  

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