We need YOU to support our biggest fundraising event of the year, London's most popular 'urban triathlon'!
Guy's Urban Challenge is an urban triathlon taking place in Central London at Guy's Hospital on Saturday 28th September 2019. Participants who are fundraising on the day will run, spin and climb their way up the 29 floors of Guy's Hospital tower, the tallest hospital tower in Europe!
When: 8.30 am - 4pm Saturday 28th September 2019
Where: Guy's Hospital, London Bridge
Why: To support an amazing cause whilst having fun!
We have nearly 300 people taking part, all of whom are raising vital funds for Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital and Evelina London Children's Hospital which will be used to provide life-saving equipment, life-changing research and all the home comforts that make hospital a less scary place for all of our patients.
We need as many volunteers as possible to make this day a huge success and to maximise the funds we raise for our wonderful hospitals. Roles on the day will include anything from marshalling the race route, manning the watt bike station or cheering on runners as they climb the 29 floors of Guy's tower! So, if the thought of taking part in a triathlon sends you racing in the other direction, or if you're a mean multi-tasker or a dab hand at marshalling, WE NEED YOU!
Roles are varied, times are flexible and fun is guaranteed! T- shirts and refreshments will be provided. Please click email [email protected] if you or any of your friends/family would like to come along and support this fantastic event and wonderful cause!
Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you feel comfortable approaching local organisations to distribute leaflets and speak about Kinship Care and Grandparents Pus? We need volunteers to raise awareness of Grandparents Plus and our support groups in their local community to reach kinship carers who would benefit from our support and advice. You will also be raising awareness of the issues that kinship carers face, and contributing to our campaign change.
Kinship care is when a child lives full-time with a relative or friend. Kinship carers often face emotional, practical and financial difficulties and our support groups and Advice Service play a vital role in helping them through the challenges they face. You will approach local institutions and businesses (schools, nurseries, libraries, supermarkets) to ask to add a flyer to the notice board, or leave some flyers. If you are comfortable doing so, you can give a (short) presentation at an organisation, and there is also the opportunity to campaign for change by lobbying your local MP.
No previous experience is needed for this role; full training is provided as well as all resources. All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be covered for attending training and leaflets and all resources will be provided.
This role can be carried out as and when you are able to do it, so it can fit around your lifestyle and availability. You'll be supported by our Volunteer Development Manager and our Communications Manager.
A full role description is available to download, alongside our FAQs and volunteer registration form.
Can you help us with promoting and engaging people about our new Oxford House? We are looking for a volunteer to proactively look at ways to engage and promote support for our new House. This could be researching contacts in the area, talking to communities or we'd welcome your suggestions and ideas.
In 2020 we will be opening our brand new Oxford Ronald McDonald House and supporting over 60 families who have babies and children in hospital. We are looking for volunteers who can help promote our campaign to Fit and Furnish our new Home.
We would welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our new Home.
Love campaigning, fundraising, art activities, promoting projects on social media? Do you want to develop many more skills, such as teamwork and time management, which would look great on your CV? Well then, Restorative Justice For All is the place for you!
A fundamental principle of restorative justice is power-sharing. Therefore, all our projects are structured upon this value. As a non-profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), our mission is to advance human rights and community cohesion at the local, national and international levels.
We redistribute opportunities in a more balanced way by delivering social justice projects, educational programmes and high-quality volunteering opportunities.
We are providing opportunities for those who are more disadvantaged or those who seek to support those who are.
This volunteering opportunity is open to anyone who wishes to build up their CV or who are interested in:
- Liaising between other volunteers, the participants of our projects, project officers, the director of RJ4All and our partners
- Creating spreadsheets, power points, word documents, etc. to organise information
- Creating flyers, leaflets and posters to promote our projects
- Disseminating information through social media and email marketing
- Manging children and workshops
- Writing blogs and research papers
- Creating videos and photographs
From September onwards, we have a series of after-school workshops targeted to 6 - 12 years old kids. These workshops have been designed to tackle different types of discrimination, as well as violence and victimisation. For this project, we will need volunteers to help us as soon as possible for the outreach (online) and volunteers who can help with the workshops (starting on 23rd September).
Another of our projects is called ‘Sailing the Mayflower’. The project’s main aim is to commemorate the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 and celebrate its stories among local residents. This project will hold a youth-led Awards Ceremony during October 2020, bringing over 100 people together. Leading to the Ceremony, the project will run a competition on the theme of the Mayflower, generating high-quality volunteering opportunities. Some of these volunteers will then be trained to project manage and quality control of the project. Some of the categories that will be evaluated are
- Visual arts: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts etc
- Performing arts (+ poetry): music, poetry, singing, dancing and theatre.
- Writing: blog/research paper.
- Community: community project and community leader.
What’s even better is that our project is not only for people in London but can these opportunities can be done by those who live more remotely!
If you live in London or are around the Surrey Docks Fitness & Water Sports Centre (Rope St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7SX), we have an exciting event coming up between 12-14:00 at 24/08/2019! If you’re interested, we would be delighted for you to come along and help. You’ll be handing out leaflets and flyers and supporting the project officers, giving out awards for the children who participated in the Water sports activities.
If you are interested, please email us!
- Please remember that all volunteers working directly with kids (not online) will need the DBS Checked.