Are you looking for the opportunity to do a one-off day of volunteering and make a real and immediate difference to the lives of young children living in poverty in London? We are hosting a one-off volunteering day in Hounslow on Friday 5th May.
- When you arrive on-site you will be given a clear induction as to how everything works.
- You may be helping us with our changeover of stock (winter to spring/summer).
- You may be checking the donated pre-loved items that we receive, ensuring clothing and toys are good quality. This is an important part of our work as we are an organisation giving gifts from one family to another, so they should be of the highest quality.
- A large part of the role is organising donations, by gender, age, and item type.
- You might also be asked to safety check buggies and build cots to check all parts are complete and the cot is safe.
The day runs 10am- 4pm with a 30 minute break between shifts 1pm- 1.30pm.
Address: Treaty Centre (First floor), 44 High St, Hounslow TW3 1ES.
Whether you’re an expert organiser or simply looking for a way to make a difference to families affected by the cost of living crisis, you will have fun and gain new skills and insight, whilst making a real and immediate difference to families facing tough times. If you are motivated by knowing that your volunteering time will have considerable impact, this opportunity is the right one for you. Everything you do during your volunteering session will mean that we can fulfil referrals faster and at a high quality, at a time when we are receiving more referrals than ever.
The families we help are at the heart of what we do, here is a quote from a mum we supported:“I am a disabled mum of 2 that is pregnant with my 3rd and my husband had to give up work to be my full time carer and with all the cuts in grants etc we were really struggling to buy what we need for the baby so without Little Village’s help we would really be in a dire situation. Thank you all so much for all your help and support.”.
You will have the opportunity to learn about how a baby bank operates and the reasons why child poverty exists in the UK.
You will be able to practice team working skills and use and develop your communication skills.
You will use your meticulous eye for detail to help quality check items and ensure they are of a high enough quality for us to gift to families.
- A collaborative, proactive approach
- Attention to detail
- Clear and open communication
- An interest in learning more about child poverty in the UK
If you are studying or researching a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths (STEM) related subject and want to volunteer and share your knowledge and experience with young people, you could become a STEM Ambassador.