In - Deep
Our mission is to provide friendship and support to isolated people in London. We work with isolated older people and children with special needs and disabilities by providing various activities and services to bring people together and tackle isolation.
ABOUT US: 

We are a small grassroots charity that does what we say we do. We provide a range of activities including dinners and deliveries of lunches, over 50's choir, christmas hamper scheme, befriending scheme, free music therapy for children with SEND, trips for families, carers group. Main of our activities are run by volunteers who are an important part of what we do.

WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: 

Many people are isolated in our society today which covid made even worse. Loneliness often plays a huge part of this and can affect a person not just emotionally but physically as well. Our work is important as it provides the opportunity for people to mmet or speak to others. Our work reaches those that can be housebound at the end of their lives through the lunch delivery, those suffering from anxiety through our befriending and children with complex disabilities who love the enjoyment of music through our music therapy. All of these activities need volunteers to function.

OUR VALUES: 
To tackle isolation and bring people together
OUR AWARDS: 
Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2013
transforming lives through volunteering 2008
MBE to founder and chairman Colin and also MBE to secretary Emma
THINGS WE ARE PROUD OF: 
Seeing older people lives changed through meeting others on a regular basis
seeing children able to communicate better and make friends through our music therapy
putting a 3 day holiday workshop on for 25 children with SEND
seeing children perform on stage as part of the workshop
reaching the queens Award for Voluntary Service
putting on a tea dance for the Queens Platinum jubilee with RCM and choir performing
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR PEOPLE: 

We are looking for enthuastic people who are committed to the work we do. 

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT: 

We are a small grassroots charity that makes a direct difference to the people we work with. Whether people come to our monthly dinners, have a visit from a befriender or come to our monthly music therapy sessions their lives are changed by the activities and through meeting others. Volunteers are crucial to the running of this.

Our Opportunities

 
In - Deep Over 50's Lunch Club Delivery Helper
In - Deep
Min. 20 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
In - Deep Over 50's Lunch Club Delivery Helper
Volunteering
Other
Disability, Older People

Since lockdown every Wednesday we have been delivering a healthy jacket potato with a choice of fillings and side salad to people flats. This has been particularly vital for those that can't get out and are housebound.

Is this an ongoing opportunity?:
Ongoing opportunity
 
In - Deep Music therapy Volunteers
In - Deep
Min. 26 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
In - Deep Music therapy Volunteers
Volunteering
Volunteer
Arts, Disability, Families

In - Deep run music therapy sessions for children and young adults with send aged 3 - 25 with qualified music therapists and in age appropriate groups. Volunteers help support the children as well the running of the sessions.

Is this an ongoing opportunity?:
Ongoing opportunity
 
In - Deep Over 50's Dinner
In - Deep
Min. 26 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
In - Deep Over 50's Dinner
Volunteering
Volunteer
Disability, Older People

We run a monthly three course meal for isolated older people with live entertainment. Volunteers are vital to the dinner as with out them it would not go ahead. They provide a variety of roles.

Is this an ongoing opportunity?:
Ongoing opportunity