Find The Perfect Volunteering Vacancy, Islington
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Not everyone is drowning in spare time, especially in London. But there’s still that niggling feeling in the back of our minds that we could probably/definitely make time for something or someone else.
Unless you’re already working for charity or regularly ‘do your bit’, that £6 monthly donation to The Dogs Trust might not be doing enough to quash your conscience or save the world.
Whether you’re doing it for experience, to reset your karmic balance or generally give back and help out, there’ll be a role out there for you.
On the Volunteer Centre Camden’s website for example, there’s a handy search page that lets you filter through hundreds of opportunities by location, interest and activity. Searching for ‘Animals’, and ‘General Care’ with the keyword ‘Dog’, 10 miles from N4, resulted in Volunteer Guide Dog boarding.
Which basically means having a dog sleepover for a couple of weeks while they train to be a Guide Dog in the day. Bliss. Other options involve laughter therapy groups, refugee outreach work, sports coaching, community gardening, charity runs… an infinite list of volunteering vacancies awaits.
So if the choice seems a little overwhelming, try popping along to a free Volunteering Fair to help you decide. The next Volunteer Camden and Islington event is next Tuesday 6th June at Kings Cross (200 Pentonville Rd, N1) from 12 – 3pm.
If you are a non-profit that wants to recruit volunteers in Camden or Islington at the fair, you can book your free place via eventbrite.
They may well be fully booked at this point, but bear them in mind for the next one.
You could also try matching your area of expertise to an organisation. SkillShare helps you use your specific skill set to help out. For more details, get in touch with Rupal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Camden are open for phone calls and emails from 10am-5pm, Monday – Thursday.
Photos via Volunteer Centre Camden instagram.
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