Volunteer

One of AMURT’s great strengths is its people. Its people are concerned citizens attracted by the AMURT principle that compassion for everyone and everything is the starting point of relief and development. Many are full-time volunteers who provide thousands of hours of volunteer time to keep our administrative costs low. Contact us if you wish to know more about our volunteer placements. For volunteering overseas visit KidsWorldWide. If you have some spare time and would like to give back to your community, take a look at our current volunteer vacancies and get in touch!

Energy Ball Production

Vulnerable families and the homeless have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Often unable to self-isolate and with limited to no access to a healthy diet, we are providing them with nutritious ‘energy balls’ to help boost their immune system and fight off the virus.

What will I be doing?
You will be assisting with the kitchen production of ‘energy balls’; a healthy snack, packed with nutritious ingredients. Duties will include making the mixture, packing and labeling.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working in a team and have a ‘can do’ attitude. No previous volunteer experience is needed for this role, but experience of working in a kitchen would be beneficial.

When?
Production takes places every Monday from 1.30pm-5pm and Tuesday from 9am-12.15pm and 1.45pm-5pm.

Where?
In our kitchen at 3a Cazenove Road, N16 6PA.
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Delivery Volunteer

Do you live in Hackney, have a bike with panniers and have some spare time to help those in your community? We are looking for someone to deliver energy bites to our partner charities for them to distribute to the homeless in our community.

About our ‘energy bites’
The homeless in London are some of the most at risk communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to self-isolate and with limited to no access to a healthy diet, we are making and providing them with nutritious ‘energy balls’ to help boost their immune system and fight off the virus.

What you will be doing
Volunteers will be collecting our handmade energy bites from our office in Stoke Newington and delivering them to one of our partnering via bike.

What we are looking for?
We are looking for volunteers living in the immediate local area who have a good level of fitness, are personable, have a ‘can do’ attitude and have their own bike with panniers. It is vital to have access to GPS maps or a good knowledge of the area, good personal hygiene. No previous volunteer experience is needed for this role. Ideally, the successful volunteer would be available for four consecutive weeks to start with.

Time
We are looking for someone who can give approx. 1 hour a week of their time one day a week (or more if you’re able to!) to make deliveries.

Place
Volunteers will be collecting our handmade energy bites from our office on Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington and delivering them to one of our partnering charities in Hackney, Islington or central London via bike.

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*URGENT* London Feeding Programme Food Collection Assistant

Do you live in Hackney and have some spare time to help the city’s homeless community? We are looking for someone to assist our van driver on a weekly basis in collecting the food we need to run our London Feeding Programme. This a role that will be vital in helping us deliver our London Feeding Programme to provide essential hot meals to hundreds of vulnerable people every week. Without a food collection assistant, we are not able to collect the food items that we need to cook these meals.

What you will be doing
You will meet our van driver at our office on Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington then accompanying them to the Felix Project to collect the donated food. You will also be helping to unload the van back at our office.

What we are looking for?
We are looking for someone who is physically strong and capable of lifting heavy boxes, and has a can do attitude. No prior experience needed.

Time
We are looking for someone who is regularly available every Wednesday from 10.30am- approx. 3pm. As this an ongoing role, we ask for the successful candidate to commit to helping for a minimum of 3 months.

Place
Volunteers will meet our van driver at our office at 3a Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, N16 6PA to be driven to the Felix Project in Enfield and back again.

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*URGENT* London Feeding Programme Afternoon Van Driver and Assistant

We are looking for someone who has van driving experience and can help resupply our Thursday afternoon kitchen shift to allow us to prepare hot meals for the city’s homeless community. A driver and assistant to coordinate the afternoon van run for our London Feeding Programme are absolutely essential to our operation. Without them, we aren’t able to prepare meals for the homeless in the afternoons and help those most in need.

What you will be doing
Every Thursday, we prepare meals for vulnerable families and the homeless in two sessions; in the morning and afternoon. Before the afternoon session starts, a van run needs to be done from the kitchen at the Mildmay Community Centre to our office on Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington.

The van driver and assistant will collect the van from the Mildmay Community Centre (loading up any items which need to be returned to the office), drive to the office, unload items from the morning shift and collect those needed for the afternoon cooking shift and evening serving shift. They will then drive back to the Mildmay Community Centre where a team of volunteers will help unload the van.

What we are looking for?
For the van driver position, we are looking for someone who has experience of driving a van and both roles require the ability to lift and move heavy boxes. Ideally, the volunteers will live locally and be available on Thursdays an ongoing basis.

Time
We are looking for people who are regularly available every Thursday from 11.30am-approx 1.30pm. As this an ongoing role, we ask for the successful candidates to commit to helping for a minimum of 3 months.

Place
The volunteers will collect the van from the Mildmay Community Centre (near Newington Green), drive to 3a Cazenove Road and back to the community centre.

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London Feeding Programme Cooking/Serving Volunteer

Cooking

Enjoy cooking? Why not join one (or both!) of the communal mass peel, chop and cook sessions for vulnerable children, their families and the homeless. Sessions run from 9am-1.30pm and again from 2.30pm-6pm A fun afternoon with the very rewarding result of having helped prepare meals to feed the most at at risk members of our community.

Serving

Enjoy meeting people and can handle serving food come rain or shine? Why not join our serving team who plate up the meals. Serving starts approx 6:30pm and finishes at 8:00pm at the latest.

The feeding programme happens weekly Thursdays.

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Finance Mentor

Do you have accounting experience and are you able to provide on call support for a couple of hours a week to a small local charity? We’re looking for a volunteer Finance Mentor to assist our bookkeeper with any finance queries they may have.

What you will be doing
The successful candidate would be on call via phone to support our junior bookkeeper with any day to day finance questions he may have. They will need to familiarise themselves with our existing accounting systems (Excel and QuickBooks), sign off processes, and restricted funding.

What are we looking for?
Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of accountancy, fund accounting and charity commission reporting is advantageous. We are looking for someone who is patient, methodical and a good listener.

Time
Expected time commitments: 1-2 hours to learn/familiarise with our systems. Then on an ongoing basis you’ll be expected to give a maximum of 1-2 hours per week depending on support needs. Due to the nature of the role, we ask for the volunteer to commit to a minimum period of 3 months.

Place
The role is remote however, our visits to our office at 3a Cazenove Road, N16 6PA may be useful from time to time. For this reason, it would be beneficial if the volunteer lives locally.

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Food For All Telephone Order Requests Assistant

We are looking for a volunteer to operate our Food For All Order Request telephone line once or twice a week to help our customers who don’t have access to the internet and are unable to come to the store due to the COVID-19 crisis.

What you will be doing
You will be staffing the Food For All order request telephone line one or two days a week; you will ask each customer what they are looking to buy and write an order request email on their behalf.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for individuals who are patient, discreet and empathetic, as customers callers may be elderly. Successful applicants will be writing emails, so computer literacy is essential. As this is an ongoing role, we ask volunteers to commit for at least two months. Familiarity with Food for All is a plus, but not essential.

When?
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (9am – 12pm)

Where?
Food For All, 3 Cazenove Road, N16 6PA

How will we support you?
Successful applicants will gain an understanding of Food For All, how the store works and its customers before starting the role and shadow a member of staff in the store for a short shift (1-2 hours). For your first shift manning the telephone line, a member of the Food For All staff will be with you to train you.

You will also have one-on-one support throughout your time volunteering for Food For All/AMURT UK with our Volunteer Coordinator.

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Volunteer Interviewer

Are you confident talking to new people and have some spare time on your hands to help us make a difference to the people in our community? We are looking for volunteers to interview members of the public to find out how we can best support them.

What you will be diong
In pairs, you will be approaching members of the public outside Food For All and in the Stoke Newington area and asking them a series of questions about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected them and how best AMURT can support them and recording their answers directly into a digital survey on an iPad.

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