Volunteer

One of AMURT’s great strengths is its people. Our 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. Others volunteer occasionally for a few hours or on a regular basis with our weekly activities in London and elsewhere.

Group Volunteering: We welcome individuals as well as corporate groups who wish to volunteer with us as a team building activity. Click here for more information about group volunteering.

Contact us if you wish to know more about our volunteer placements. Or simply apply for one of the openings listed below:

Young adults under the age of 16 may volunteer only if accompanied by a guardian (we love children and youth but unfortunately do not have the capacity to be responsible for their safeguarding).

 

AMURT London Corporate Liaison & Fundraiser (Volunteer role)

Do you like promoting and soliciting support for a good cause? Do you have some interest in fundraising/sales and want to put your skills to use in a small charity to make a real difference?

We are looking for someone to be our contact person for businesses and support our fundraising by soliciting monetary donations as well as in-kind donations of items that we need for our regular meal distributions to homeless, and other food-related programs in London.

What you will do

The successful candidate would work alongside the Programme Manager and Volunteer Coordinator and be responsible for:

  • Recruiting corporate sponsors/donors (e.g. local businesses, or large corporations with CSR departments), who may wish to donate to AMURT either monetarily and/or with goods useful to our programmes (e.g. food items, ingredients, food packaging items, PPE, kitchen equipment, other useful equipment etc.).
  • Develop materials to present to them about their various options for supporting us: monetary donations, in-kind donations, regular or one-off donations, and corporate volunteering sessions.
  • Coordinate with the AMURT Volunteer Coordinator regarding group volunteering sessions (for corporate team building, giving back to community etc.)
  • Maintain relationships with corporate sponsors and retain their support through regular contact to:
  • Show our appreciation for their support & update them about opportunities to support (e.g. in-kind, volunteering, special fundraising opportunities/events)

What we are looking for?

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the following experience and qualities:

  • Experience or pronounced interest in sales and/or fundraising
  • Enthusiastic about AMURT’s work and able to convey that to potential donors
  • Good communication skills, written and orally
  • Organised and good at tracking your work
  • Being persistent and good at negotiating will be helpful

Time & Place

We are looking for someone who is able to commit for at least 6 months. We imagine it would be 7-14 hours a week (starting with 7 and perhaps increasing). The role could be done mostly from home. However, it would be important for you to visit our programmes to get a feel for what we are doing.

Depending on the success of raising funds, we can consider eventually making this a paid position.

Apply here

 

AMURT London – Social Media Specialist (Volunteer role)

Are you Social Media savvy and would like to put your skills to use in a small charity and make a real difference? We are looking for someone to promote, develop and maintain our online presence to maximise our impact and to promote our work as widely as possible. 

What you will be doing

The successful candidate would work alongside a small, dedicated team and be responsible for:

  • Helping to develop our social media strategy
  • Develop and manage content for our social media for AMURT UK, mostly Instagram but potentially also Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook & YouTube
  • Use social media to promote the activities and achievements of our various programmes
  • Keeping our social media channels updated on a regular basis
  • Encouraging others to comment and share our posts
  • Ensure that communication reaches a wide range of local stakeholders and diverse audience
  • Select relevant channels to reach our diverse audiences
  • Track the effectiveness of our social media work

What we are looking for?

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Experience of /interest in using Canva
  • Able to communicate effectively, be articulate and keeping brand image to mind with messaging
  • Ability to transform small snippets of information into interesting and engaging stories
  • Organised and experience of working in a team
  • Experience of Social Media strategy (nice to have)

The difference you will be making

This role will help AMURT UK to promote its work more effectively helping to build brand, supporters, boost donations, share success stories, recruit volunteers and demonstrate the difference our programmes make to people’s lives.

Time & Place

We are looking for someone who is able to commit for at least 3-6 months. We imagine it would be 2-4 hours a week. The role could be done mostly from home however it would be important for you to visit our programmes to get a feel for what we are doing.

Apply here

 

Energy Ball Production Volunteer for Vita Bites

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’ that we call Vita Bites.

What will you be doing?
You will be assisting with the kitchen production of Vita Bites; a healthy snack, packed with nutritious ingredients. Duties will include making the mixture, packing and labeling.

What we are 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?
Mondays 13:30 – 17:00
OR
Tuesdays 9am – 12:15pm OR 13:45 – 17:00

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

More info

Apply here

 

London Feeding Programme food prep volunteer

Chop ‘n’ chat
Enjoy cooking? Why not join one (or both!) of the communal mass peel, chop and cook sessions for homeless and otherwise vulnerable people and families. Sessions run from 9am-12.30pm and again from 1.00pm-5.30pm. A fun morning or afternoon with the very rewarding result of having helped prepare meals to feed the most vulnerable and at risk members of our community.

What you will be doing
You will be assisting in the kitchen with the preparation of hot vegan meals. Duties will include
chopping vegetables, cleaning pots, surfaces etc., chatting and having a good time!

What we are 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.

Time
Every Thursday: AM prep 9:00 – 12:30 OR PM prep 13:00 – 17:30
Place
In our kitchen at 3a Cazenove Road, N16 6PA.

More info

Apply here

 

London Feeding Programme Evening Distribution Volunteer

Distribution Volunteer

Do you have an hour or two to spare on a Thursday evening? Would you like to help those in need in London?

The London Feeding Programme has been running since 2011; come rain or shine our fantastic volunteers have been set up outside Lincoln’s Inn Fields, serving food and other donations to our beneficiaries. If you are available on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm-7.45pm and would like to get involved then please apply below and state your interest.

Apply here

 

Delivery Volunteer

Bike deliveries

  • Do you live in Hackney or are able to cycle here, do you have a bike with panniers or a backpack 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.
  • You will be collecting our handmade energy balls from our office at 3a Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington and delivering them to one of our partnering charities in North or central London.

What impact will this have?

  • The nutritious energy ball recipe was first created by one of AMURT’s own volunteers when the COVID-19 crisis first emerged. The homeless were, and still are especially negatively impacted by the pandemic.
  • Many have compromised immune systems, poor nutrition, and hygiene and are more susceptible to the virus and to developing complications.
  • By helping us provide this nutritional support, you will be giving the homeless community a chance of a healthier and safer life.

Commitment

  • We are looking for volunteers living in the immediate local area (or those who are able to travel between our office and charity partners) who have a good level of fitness, are personable, have a ‘can do’ attitude and have their own bike with panniers or a backpack. It is vital to have access to Google/GPS maps on the phone or other devices or a good knowledge of the area. No previous volunteer experience is needed for this role. Ideally, the successful volunteer would be available weekly or bi-weekly.
  • We are looking for volunteers to give a couple of hours of their time on preferably Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays to deliver our energy balls to different locations in London (other weekdays may be possible). They can choose to help on as little or as many days as they wish.

Apply here

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