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.

AMURT London Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Volunteer role)

Are you a social researcher who would like to put your skills to use in a small charity and make a real difference? We are looking for an experienced researcher familiar with participatory evaluation who can help us demonstrate the impact and benefit of our services to the homeless and vulnerable communities in and around Hackney, Islington and Camden.

What you will do:

  • Assist us in designing and planning a monitoring and evaluation strategy
  • Implement data collection methods to measure the impact of the work we do, the difference we make to people’s lives and to identify other needs of our beneficiaries
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative research data
  • Evaluate services based on the data you’ve analysed & make recommendations for improvement

What we are looking for

  • Ideally at least 3 years of social research experience including participatory research
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation work for charities
  • Real motivation to help a small local charity demonstrate their impact and improve their services

Time
Commit to seeing this project through which may take a few hours a week (mostly Thursdays) over some months.

Place
Our office at 3a Cazenove Road, N16 6PA and at our, distributions in Holborn, Islington and Hackney

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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’.
What will you 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 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.
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London Feeding Programme food prep

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 morning or afternoon with the very rewarding result of having helped prepare meals to feed the most at 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. 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 – 13:30 OR PM prep 13:30 – 17:30
Place
In our kitchen at 3a Cazenove Road, N16 6PA.
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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.

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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.

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