VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

HammersmithLondon is dedicated to helping businesses engage with their community by offering a service which enables them to deliver on their Corporate Social Responsibility agendas.
To arrange a volunteer day please contact the BID office on 0203 362 4626 or by emailing info@hammersmithlondon.co.uk

Groundwork

 

Groundwork is a social and environmental regeneration organisation that works with communities across London to create better places, promote sustainable living and promote lives. They offer employee volunteering days which are a rewarding way to bring colleagues together, learn new skills and discover new talents. For more information on Groundwork, click here.

Housing on Estate Improvement Programme - practical days/tasks to help improve the grounds in local housing estates. Approximate cost £1,500 per day (covers planning, staff management, contribution to materials, refreshments) Up to 20 people.

School ground Improvements - practical days/tasks to help improve school grounds in Hammersmith & Fulham. Approximate cost £1,500 per day (covers planning, staff management, contribution to materials, refreshments) Up to 20 people.

Parks Improvement tasks - practical days/tasks to help improve the borough's parks, working in partnership with Quadron. Could be in locations such as Fulham Palace/Wormwood Scrubs. Approximate cost £1,500 (covers planning, staff management, contribution to materials, refreshments) Up to 30 people.

 

Reuse at the Loop White City - a day of learning about waste/recycling/reuse and upcycling, supporting the new & innovative reuse hub on the White City estate - run by Groundwork - with sales, furniture collection and having a go at upcycling some furniture. Approximate cost £1,000 per day. Up to 8 people.

Bespoke days - bespoke days can be arranged for a company if they are interested in learning about/highlighting issues of concern such as climate change, air quality etc. Costs tbc, depending on activity & numbers.

Skills based days - Employees could use their skills, knowledge & experience to help Groundwork with the design of a new project, with marketing a new area of work, or how to identify new corporate partners to support their work. A day that will ensure staff learn about collaboration, team work and social value. Costs TBC.

Youth mentoring - Groundwork will bring a group of young people into your office where staff will work with them on a range of tasks and exercises that help improve their life and communication skills, job readiness and team working. Costs approximately £1,000 for up to 10 people. The money supports the ongoing delivery of the young people's programme from which they have been selected.

Maggie's Cancer Centre

 

Located in Charing Cross Hospital, Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families. Maggie's has a number of opportunities available. For more information on Maggie's, click here.

Supporting Benefit Advisers - This is an office based activity which would see volunteers helping to photocopy, file and inputting data. A full or half day and flexible dates throughout the year (Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm)

Supporting a Fundraisier - helping with administrative work, charity collections, leafleting and compiling information packs. Requirements: A week, full or half day at flexible dates throughout the year (Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm)

Gardening Days - helping to take care of the centre's garden by mulching, planting and clearing leaves. The gardening session is held monthly on a Wednesday from 10am - 4pm.

Bucket collections - spend your lunchtime taking part in a bucket collection in The Broadway Centre. The two hour sessions run from 12pm-2pm, and are held frequently throughout the month. Three to four people are needed for each session.

Action Tutoring

 

Action Tutoring is an education charity that provides small group tuition for those students not normally able to afford it. They are seeking volunteers to help provide tutoring in either Maths or English for a one-off volunteering day or for approximately 1 hour a week across a school term (8-10 weeks). All students are from local schools in the area.

Tutoring - volunteers are needed for either one-off tutoring day or for one hour a week.

Requirements - Those interested must be in possession of a university degree or equivalent and have an interest in the subject you would like to tutor. This is a great opportunity to help support local schoolchildren as well as support your company’s corporate social responsibility agenda.

Doorstep Library

 

Doorstep Library brings the joy of reading into the homes of families living in disadvantaged areas throughout Hammersmith & Fulham. The local charity operates a team of volunteers who read with children, lend them books, befriend the families and offer support.

Sponsorship - donations are always needed to enable Doorstep Library to visit and read to a child by funding new books, travel costs etc.

Fundraising - undertaking a challenge such as a sporting race, cake sale or book drive to gain sponsorship for the charity.

Volunteering - Doorstep Library seeks individuals keen on sharing their passion for reading with children. Volunteers provide weekly one on one reading sessions after work

Training will be provided and applicants will be required to fill in a DBS (previously CRB) form. For more information, contact the BID on 020 3362 4626 or send an email.

HF Mencap

 

HF Mencap helps to empower children and adults with learning disabilities to get their voice heard, reach their potential and be included in their local community. They improve and promote well-being and development in all areas of their client's lives. For more information on HF Mencap, click here.

Fundraise for HF Mencap - companies are encouraged to support Mencap by hosting an in-office fundraising event such as a cake sale or 'wear a t-shirt' to work day. All money raised would go directly to the local branch of the organisation.

Offer professional advice - as a small local organisation HF Mencap would welcome any professional advice from local companies to help them improve their marketing or digital skills.

HF ARTSFEST

 

HF ArtsFest is committed to harness and develop excellence within the community through their Volunteer Network specifically created for the HF ArtsFest.

They aim to raise the aspirations of local students by engaging with local colleges to offer placements for students to gain ‘real world’ experience in the arts and service sectors. They also encourage local companies who are interested in corporate social responsibility and investing in the local community to offer staff the opportunity to volunteer.

Here’s a list of the Volunteer roles on offer leading up to and during the HF ArtsFest 2018:

Social Media & Website support
PR&M including distribution of our PR&M material
Administrative Support
Photographing events
Collecting Monitoring Information

HF ArtsFest need lots of Volunteers to help before and during the HF ArtsFest 2018, Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 June. If you are interested in helping out, please email their Volunteer Manager Sukaina, info@hf-artsfest.com

HAMMERSMITH COMMUNITY GARDENS ASSOCIATION

 

Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) are happy to hear from local companies who wish to volunteer with them.

They can offer challenges at all times of the year and tailor activities to suit the size of your group. On each site there are several tasks to be completed and so individuals are able to work in areas of interest or skill. Either half or full day challenges can be provided, as well as extras such as lunch or an end-of-day massage. They are happy to come and brief the team at your workplace prior to the event. Ideally, a month’s notice would be preferable to organise the session but HCGA can often offer some activities at short notice.

Companies they work with include: Timberland, Taylor Woodrow, Brook Lyndhurst, British Standards Institute, HSBC, BBC, the FA and Bet Fair.

Developing the wildlife garden at Sulivan Primary School, Fulham
Building a pond dipping stage and fencing at Flora Gardens Primary School, Hammersmith
Constructing a pond at Godolphin Gardens
Gardening days at Phoenix School Farm and Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses
Building new compost bins at Phoenix School Farm

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Why develop a CSR?

 

Developing a CSR agenda is a great way for businesses to make a positive impact in their local area while also helping to benefit the company. The main goals of the BID’s programme are to help businesses demonstrate their commitment to the community, to enhance their reputations, develop relationships and to boost staff morale and welfare. Community support can take a number of different approaches:

• Team volunteering
• Individual volunteering
• Business support
• Business sponsorship

Projects can be developed to address a number of criteria including economic, environmental and social as well as internal objectives. Team volunteering is an effective boost to staff morale and can increase employee satisfaction levels. The BID will work with businesses to establish what their long and short-term goals are and to find a partner organisation that will help adhere to these criteria in a practical and effective way.

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