Volunteering at the Marylebone Project

Volunteers play an important role in the work we do at the Marylebone Project and mean that we can offer a variety of activities and increased support to the women we work with. Volunteering is a great chance to make use of your skills and gain experience whilst giving something back to the community. 

How to Apply

To apply for any of the below volunteer opportunities complete a Volunteer Application Form and e-mail it to Bethan Tribe at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk.

To enquire about group or corporate volunteering opportunities contact Angela Owen at marylebone@churcharmy.org.uk.
 

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

The following volunteer roles are currently available within the Marylebone Project. We expect volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week and to attend on a regular basis. All volunteer roles require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.


*Female Munch Catering Assistant Volunteer

Munch in Marylebone is an award winning catering social enterprise working with vulnerable women to build their confidence and equip them with professional kitchen skills by preparing tasty and healthy food for the community.

The Role:

  • Supporting the Munch Catering Co-ordinator with the day to day running of the catering service
  • Helping to run practical catering classes with groups of women
  • Helping to sell Munch products on local stalls
  • Contributing to the educational aspect of the Munch training programme

Skills Required:

  • Able to follow strict hygiene, health and safety rules.
  • Able to carry out tasks quickly and competently.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Able to use your own initiative and work in a team.
  • An awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular homeless women.
  • Experienced in working with vulnerable people

Availability Required: Preferably half a day, five times a week or alternatively, 2 full days a week, Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm
DBS: This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*Female Rough Sleeper Drop-In Support Volunteer

The Marylebone Centre provides a rough sleeper drop-in for street homeless women each weekday morning. This provides essential facilities and services such as food, laundry, showers, luggage storage and advice.

The Role:
  • Answering the phone and monitoring access to the building on Reception.
  • Preparing food for the service users.
  • Answering enquiries and providing practical and emotional support to service users.
  • Carrying out basic admin tasks to support the Day Centre staff, e.g. running the Clothing Store
  • Supporting the Receptionist in monitoring the drop-in space and use of facilities (e.g. showers, laundry, luggage store).
Skills Required:
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • An awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular homeless women.
  • An awareness of boundaries and good practice within the workplace.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Flexibility to be able to undertake multiple tasks.
Availability Required: 9.30am-1.30pm or 9.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday.
DBS: This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*Female ESOL Teacher

The Role:
  • Preparing and delivering regular ESOL classes to groups of women
Or
  • Providing English language support to women on an individual basis
Skills Required:
  • A TEFL qualification or similar.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • An awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular homeless women.
Availability Required: Two hours per week, 9-5pm, Monday-Friday.
DBS: This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*Female Counsellor

The Role: 
  • Providing a weekly counselling services to women. 
  • Delivering the above in a safe and confidential environment.
Skills Required:          
  • Must possess, or be training for, a qualification in counselling or similar.
  • An awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular homeless women.

Availability Required: One day per week, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
DBS: This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*Positions are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.