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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. 

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How to Apply

To apply for any of the below volunteer roles please complete a Volunteer Application Form and e-mail it to volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk. You are welcome to send a completed application form as a general application and suggest ways in which you might be able to help, but please note that we may not be able to respond to all applications - we will be in touch if we have a role suitable for you!

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

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

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


Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers who would like to volunteer at the Project on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. This can be as much as a few hours a day or the whole day. If you are interested please fill in our volunteer application form stating your availability and send it back to volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk.

Timetable

Christmas Day 10:00am-2:00pm: Christmas lunch.
Christmas Day 2:00pm-5:00pm: Christmas games and activities.
Boxing Day 10:00am-2:00pm: Lunch.
Boxing Day 2:00pm-5:00pm: Games and activities.
New Year's Eve 9:00pm-12:30am: DVD followed by music, dancing, games and activities.
New Year's Day 2:00pm-5:00pm: Session on 'My Hopes & Dreams for the Next Year...'.

Volunteer Social Enterprise Assistant

To assist the Marylebone Social Enterprise Team with managing bookings at our meeting room venue; SPACE in Marylebone.

The role:

  • Providing excellent customer service and a warm welcome to  our customers and visitors.
  • Reception duties.
  • Setting up refreshments and equipment in the meeting rooms prior to arrival.
  • Dealing with guest queries or complaints and resolving these wherever possible.
  • Clearing away and closing the room after the guests have departed. This may involve setting up for a booking the following day.

We are looking for someone who:
 
  • Is passionate about hospitality and has excellent customer service skills.
  • Has an awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular, homeless women.
  • Is hard working and committed.
  • Is reliable and flexible.
  • Is friendly and approachable.
  • Is a team player.
  • Lives out our values.
  • Has basic IT skills.
  • Is looking for a volunteering position that offers flexibility rather than a set weekly commitment.

Availability required:


Flexible. Mostly evenings, weekends or early mornings on an ad-hoc basis, depending on volunteer's availability.

To apply:

Please find attached the job description and fill out the application form. Email this to us at: sarah.brill@churcharmy.org. 


Volunteer Admin Assistant

To assist the Marylebone Support Services Team with general admin to help them in the delivery of the team's overall objectives.

We are looking for someone to join us for both a half day commitment and a full day commitment.

Resettlement Team Assistant

 

*Female Workshop Facilitator to join the Resettlement Team

The role:

  • Provide twice a week Private Rent Scheme (PRS) workshop to women ready for independent living in the community.
  • Deliver the workshop in an IT room to 8-10 women.
  • Show the women how to search for properties on websites.
  • Show the women how to arrange viewing appointments.
  • Keep a weekly record of: attendance register, the tasks completed by each resident and the outcome of each session.
  • Feeding back to the Manager on the above.

Skills required:
 
  • Knowledge on how to use a PC and troubleshoot minor issues.
  • Experience navigating various websites.
  • Adept in managing any difficulties which may arise during the session.
  • Awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular, homeless women.

Availability required:

Two sessions per week:
  • One 4-hour session either Saturday or Sunday.
  • One 2-hour session late afternoon/early evening Monday-Friday (this can be negotiated).

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.
 

Admin Worker to join the Resettlement Team

The role:

  • Carrying out residential hard copy file audits.
  • Carrying out residential electrical file audits.
  • Carrying out other admin tasks as requested by the Resettlement Manager.

Skills required:
 
  • Experience in using a PC.
  • Awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, and in particular, homeless women.

Availability required:
 
  • One half day per week. Morning / afternoon (this can be negotiated).

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.
 

Marylebone Day Centre

The Marylebone Day Centre is for homeless women, including refugees and asylum seekers. The centre runs a Rough-Sleepers Drop-In and the Meaningful Activity Programme. Ladies registered with the Day Centre have access to:

  • Showers (Mon-Fri).
  • Laundry (Mon-Fri).
  • Breakfast (Mon-Fri) (subject to availability).
  • Housing advice.
  • The meaningful Activity Programme includes classes and workshops about: volunteering, learning & development, health & wellbeing, creativity and socialising.

Below is a list of volunterring roles needed in the Marylebone Day Centre:
 

ESOL /Maths Support Tutor

Many of our women struggle with essential skills like basic Maths and English. If you experience in tutoring and can spare half an hour a week to practice English conversation or simple Maths, please complete the application form above. The sessions can be in your lunch break or after work.

Dance Class Teacher

Dance class has been a popular request from our women. If you have experience teaching Dance and would like to run a small group on a weekly basis, please complete the application form above.

Piano or Guitar Tutor

Do you play an instrument? We are currently looking for talented musicians to share their gift with our women. If you can give a couple of hours a week to teach beginners, please complete an application form. The sessions could be a small group, or 121.

Massage Therapy

We have a massage chair, all we need is a masseuse! If you have skills in massage therapy and would like to share this with our women, please get in touch.

Knitting Group Leader

Knitting is a useful skill, especially as it is now getting colder. If you are a passionate knitter and would like to give a couple of hours of your time to teach these skills to our women, please let us know.

Additional One-Off or Group Activities

 
  • Clothing Giveaway. We regularly have a lot of clothes donated which can be given to residents in a session.
  • Breakfast Club. Cooking for rough sleepers.
  • Poems / Literature and Creative Writing Workshops.
  • DIY Workshops.
  • Tidying, cleaning and painting our courtyards.
  • Financial Workshops.
  • Arts and Crafts. Making Christmas / Crackers etc.
  • Career Advice.

If you have other skills and talents that you would like to share with our women, we are always open to ideas. Please send a completed application form as a general application and suggest ways in which you might be able to help. Please note that we may not be able to respond to all applications. However, we will be in touch if we have a role suitable for you!