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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. 

"Since I have started volunteering, when people ask me how I am, I don't just say 'I'm fine', I also say 'I'm happy'" - Time for God Volunteer

How to Apply

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Marylebone Project has suspended in-person volunteering temporarily. However, we still welcome applications for all our volunteering opportunities! A member of the team will be in contact with applicants once it is safe and appropriate to resume our volunteering programme.

Individual Volunteers

To apply for any of our volunteering opportunities, please complete a Volunteer Application Form and e-mail it to volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk.

We're regularly developing new opportunities for volunteers to get involved. If you don't see anything that's right for you this time, check back in a couple of weeks or submit a general application and we'll do our best to match you with a volunteering opportunity. Similarly, if you have a skill not listed here that you think could positively impact our service users or the Marylebone Project, please complete an application form to let us know!

Corporate or Group Volunteers

Our one-off and group volunteering opportunities are listed below. If you see something you're interested in, or believe your team has something to offer us,  contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

The following volunteering opportunities are available at the Marylebone Project. To help us ensure the safety of the women we support, many of these roles are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and receipt of two satisfactory references. We hope that applicants for our volunteering opportunities will be able to volunteer with us for at least three months, as this ensures volunteers get the most out of their experience and minimises disruption.
 


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.

 

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 volunteering roles needed in the Marylebone Day Centre. Please note that our Day Centre opportunities are open to female volunteers only.

ESOL Teaching Assistant

Many of our women struggle with essential skills including basic English. If you have experience in tutoring and can spare a couple of hours a week to assist our ESOL tutor by practicing English conversation with the ladies, we'd love to hear from you!

Availability required:
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with one or both of the following weekly classes:

  • Tuesdays, 10am - 12:30pm - Beginners Class
  • Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 2pm - Conversational Class

Please note that we request volunteers start and finish their volunteering 30 minutes either side of the class times, to assist with preparation and pack down of the classes.

To apply:
Take a look at the Volunteer Profile for this opportunity and email a completed application form to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk. This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. 


IT Teaching Assistant

Our IT class empowers women to gain the basic skills and confidence required to access mainstream IT provision. If you're confident using a computer and believe you could assist our IT tutor by providing 1.1 support for attendees, please get in touch!

Availability required:
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with the following weekly class:

  • Thursdays, 10am - 12:30pm

Please note that we request volunteers start and finish their volunteering 30 minutes either side of the class times, to assist with preparation and pack down of the classes.

To apply:
Take a look at the Volunteer Profile for this opportunity and email a completed application form to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.ukThis role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. 

Sewing Teaching Assistant

Our weekly sewing classes are popular with the ladies at the Marylebone Project, and we are currently looking for volunteers to assist our sewing tutor with 1.1 support for sewing class attendees. No qualifications are required, just a passion for sewing and sharing your talents with others. 

Availability required:
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with one or both of the following weekly classes:

  • Mondays, 10am - 12:30pm - Beginners Class
  • Mondays, 1:30pm - 4pm - Intermediate Class

Please note that we request volunteers start and finish their volunteering 30 minutes either side of the class times, to assist with preparation and pack down of the classes.

To apply:
Take a look at the Volunteer Profile for this opportunity and email a completed application form to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.ukThis role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and references. 

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 submit a completed application form suggesting ways in which you could help, and we will let you know if we have a role for you.