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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

We offer a wide range of corporate and group volunteering activities here at the Marylebone Project, including the one-off and group opportunities listed below. If you'd like to see our full list of opportunities , or believe your team has talents or skills that would be beneficial to the Project,  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.
 


Christmas 2020

 

Group Volunteering Opportunities

This year we have two opportunities for groups to assist the Marylebone Project with spreading festive cheer to the ladies who access our services. 

Each year the Marylebone Centre hosts a Christmas meal offering food, companionship and and festive cheer for the ladies who access our Day Centre. This year our Christmas meal will be taking place in the week commencing Monday 21st December. To help make this a wonderful day, we're looking for a group of volunteers to join us in preparing and serving the Christmas meal, facilitating games including bingo and a quiz, and even dressing up as Santa to hand out gifts! After the event we'll be transforming the space ahead of our annual Christmas service with the help of our volunteers.

On Wednesday 23rd December we will also be packaging up Christmas gifts to share with our ladies. We would be delighted to welcome a group of up to five volunteers to help us spread seasonal cheer by gift packing tasty treats and items to encourage relaxation or getting creative. 

If you're interested in supporting us to make this a special time of year at the Project, contact us by emailing volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk or calling 0203 959 1444 and asking for our Volunteer Coordinator.

Opportunities for Individual Volunteers

We also have opportunities for individuals who'd like to spread goodwill and festive cheer this Christmas and New Year's period. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator by emailing volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk to find out more about our volunteering opportunities on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 


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.

Guitar Tutor

Do you play the guitar? Music lessons are incredibly popular with the ladies at the Marylebone Project and we are currently looking for a talented musician to share their gift with our women. 

Availability required:
We would be delighted to offer weekly small group tutoring sessions, taking place on a weekday or evening convenient for you. 

To apply:
Please email a completed application form to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk, outlining any previous experience of playing the guitar or music tuition.  This opportunity 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.