Volunteering

Our volunteers play a key role in supporting residents and building better communities. 

They are individuals and groups from all walks of life who live and work locally and are prepared to give time and skills to help others.

Volunteering with us means making a difference, gaining confidence, improving and sharing your skills. Why not give it a go?

Our volunteering roles:

  • Activity Support

     Activity Support Volunteer

    Do you consider yourself a people person? Are you outgoing with good communication skills? Then Notting Hill Housing needs you.

    The activity support role is an important one. Based in one of our extra care schemes you will be volunteering with our older residents encouraging them to take part in activities and attend outings. Working alongside support staff you will be facilitating and planning events and activities which promote wellbeing and interaction amongst our older residents.

    We are currently recruiting for this role and require a minimum commitment from you of 6 months.

    • Commit to a regular day for a minimum of six months
    • Assist staff to deliver an activities programme for residents
    • Develop your  interpersonal  skills
    • Volunteer Handbook and policy given
    • Training offered
    • Lunch and travel cost reimbursed
  • Befriender

    Befriender

    Could you give one hour a week to visit someone elderly in their home? Take someone out to the cinema, for a stroll in the park, food shopping or just sit and have a chat and a cup of tea?  If so, the Volunteer Network needs you. The befriender’s role is an important one offering additional emotional support, working alongside staff to prevent social isolation and promote wellbeing. Befriending provides our vulnerable tenants with long-term benefits improving their physical and mental health. We are currently recruiting befrienders across most London Boroughs.

     

    • Commit to a regular weekly visit, for a minimum of six months
    • Befriending training offered
    • Befriendee referral matched to suit your interests and work/ home location
    • Volunteer Handbook and policy given
    • Attend volunteer events
    • Report back regularly to Volunteer Network Co-ordinator
    • Communicate with befriendee or staff on site if unable to attend
    • Travel costs reimbursed
  • Painter & Decorator

    Painter & Decorator

    Do you consider yourself a people person? Are you outgoing with good communication skills, but not afraid to get your hands dirty? Do you have decorating skills? Then Notting Hill Housing needs you.

    The Volunteer Painter & Decorator role provides practical support to vulnerable residents unable to decorate themselves. Working across our London properties you will carry out works for residents referred  by their Housing Officer’s or Support Worker’s. We will require you to complete a DBS (police check) before placement commences.  It would be useful, but not essential if you held a full driving licence. Dementia Awareness and Professional Boundaries Training  provided .

    All travel and lunch costs will be reimbursed.

    We are currently recruiting for this role and require a minimum commitment from you of 6 months.

    • Knowledge and skill in painting and decorating essential
    • Driver (desirable)
    • Able to work as part of a team
    • Develop your  interpersonal  skills
    • Training offered
    • Travel and lunch costs paid
  • Community Exercise Leader

    Community Exercise Leader

    Do you consider yourself a people person? Are you outgoing with excellent communication skills? Do you have experience working or volunteering with the elderly? Are you looking to develop your skills and gain certified training? Then Notting Hill Housing needs you.

    The Community Exercise Leader is an important role designed to deliver a meaningful, personalised activity programme that engages and stimulates residents. Exercise is vital for older people’s health, independence and happiness and so developing an exercise programme in a care setting can transform lives. Based in one of our sheltered or extra care schemes you will be planning and facilitating exercise activities that can engage our older residents and promote wellbeing and interaction. The sessions will be tailored for the elderly so they will be at a slow pace. Therefore, although you should be fairly fit and healthy we do not require you to be a professional athlete!

    We will provide certified training and this will take place over a two day period. The training will teach you how to plan and facilitate tailored and meaningful activity sessions and you will build on your planning, organisational and time management skills.

    We are currently recruiting for this role and require a minimum commitment from you of 6 months.

    • Commit to at least 2 regular time slots per week (roughly 45 minutes) for a minimum of six months
    • Deliver an exercise activities programme for residents
    • Develop your already impressive interpersonal  skills and transform people’s lives
    • Volunteer Handbook and policy given
    • Certified training given
    • Lunch and travel cost reimbursed
  • Digital Champion

    Digital Champion

    Notting Hill Housing Trust has some residents who lack basic digital skills. They can’t access cheaper on-line deals, miss out on the advantages of online banking and struggle to manage benefits and job searches online. More than this our residents without digital skills miss out on the social contact of being online, skyping family and friends and keeping up to date on social media.

    Do you have IT skills, the passion and time to teach and support others to learn new skills? Could you give one or two hours a week to support our residents in developing their digital skills? If so, the Volunteer Network needs you. The Digital Champion role is important to residents. You will support them online and in turn empower residents to take better control of their finances and communications, improving their general wellbeing and self esteem.

    We are currently recruiting 2 Digital Champions for our extra care scheme in Greenford. If you are interested in joining our digital team please email Volunteering@nhhg.org.uk

    • Commit to a regular weekly or fortnightly visit, for a minimum of six months
    • Travel expenses paid
    • IT equipment provided
    • Attend training

Share your time

  • Do you have some spare time once a month?
  • If you are an individual wanting to volunteer, are you able to make a commitment for a minimum of three months?
  • If you are part of a group, do you have a day spare in which to clear a garden, decorate a flat, run an interview skills workshop?

If the answer is yes, whatever your skills and interests you can help make a difference as an individual, group or company.

Individuals

Individual volunteers can provide us with practical assistance or befriending, creating better and safer communities.

Practical assistance could be decorating, painting, woodwork or gardening. If you have any special skills or knowledge we would love to know about it!

A friendly face can make all the difference to someone who is alone and isolated. If you are interested in volunteering for a befriending programme, we will carefully match you up with someone who would love to receive your help.

If you would like to volunteer and can make a minimum commitment of three months, we want to hear from you.

Groups and companies

Employee volunteering provides us with a much-needed workforce, as well as being a great team building day for the group.

Employee volunteering was established in 1995. We have developed strong partnerships with companies such as the BBC, Disney and JP Morgan.

With more manpower and a nominal budget to cover equipment costs, a group can achieve a huge amount in a day.

Training

We offer free in-house training to all our volunteers. Please get in touch with us to register your interest!

Learn more

For more information about volunteering with us, call 020 3815 1671 or email volunteering@nhhg.org.uk.