If you've got a skill to spare or are looking to start a new hobby, volunteering is a valuable and rewarding way to spend your time. There are lots of fantastic charities and organisations looking for volunteers close by to each of our Fizzy developments, bringing people from all different backgrounds and communities together to create a real difference. So, if you think a spot of volunteering is something you might fancy, carry on reading to find a charity close to you.
Their mission is to maintain the beauty and utilisation of James Hayes Park with the belief that a well-maintained open space helps to foster community spirit, creating an overall better living space in the city. This group takes care of the general maintenance of the park, including regular clean-ups and planting. They also host an array of community events throughout the year. So if you've got green fingers, or love to organise a party, check their website for volunteer opportunities!
An organisation that endeavours to make sure everyone in the community is fed and well. The distribution centre is just a 20-minute walk away from Fizzy Walthamstow, and they're always on the lookout for new helpers. Volunteering opportunities range from organisation and admin, to helping out at events and distributing food. Click here for a list of the different teams that you could join at Eat or Heat.
"The three Cs stand for ‘Control and Choice in the Community’ for people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health challenges."
This local charity helps people with learning disabilities and autism to gain control over their lives and contribute to the local community as equal citizens. They're always looking for potential mentors to encourage people to realise their potential and help boost their confidence. You could also help with events and activities in the local community, or simple befriend those who might need some company. To find out how to apply, click here.
Caritas Anchor House A homelessness charity dedicated to providing residential and life-skill support to homeless adults around Canning Town – and it’s just a two-minute walk away from our Fizzy building. Volunteers can help out with different jobs ranging from events to office support, but it all depends on what skills you have to offer. Contact them using the details on this page to learn how you can get involved.
Everyday, people in the UK go hungry through reasons that they may have no control over. Epsom and Ewell Foodbank are helping to elevate the problem by providing three days’ worth of food to people who are in need. If you're willing to offer some of your time, why not volunteer in their warehouse? It would be a great way to meet other people in the local community too. For more information on how to get involved, click here.
A charity focused on helping 11-25-year olds by providing wellbeing advice, sexual health advice, personal development and mental health support. Volunteers can join the board of trustees (providing administrative support), spare some time to share skills and experiences to inspire young people, help with funding or become a volunteer councillor. The charity is located just 20 minutes away from Fizzy Stepney Green, so if any you think you'd be suitable for any of these roles, find out how to get in touch here.
A homelessness charity providing meaningful jobs and homes for however long a person may need one. Emmaus have emphasised that living in a stable environment with the opportunity to work can help people regain lost self-esteem and the confidence they need to get back on their feet. They have a site in Greenwich with is only 20 minutes from Fizzy Poplar by tube. Here you can help by offering services such as plumbing or general household repairs. You can also assist with events or raise awareness by helping to run the social media accounts. Emmaus also have a charity shop that’s just a 10 minute walk away from Fizzy Popular that would love to take on more volunteers.
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