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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.
 


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.

Drop-in Assistant

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are running an amended drop-in service offering food, essential supplies and advice to female rough sleepers. We're currently seeking volunteer Drop-in Assistants to support the delivery of this vital service as we move into winter.

Our Drop-in Assistants will provide a warm welcome to service users at our drop-in reception, undertake general administrative tasks and assist with creating food parcels. If you're versatile, confident with cooking/serving food and administration, and keen to have a direct, positive impact on the lives of female rough sleepers, we'd love to hear from you.

Interested? Take a look at the full volunteer profile for this opportunity. 

Availability required:
We're looking for volunteers to assist on a weekly basis, between 9:30am - 2pm on one or multiple weekdays.

To apply:
Take a look at the volunteer profile and email a completed application form to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@maryleboneproject.org.uk. Don't forget to highlight your skills and experience relevant to the opportunity!

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.