Coin Street Community Programmes Team
Your skills, talent and commitment will help local people build the community that they want in Waterloo and North Southwark.
The Coin Street Community Programmes Team deliver a range of programmes to support participants towards a good life through promoting health and wellbeing, creativity and self expressions, employment and enterrprise and skills and learning for life. We have a range of opportunities including one-off activities, regular sessions and project based programmes.
One-off and flexible opportunities
Events for older people – Friday 18 January 5-9pm
Our annual seniors party in January is an evening of dinner and dancing and the highlight of the year for over 80 local older people. We have also held summer boat parties the last two years which have been a huge success. We need volunteers to help with practical tasks like hanging up coats and serving food and drinks but also volunteers who are keen to talk to the participants and join in with the fun.
Gardening sessions – Tuesdays 11.30-2pm
Our weekly gardening sessions can be attended on a regular basis or as a one off. Make local green spaces more colourful and vibrant, improve health and reduce isolation of participants by growing food to share and supporting those who need help to get involved.
We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers who can work flexibly across the programmes so don’t worry if you can’t commit to volunteering every week. All of our sessions run on a term time basis.
Young People, Children and families
We are looking for friendly, pro-active and engaging people to support our programmes for children, young people and families. Make a difference to the often-challenging lives of inner-city children and young people by providing opportunities to have fun, learn and be active members of their community.
- Tutoring volunteer – Mondays 5-6pm or 6-7pm
Support young people 10-18yrs old excel in their studies and build their confidence in these 1:1 tutoring sessions. We are looking to recruit tutors who can help students across a range of subjects through support with homework, learning concepts and revision. Support can be provided by staff around resources but being confident in subject knowledge is helpful!
- Youth Night volunteer – Thursdays 4-6.30pm or 6-9pm
Join us for our new extended Youth Night with sessions for 8-12yr olds and then 12-19yrs olds later in the evening. These fun sessions for young people provide a safe and friendly space to do homework, sport and games, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, cookery, music production and workshops. The sessions include a healthy meal and activities are led by the young people as much as possible. Your time will make a huge impact on young people who need positive adult role models.
- Family Sundays volunteer – Sundays 1030am–1pm
This session improves the health and wellbeing of children aged 5-10 years and their families through a range of activities including sports, dance with Rambert, arts and crafts and games, and activites for parents. It is very popular session and we are keen for volunteers to help with registers and admin, provide refreshments and we are particularly looking for volunteers who can plan and lead on creative activities and games.
We would love to recruit some enthusiastic volunteers to make a difference to the lives of isolated older people.
- Saturday Feel Good Club – 11-2pm
Wellbeing sessions for older people including spin, stretch, massage and healthy eating. Welcome participants, complete registers and provide refreshments as well as friendship.
- Coffee mornings – Thursday 11am-12.30pm
Support local older people to plan and facilitate activities and workshops as well as making teas and coffees and having a friendly chat!
We run activity camps for young people over the Easter and Summer holidays and trips and projects in half terms. Please get in touch for more information about our current programme.
Across all sessions we want to work to make our programme as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you have a skill such as sign language/ audio description or an interest in enhancing accessibility, then please get in touch.
How to get involved
If you would like to get involved in any of the opportunities listed or have your own idea for how you could participate in our local community then please get in touch with Laura Reynolds 020 7021 1622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on a regular basis will need to provide 2 references, have a meeting with a member of staff, be wiling to complete a DBS check and safeguarding training.
Coin Street neighbourhood centre,
108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH
Colombo Street community & sports centre
34-68 Colombo Street, London SE1 8DP
Tel: 020 7261 1658 www.colombo-centre.org