Attending Charities

The Back Up Trust
  Ali Taylor, Youth Programme Leader
and Sophie Morgan
020 8875 1805
Nature of Charity Services to people with spinal cord injury including outdoor rehabilitation courses, wheelchair skills and mentoring. All services aim to build self confidence, belief, motivation, independence and provide a supportive network to people with spinal cord injuries.
Volunteering Opportunities Opportunities for people to be involved in outdoor activity courses and fundraising/awareness raising events. Courses in Lake District, Devon, Kielder, France, Sweden, USA.
  Professional advice needed for various projects, London based.
Cambridge House
  Clare Gilhooly and Kris Hall
Telephone - 0207 703 5025
VAULT 2 131 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0HF
Nature of Charity A vibrant voluntary organisation that provides a range of services and resources to the local community to improve people's lives, tackle poverty and inequality.
Volunteering Opportunities

Building Surveyor to assist with building redevelopment projects (up to 5 days throughout 2007).
Communications/PR person to raise external profile (up to 3 days in 2007)
Accountant or advanced trainee (1 day per week January-March 2007)
Archivist (1 day per week for a year)
Photographer to start collection of high quality photos of activities (1 day)
Mentor to help plan a major Capital fundraising appeal (1 day per month in 2007)

Jubilee Sailing Trust
  Amanda Butcher - Chief Executive
Lynne Curry - Head of Fundraising
(Mandy Boulding - PA to Amanda Butcher)
VAULT 2 Hazel Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 7GB
Telephone - 0870 443 5781
023 8044 9108
Nature of Charity The aim of the JST is to promote integration between able bodied and physically disabled men and women through the adventure of tall ship sailing.
Volunteering Opportunities Maintenance: looking for people to help with maintenance of both the LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS. There are jobs for everyone whatever the level of experience.
Fundraising: extensive opportunities to arrange an event or help at one.
Buddies: on board all people with a disability are paired with an able-bodied "buddy".
  Jacqui Henry, Danya O'Meally, Ethan Bernard
P O Box 27533, London SE4 1XF
Telephone - 0208 690 2211
Nature of Charity JUMP offers a wide range of programmes that help young people in South London to gain confidence and realise their full potential.
Volunteering Opportunities One-off help to achieve Quality Mark for services for young people.
Adhoc help for:
Event Management
Public Relations - especially press releases
King's Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association
  Nasim Ali and Abdul Hai
Marchmont Community Centre
62 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB
Telephone - 020 7278 5635
Nature of Charity A wide range of programmes to serve all the people in the King's Cross area.
Volunteering Opportunities Administration; Reception; Fundraising
Developing the Annual Report
Auditing and other regular support
London Youth Support Trust
  Rachel Rickards
Milton Ogakgole
Mare Street Studios, 203/213 Mare Street, London E8 3QE
Telephone - 0208 525 4130
Nature of Charity Aims to maximize the business and personal potential of young, disadvantaged entrepreneurs by providing business incubation services.
Volunteering Opportunities All the young businesses supported are very different and there are always questions cropping up where an expert is needed, whether it's a 15 minute call on what software to buy, to deal with accounting or a half day session on how to write a marketing plan. It would be great to have a list of people willing to be contacted on their specialist topic.
Marketing: as a charity LYST needs help preparing its marketing material.
  Matt Calvert, Mike Hickes - Chair of Trustees
Maxine Johnson - Funded Youth Worker
Telephone - 0207 607 7626
334-336 Caledonian Road, Islington, London N1 1BB
Nature of Charity A community-based charity working to improve the lives of young people in the Caledonian Road area of North King's Cross.
Volunteering Opportunities Prospex need volunteers to help with funding applications and co-ordination responses to grants etc.
Support in their Promotions and Public Relations work.
  Paul Forecast/London Manager -
Susan Sutton - Community Fundraising Officer -
2nd Floor, 65 Petty France, Westminster, London SW1H 9EU
VAULT 2 Tel - 0207 808 1260 Fax - 01767 685672
Nature of Charity A UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife. They depend on the goodwill and financial support of individuals. Their work is delivered in a wide variety of ways including owning and managing nature reserves, campaigning for greater protection of wildlife, advocacy work with landowners and decision makers and education work.
Volunteering Opportunities The RSPB has over 13,000 volunteers working on an exciting and varied set of projects, including fundraising, PR, marketing, land management and research. If the organisation does it, then a volunteer is involved and no bird knowledge is required.
Salmon Centre
  Peter Fuggle - Training & Experience Programme Manager -
David Mellis - Senior Development Manager
Paris Tume - STEP Volunteer
VAULT 2 19 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4TE.
Telephone - 0207 237 3788
Nature of Charity A 100 year old Christian based youth work charity running youth work sessions for young people aged 6 - 25. Aims to inspire young people to realise their potential, to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and to discover meaning and direction in their lives.
Volunteering Opportunities With the completion of a new youth centre, there are many opportunities for volunteering. Specifically looking for people to help in:- Media, Arts, Music, Sports (especially climbing skills), Employment Law
  Imogen Wilson - Head of Marketing & Brand Management -
020 7505 2038 or 07932 646 117
Andy Denner - Sales & Marketing Officer
Emma Wightman - Supporter Helpdesk Officer
VAULT 2 88 Old Street, London EC1V 9HU
Nature of Charity Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter believes everyone should have a home. "We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all".
Volunteering Opportunities Campaign event support
Marketing plan analysis for publications
Supporting publication business planning
Analysing audience research findings by region
Time and Talents Association
  Jane Broom - Trustee
Sarah Goodhall - Neighbourhood Care Manager
Kieren McIntosh - Youth Worker
VAULT 1 The Old Mortuary, St. Mary Church Street,
London SE16 4JE
Telephone - 020 7231 7845
Nature of Charity T&T serves the people of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey in SE London by providing a wide range of community activities and support.
Volunteering Opportunities Website design help
HR expertise - especially contracts of employment
Property expertise - liaison role with trustees/architects/builders
Marketing and PR skills, speakers and regular support work of many sorts
VSU Youth in Action
  Judith Skinner - Deputy CEO -
Telephone - 01732 469549
Chris Sceats
VAULT 1 The Bradbourne School, Bradbourne Vale Road,
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LE
Nature of Charity Aims to contribute to the education of young people by involving them in positive, practical and self-determined response to real community needs.
Volunteering Opportunities Trustee vacancies
Volunteer staff members for group projects, action groups and holiday schemes with young volunteers
(Opportunities across Kent)
The Westminster House
  Youth Club Katie Worthington and Wayne Virgo
VAULT 2 29 Nunhead Grove, Peckham, London, SE15 3LZ.
Telephone - 0207 639 5879
Nature of Charity Established in 1889, the club offers a generic youth club, an after school project, an anti-gang initiative, a Fresh Start Project for young women and an accreditation project.
Volunteering Opportunities Open to any offers, but particularly interested in support and advice in regard to PR for many successful projects.
YMCA George Williams College
  Mary Wolfe - Principal -
Gurcharn Marwa - Administrator for Introductory & Foundation Studies
Cordelia Joseph - Finance & Resources Manager
VAULT 1 199 Freemasons Road, London E16 3PY
Telephone - 0207 540 4900
Nature of Charity College of Further & Higher Education for Youth and Community workers
Volunteering Opportunities Creative thinkers; help with IT and marketing
Representational work
Membership of Finance Committee and/or Board
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