We are thrilled to announce our new centralised page for Volunteer Opportunities at Spark! – a hub of impactful collaboration and life-changing experiences.

Whether you’re looking to enrich lives or expand your own horizons, we have a variety of roles awaiting your unique talents:

🎓 Support career and employability activities in schools
🏢 Host insightful industry visits for students
🤝 Offer work experience opportunities
🚀 Become a one-on-one Career Mentor

Volunteering isn’t just about giving back; it’s a pathway to personal and professional growth.

✅Boost your health, stress levels, and mood
✅Enhance your leadership skills
✅Expand your professional network
✅Skyrocket your employment opportunities – with 60% of hiring managers valuing volunteering experiences
✅Deepen your sense of purpose and impact in the community

Ready to make a difference?

Dive into our pool of opportunities today and find the role that fits you best. 
For more information, reach out to fayerounding@sparkcharity.org.uk

Our trustees play a vital role in making sure the Olympia Charitable Trust achieves its core purpose.

We are looking for two people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. Trustees have a collective responsibility in relation to funding applications and will act as a group and not as individuals.

Deadline for applications: 21 February 2024.

Further details

Are you passionate about the charity sector? Want to help tens of thousands of charities to be as awesome as they possibly can? Love the idea of championing the massive impact that independent charities have across the UK? Then we want to hear from you! We’re currently looking for people to join our (already pretty amazing) Board of Trustees. Find out more here.

The volunteer tutor role provides a rewarding opportunity to connect with a young person and help them reach their full potential, by supporting their education and learning, and inspiring the next generation. We are currently partnered with 23 schools across London and it would be fantastic for local volunteers to get involved. Please follow the link to our website, here


Imperial Health Charity works with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in central and north-west London.

Following the enormous popularity of our Summer Youth Volunteering Programme, recruitment has opened for our term time programme which starts in September. We seek young people who live within a few miles of our hospitals to lend a hand on wards, offering friendly companionship to patients at the bedside, delivering meals at lunchtime and carrying out other useful tasks that help staff provide the best possible care. Please note we do not offer work experience.

Our Youth Volunteering Programme gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills and gain invaluable experience in a unique setting. We welcome local young people who are aged 16-21, whether young people who are interested in a future career in healthcare, or those who simply wish to support their local hospital. We give training and support to every young person we take on.

Applications close on 23 July. However, we will close applications earlier if we receive a very high number, so please encourage young people to apply well before the closing date.

 Applicants must be aged 16 by 25 August. We carry out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on all potential volunteers, to determine their suitability to volunteer in our hospitals.

Full details about the programme, key dates and how to apply can be found here.  Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your young people.


Hammersmith & Fulham residents interested in volunteering are invited to find out about the many great volunteering opportunities across the borough at our first-ever Spring Volunteer Fair at Fulham Good Neighbours, Rosaline Hall, in partnership with H&F Volunteer Centre.

You will also get to speak to various other organisations including Barons Court Project, Blind Veterans UK, Bishops Creighton House, Carers’ Network H&F, Citizens’ Advice H&F, Healthwatch H&F, Shaw Trust, and Home-Start alongside Fulham Good Neighbours and H&F Volunteer Centre.

Fulham Good Neighbours and H&F Volunteer Centre are taking part in the National Volunteer Fair week to increase community engagement within the community. There are several perks to volunteering including engaging with new people, improving interpersonal skills, and most importantly developing vital skills that in turn will enable you to add an edge to your CV.

The event will take place on Tuesday the 6th of June at 1:00pm-4:00pm at Rosaline Hall, 70 Rosaline Rd, SW6 7QT. This is a great opportunity for residents to speak with local organisations and find out more about the work they are each doing.

The event is free, and entry is for all! If you wish to find out more, please contact us at info@fulhamgoodneighbours.org or call us at 020 7385 8850. You can also visit our website at www.fulhamgoodneighbours.org to find out more about our services and volunteering opportunities.

Book your tickets now – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/638595816277!

We are a national charity that supports 700+ Shared Reading groups around the UK, through training, resources and support. These groups take place in libraries, charities, community centres, care homes, the NHS and other settings, and are all about supporting wellbeing through reading. Our groups help people enjoy and access reading, and connect as a group. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease.

Find out more about this service at Avonmore Library

We are also looking for new volunteers in Hammersmith and Fulham:

H&F recruitment

Volunteer recruitment

Doorstep Library is a community-focused charity dedicated to bringing the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London who need our support. We are currently looking for more reading volunteers.

Please click on the links below for further information.

Find out more

Reading Volunteer specification



‘Before I met my mentor, I used to stay at home and I was less confident. Now I feel brave and I’m proud of the answers I give in school.’ Lorenzo, South London

There’s a child like Lorenzo waiting to be inspired by you – apply today!

The Kids Network believes every child should have access to positive childhoods and the future they deserve. They match children aged 8 to 11 with positive role models; local heroes from their communities who help build their confidence, resilience and ability to manage their feelings, by supporting them over the course of a year by providing fun and positive experiences and activities. Additionally, our volunteer mentors report that their wellbeing increases, that they feel more connected to their communities, and that they have developed their own skills too! Full training and 1-1 support is provided throughout, volunteers to be 18+ years old and have the right to volunteer in the UK.

Watch this video to find out more about mentoring, and how becoming a volunteer can help develop your own skills and wellbeing while positively impacting the life of a child.