Not sure how to keep yourself busy this summer? Or have you always wanted to get involved with volunteering, but you just haven’t had the time yet? Why not use this summer to start volunteering, whether you’re new to it or haven’t been able to get stuck in for a while. We’ve collated some of our many opportunities available this summer, both in London and a couple abroad, for you to start off with.

Nature Conservationist

The Conservation Volunteers – Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Help the wardens of the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park to carry out vital management work in the Ecology Park on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

Family Sundays Volunteer

Coin Street Community Builders

Support these holistic sessions for children 5-10 years and their families offering a range of activities including football coaching, dance with Rambert, arts and crafts and workshops for parents.

Workshop Assistant

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives requires volunteers to conduct hands-on activities for early years, primary and secondary school groups in our Learning Space.

Research Assistant, Asia Studies Centre

The Henry Jackson Society

The Asia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in East Asian or Indo-Pacific affairs who would like to gain experience working in a policy institute.

Conservation Programme

SEED Madagascar

SEED’s Conservation Programme works to integrate scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge and capacity for sustainable conservation efforts.

Short Term Volunteering Opportunities Abroad

International Cultural Youth Exchange UK

Worldwide opportunities! No previous experience required but volunteers must have enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication and desire to experience a new culture.

Events Coordinator

WAYout Arts

Volunteer opportunities to run fun, creative and fundraising events, from film nights, club nights to gigs (including with patrons Frank Turner, Mark Thomas and Nick Hornby).

Fundraising Coordinator Internship

Otra Cosa Network

Do you want to get into fundraising? If the answer is yes then gaining experience in our office could be very helpful! Working in the OCN office is a great opportunity to get an inside look at a small NGO. You will gain hands on experience working side by side with our Peru based staff.

Can’t find an opportunity?

If you can’t see a suitable opportunity for you here, then search on CareerHub for one of our other 200+ ongoing opportunities or book a one-to-one with Gabriella Monasso, the Volunteer Centre Manager if you have more questions. And why not follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events and opportunities and read our blog for more volunteering tips and stories.