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Bankside and You

Here you will find current opportunities for participating in the Bankside community. They are open to all. Read about success stories of how these opportunities are realised.

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Share Your Skills With St. Mungo's Recovery College

From admin skills to survivalism Bear Grylls style St. Mungo's Recovery College are looking for enthusiastic tutors!
Apr 26 2015

Can You Support Someone into Education or Employment?

Maths, Physics and Chemistry Tutors urgently needed but any support appreciated eg ad hoc mentoring, CV, interview and career support
Feb 19 2015

Fancy a role in the theatre?

Your professional skills will help Southwark Playhouse Young Company build careers in the arts
Jun 29 2015

Could you create harmony with Borough Music School?

Help bring subsidised music tuition to children in Southwark
Jun 13 2015

Pass on your passion and inspire the next generation of bookworms

Join Save the Children and Beanstalk on their quest to support children in reading
Mar 24 2015

Volunteering Opportunities with MediCinema

If you have a passion for the silver screen, why not share your enthusiasm with MediCinema
Apr 6 2016

Don't have the capacity to physically volunteer? This could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Support young people through an online mentoring scheme by volunteering an hour a week.
Apr 28 2015

Can you share your DIY skills?

Pass on your valuable practical knowledge with The Repair Cafe
Jan 19 2015

Want to get some fresh air and improve your health on your Lunch break?

Why not join the Wednesday Lunchtime Red Cross Gardening Group? Help improve your local environment while getting fit at the same time. Tasks for all levels of experience from watering the flowers to mowing the lawn.
Aug 20 2014

Share your time and skills enabling young people to better pursue their potential

Volunteer with Faces in Focus as part of their youth led local action projects
Mar 22 2016

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Better Bankside's Volunteer Gardening Club

Making an impact on Bankside's streets and spaces, find out how local employees have helped spruce up the area
Apr 13 2017

Every Type of Donation Counts

Donations ranging from coffee beans and office stationery, to the use of meeting rooms; all help cover costs for local charities and community groups.
Feb 20 2017

London Councils staff have created a fully-fledged rooftop gardening club

With help from Bankside Urban Forest, members of staff have transformed their rooftop space into a sustainable staff community garden
Jan 30 2017

Volunteers Get Festive with Blackfriars Settlement

Bankside volunteers were a welcome helping hand at events tackling social isolation amongst local elderly this Christmas
Jan 15 2017

TPT spend a successful day volunteering with BUF & The Dragon Cafe

From greening Union Parade, to serving lunch at the UK's first mental health pop-up cafe, find out about TPT's recent volunteering session
Oct 19 2016

‘Shakesperience’ a Fantastic Success for Events Academy 2016

The Events Academy Students of 2016 would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported them during the summer.
Sep 14 2016

Volunteer week 2016 launched the Better Bankside Ecology Toolkit

From tips on guerrilla gardening, to building bat boxes, discover a variety of ways you can help 'green' Bankside
Aug 22 2016

Black Mountain Systems do a spot of spring cleaning in Bankside

A team of 15 volunteers helped spruce up two local green spaces with some help from Better Bankside and Quadron
May 23 2016

Forster Communications has just become one of the UK’s first certified B Corporations

There is a growing community of more than 1,350 Certified B Corps from over 40 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Oct 1 2015

UBM's volunteering day success

A team of staff from UBM volunteered their time giving back to the local community where they work
Sep 28 2015

Grow Crossbones a fantastic success for Events Academy 2015

The Events Academy Students of 2015 would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported their Grow Crossbones fundraising event.
Aug 27 2015

Momentum Worldwide promote health and wellbeing while connecting with the local community

Momentum Worldwide's green gym has linked up with local residents at Sumner Buildings supporting them to look after their playground garden
Jun 26 2015

Mediaocean are leading by example growing a long term partnership with local residents at Lucy Brown House

Staff at Mediaocean get fully behind supporting local elderly residents
Jun 26 2015

Shout about your businesses community involvement!

Winning a Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award is your opportunity to highlight your community engagement achievements to clients, internal stakeholders and competitors.
Mar 6 2015

'Gr' Eight Associates volunteer with St Mungo's

Eight Associates recently gave their time to hold energy workshops with members of St Mungo’s Recovery College in Rushworth Street which aimed to address the issue of fuel poverty
Aug 26 2014

STR get their kit on for Mint Street

World Cup Fever with a difference
Aug 1 2014

Community Connections Forum - now live!

Check out our new Community Connections Forum and link up with other Bankside businesses and community organisations.
Apr 28 2014

Robes Project enjoy exhibition at Tate Modern

Clients of Robes Project, a charity that supports homeless people, had a fantastic day out at the Mira Schendel exhibition
Feb 13 2014

Together at Christmas biggest yet

1800 gifts collected for homeless people in Southwark
Dec 16 2013

Latest Events Academy a success for everyone!

100% of young participants felt ‘more prepared to apply for a job’
Nov 15 2013

My story: Natalie Edwards

Volunteer at St Mungo’s Recovery College
Nov 15 2013

Mint Street Job Fair goes down a storm

Over 50 local job seekers met employers at community jobs fair this month
Oct 25 2013

St Mungo’s Recovery College on the BBC

Video: what did the BBC made of this unique local service?
Oct 25 2013

“It pushed me out of my comfort zone…”

Find out how this year’s 8 Events Academy students fared in our summer work experience programme
Sep 26 2013

Introducing Bankside’s latest relaxing green space

Volunteers club together to create a new garden for the Bridge café
Jul 29 2013

Making new digital friends

Ofcom helps older people keep in touch
May 29 2013

Were you at Better Bankside’s Community Connections event?

Inspirational evening proves collaboration is the future
May 23 2013

Employees pitch in to help Mint St kids get active

Find out how ABTA found the perfect local partnership
Apr 19 2013

Celebrating three years of partnership with a Better Bankside Community Star

Trayport and residents of Lucy Brown House share their third Christmas Party together
Feb 21 2013

Bankside gets wrapping for borough's vulnerable and homeless

Clothe, feed and support for over 600 homeless people and youngsters with special needs in SE1
Dec 20 2012