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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 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

Support for family members of those being treated for cancer at Guy's and St. Thomas'

Dimbleby Cancer Care offer free support to those who are affected by cancer
May 29 2015

Help turn Crossbones Graveyard into a beautiful public garden

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of hands on activities and for valuable fundraising for the project
Mar 24 2015

Do you belong in our Bankside Star 'Hall of Fame'?

Are you actively involved in the local community? You may already be a Bankside Star so why not claim it!
Jan 20 2015

Would you donate one hour of your pay?

It's Happy Hour for St. Mungo's Broadway - donate one hour of pay and make an impact in the lives of local homeless people
Dec 19 2014

Together at Christmas

Join our Christmas gift appeal to make a difference to homeless, vulnerably housed and elderly people in Southwark.
Sep 21 2018

Join us as a MERGE volunteer

We're looking for volunteers with a passion for interactive public art to work with an array of visual artists, April - June 2017
Apr 24 2017

Events Academy needs you!

This summer could your business deliver a 90 minute workshop to a small group of Southwark young people giving an insight into your workplace? Or provide someone with a day’s work experience?
Apr 23 2017

The Great Get Together Bankside Needs Volunteers

The 18 June festivities are guaranteed to set pulses racing and mouths watering on the day.
Apr 22 2017

Dickens Square – Butterfly Walk Conservation

Happy to get stuck in and make a visible difference? This is the opportunity for you (16 March)
Feb 23 2017

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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