Looking for a team volunteering day?
Does your company offer days for you to volunteer in the community? Has it been to difficult in the past to organise a team or find the time to actually get out and make a difference? Why not join our team for the day?
Involve are offering FREE spaces to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime team volunteering opportunity. This is your chance to really get stuck-in on a time critical project that will provide a fresh working environment for educational social enterprise 'Treasure House'. You will be joining volunteers from across London all working to achieve a common goal. If your company is looking to do more in the local community and can spare a few people for the day then please do book some spaces. We need a minimum of 10 volunteers per day to achieve our goal - so please sign up now!
Who will you be volunteering for?
Treasure House is a small education provision which has worked successfully with a number of students who have fallen behind in in their education since April 2009. Their aim is to re-engage young people who have fallen behind in mainstream education. They provide a flexible, creative curriculum which is tailored to the needs of the individual student. Their students soon begin to regain their confidence and interest in learning which, in turn raises their self esteem and chances of success. Treasure House place a strong emphasis on social development, including communal lunchtimes when we offer a healthy lunch. Treasure House are currently located in Walworth SE17, off Manor Place, but in 2013 we were confirmed by Southwark Council as the new managers of the Livesey Museum building. They will take up a 10 year lease this Easter and are committed to developing services for the community, opening up the building once again for community use. Treasure House need your help to complete the redecoration of the building to make it a welcoming and appealing space to it's young people and guests from the wider community.
What can I do to help?
Involve are looking for volunteers who can give a minimum of 1 day of their time to get stuck in and help with the redecoration of the Livesey Museum. The museum is enormous and without your help, the Treasure House, will struggle to open their building to their students after the Easter Holidays. Although, the main task will be to paint the walls, there will be a variety of additional tasks as the project progresses. Our aim will be to get the building ship-shape within a single week. As they say, 'Many hands make light work'!
What support will I be given?
It doesn't matter if you're not handy with a paintbrush, Involve will be on hand to help you get the most out of the day. The Involve team are experts in managing large teams of volunteers to achieve projects just like this one - you'll be in safe hands. The Involve team will be on hand to project manage the redecoration and to ensure that your health and safety is managed. Involve will provide you with a full briefing at the beginning of the day.
What if the day I'm available is already fully booked?
They wouldn't want you to miss out. Please contact them at involvebookings [at] volunteercentres.org.uk and they'll see if they can squeeze you in.
If I sign up, will you be sending me more information?
Yes, they'll send you a full set of joining instructions, travel information and a full risk assessment for the site and the activities planned. If you have any other questions or want to find out more about what the Involve team gets up to - please drop them a line on 020 7358 5947.