Volunteering at St. Pancras Community Association

You may be able to help us and we may be able to help you by arranging volunteering at SPCA.  The most popular roles are outlined below and if you’d like more info., call 020 7380 1501.

Tosin, a volunteer here at SPCA

Serving and possibly preparing refreshments, settling in newcomers,  leading games or singing, escorting frail people on short journeys, encouraging communication, arranging and promoting visits.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Experience in caring roles, useful for job seekers’ experience and CVs, especially for people seeking work in caring professions.
  • -Contributing to the community, feeling good.
  • -Getting to know new people.
Commitment required

Regular Monday or Wednesday mornings.

Qualifications and Restrictions

May need to undergo a police check (DBS).

Setting up rooms and equipment, taking registers, playing with children to help them learn, getting feedback from adults.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Experience in caring roles, useful for job seekers’ experience and CVs, especially those wanting to work with children.
  • -Contributing to the community, feeling good.
  • -Getting to know new people, including parents as well as children.
Commitment required

Regular Monday mornings or afternoons, with possibilities at other times.

Qualifications and Restrictions

May need to undergo a police check (DBS).

Especially the summer festival.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Experience in planning and decision making. Useful for job seekers’ CVs.
  • -Contributing to the community, feeling good.
Commitment required

4-5 early evening meetings per year, mostly in Spring and early Summer.

Summer Festival tasks range from overseeing bouncy castles or face paints to setting up marquees to managing raffles to shifting furniture.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Limited but genuine experience for job hunters. A little can look good on a CV.
  • -Lots of fun.
Commitment required

1 or 2 days in summer.

Telephone and face to face reception duties plus whatever the “tasks of the day” entail.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Meeting a wide range of people.
  • -Useful experience for someone seeking admin work.
Commitment required

Undergo basic training then be available for requests to cover specific times.

Qualifications and restrictions

Willingness to undergo a police check (DBS).

Researching local community need, identifying suitable funders and what they want, matching this with what we want, preparing budgets and likely outcomes.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Knowledge of how to make a good funding bid, including collecting and presenting evidence to make a business case.
  • -Develop and learn to demonstrate business and communication skills.
Commitment required

It’s possible to schedule your own hours and to choose whether to work at home or in the community centre.

Qualifications and restrictions

IT skills, including Excel, Word and Outlook.
Good written English and Maths.

Overall responsibility for what happens at SPCA.

What Do Volunteers Gain?
  • -Experience of strategic management eg involvement in budget planning, staff recruitment.
Commitment required

One evening meeting per month (Mon. 6-8pm) usually with another 2-3 hours per month studying reports, working on recruitment panels etc.

Qualifications and restrictions

Willingness to speak up in meetings.
Live or work in Camden.
Preferably some knowledge of HR, financial planning, managing meetings etc. but these skills can all be learned.

Paid opportunities

Below are local paid opportunities, contact details can be found on the job description. Please contact the organisation directly for opportunities outside of SPCA.

Business Development Director – Castlehaven Community Association