Volunteer

Volunteer

Toynbee Hall was founded on the principles of volunteering, and we have been proudly placing volunteers at the heart of our work for over 130 years. All of our frontline services rely on volunteers – we really could not provide access to support and advice services without them.

Current opportunities

Online superheros – fighting the good fight against loneliness in older people

In response to the loneliness that older people are telling us that isolation is causing them Toynbee Hall is delivering a new digital buddies scheme – supporting older people to get online, and learn how to get involved with things they’ll enjoy using the internet. The scheme works by matching an older person with a buddy who will be their go to person for questions and support using the internet, as well as their tour guide- helping them experience the things they previously enjoyed offline, online.

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Digital Inclusion Volunteer

Monday to Friday – Flexible
10am to 5pm – Flexible
One hour per week

The Wellbeing Centre and LinkAge+ project – a community centre for 50+ residents of LBTH and City of London. A user-led activities and social events space. Our aim is to encourage individual to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence. To tackle loneliness, social isolation and digital exclusion. To empower vulnerable adults.

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Telephone Befriending Volunteer

The main task is calling isolated elderly people twice a week minimum and having a chat to help them get through the isolation brough on by the Coronavirus crisis. The phone calls ned to be on the same times and days each week; and following the phone calls there will need to be reporting on the content in case there will be follow up actions, such as getting food, prescriptions, medical care..

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Informal ESOL Teacher Volunteer

This is a volunteer role and no remuneration is offered. Toynbee Hall will reimburse phone expenses that incurred following the conversation calls.
Tenure: This is an open-ended role, but requires a commitment to a minimum tenure to be set by Toynbee Hall, and is subject to periodic review to ensure that both Toynbee Hall and the volunteer are happy with the work being done. Each volunteer will agree with the client the times of their lessons, depending on the needs of the client and the availability of the volunteer. This is expected to be one hour per week.
Location: Home based.

You will be delivering regular informal English lessons by telephone or computer to a member of the local community and getting to know their learning needs. You will complete a post call report after each call, and liaise with the Community Team at Toynbee Hall to follow up any issues that the person you are working with has raised.

Apply here

Conversational English Volunteer

This is a volunteer role and no remuneration is offered. Toynbee Hall will reimburse phone expenses that incurred following the conversation calls.

Tenure: This is an open-ended role, but requires a commitment to a minimum tenure to be set by Toynbee Hall, and is subject to periodic review to ensure that both Toynbee Hall and the volunteer are happy with the work being done. Each volunteer will agree with the client the times of their lessons, depending on the needs of the client and the availability of the volunteer. This is expected to be one hour per week.
Location: Home based.

You will be making regular conversational English calls to a member of the local community and getting to know their needs in terms vocabulary and topics that will be useful to them. You will complete a post call report after each call, and liaise with the Community Team at Toynbee Hall to follow up any issues that the person you are supporting has raised.

Apply here