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Volunteering at QSA

QSA works with around 100 volunteers every year, who come from all walks of life. We would not be able to provide the level of service that we do without the help we get from our dedicated volunteers. In return we offer a structured and supportive volunteer experience and we will reimburse any reasonable travel cost.

Nb. If you are interested in paid opportunities please visit our vacancies page.

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Current opportunity: Annual Report designer
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 10am

Quaker Social Action is an award-winning anti-poverty charity working primarily in east and north London as well as across the UK. 

Are you prepared to take on a challenge that will be a fine addition to your portfolio? 

We seek an experienced volunteer designer to work closely with our Fundraising & Communication team to produce our annual report. 

Our annual report is our flagship document that shows the people we work with, donors and funders our impact and the difference we make. You will work with us to make the most out of our very limited budget to make a brilliant report that gets our messages across, is easy to read and looks good. 

You will assist us in producing materials from brief through to final files for press; you will have solid experience in branding and art direction and be able to creatively work on the project with flair and confidence. 

If youre an enthusiastic and creative person, with excellent design skills, we would love you to work with us. 

Working on our annual report is a significant commitment. We appreciate that youll need to fit your role in the team around your other work and there will be a need for some flexibility in how we work together. 

The final version of the report will be ready for press in August 2014. 

Your voluntary contribution to Quaker Social Action will be much appreciated and we hope that it will be a pleasing addition to your portfolio. 

To apply: Please send a portfolio link and an idea of your experience and availability to fandc@qsa.org.uk.

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Current opportunity: Annual Report photographer
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 10am

Quaker Social Action is an award-winning charity tackling poverty primarily in east and north London but also nationally. We like our annual reports to stand out and to make the people we work with proud to have been included. 

We seek a photographer to work with our Fundraising & Communications team to produce great images of the people we work with and our projects. 

We would like the photographer we work with to donate the use of the images to our charity to help us keep our costs down. In past years we have worked with established photographers who wish to donate their time and skills to charity and up-and-coming photographers who use the project to boost their portfolio. 

In recent years the photography has taken place over 2 days.

To apply: Please send a portfolio link and an idea of your experience and availability to fandc@qsa.org.uk.

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Current opportunity: Knees Up volunteer
Closing date for applications: ASAP

Are you looking for a way to support the local community? Would you like to learn new skills and gain experience in community development work? Can you share 2-4 hours a week to support an informal community hub?

Knees Up Works on the principle that focusing on what's strong is more empowering and life changing than focusing on what's wrong.

As part of our programme, we open the doors to a community living room every Thursday morning and evening and are looking for someone to come along, meet and support residents to unlock their own ideas in an informal community setting.

 We believe everyone has something to offer so if you would like to meet and support local people in a community setting for a few hours every week, please contact Victoria Kuhr.

To apply: If you are interested, please email victoriakuhr@qsa.org.ukand tell us more about why you are interested in the post, and what skills or experience you have. Please note that we are a small charity, and only have the resources to reply to those who have relevant experience. 

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Current opportunity: Made of Money Administrative Assistant volunteer
Closing date for applications: ASAP

Made of Money is a family learning, financial education project. We are looking for a volunteer Administrative Assistant. We need someone to help with making resource boxes, including using the computer to print out materials, and laminate, cut, and collate them. In addition the role includes database entry and other day to day office support.   

We are looking for someone to commit 1 - 2 full days a week, over a minimum of 3 months. Computer skills and great attention to detail are needed for this, as is an ability to work independently. We are able to reimburse travel within London by public transport and lunch.

To apply: If you are interested, please email us at madeofmoney@qsa.org.uk, and tell us more about why you are interested in the post, and what skills or experience you have. Please note that we are a small charity, and only have the resources to reply to those who have relevant experience. 

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Current opportunity: Made of Money volunteer
Closing date for applications: ASAP

In this role you will support Made of Money project in their day to day office administration. This primarily involves making up of resource packs for our trainings, including printing out materials, and laminating, cutting, and collating them.  In addition the role includes database entry and other day to day office support. We are looking for someone to commit two full days a week, for a minimum of 3 months. Computer skills and great attention to detail are needed for this, as is an ability to work independently.

To apply: please download the expression of interest form, then send the completed form to madeofmoney@qsa.org.uk or by post to Made of Money, QSA, 17 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ.

Contact Kristina on 020 8983 5043 for more details.

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Regular opportunity: Homestore volunteers

If you can travel to Stratford in Newham every week, you may be interested in volunteering at our community furniture reuse project, Homestore. The main roles available are:

- Office assistant

Office assistants work alongside the Sales Administrator to run an efficient and professional service to our customers. The role involves customer service, admin and record keeping, data entry, answering telephones, assessing of the suitability of furniture donations, arranging collections and liaising with the warehouse and drivers.

- Driver's assistant

Driver's assistants work alongside the driver on collections and deliveries, helping to ensure donors of furniture and customers receive a polite and reliable service. The role involves loading and unloading vehicles, helping to plan routes, keeping the warehouse stock in order and assisting with maintaining the vans.

To find out more and apply, contact Homestore's manager Jim on 020 8519 6264 or email jimcarling@qsa.org.uk.

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If you are interested in volunteering, but can't find a role here at QSA that is right for you, why not get in touch with your local volunteer centre?

 
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