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Outreach Volunteer

To volunteer as part of a small dedicated team who engage with the community to raise awareness about Spotlight. This is a role for passionate advocates of Spotlight’s ethos, goals and programme of activities.

Description of tasks

  • To take the time to learn about and understand Spotlight in detail
  • To assist staff in building relationships with other organisations
  • To arrange dates and times to visit community groups around Tower Hamlets
  • To consulting and gather feedback and recommendations from young people for service improvement purposes
  • To travel around Tower Hamlets using public transport
  • To give short and engaging talks about Spotlight with young people at lunch time periods at schools, colleges & Pupil Referral Units
  • To give out publicity materials to prospective young people and their families
  • To engage with and inform parents and carers with the aim to build a relationship of respect and trust.
  • To be part of the Spotlight team and to promote our ethos within Spotlight and externally.
  • To work within Spotlight’s policies and procedures.
  • To fulfil any other duties considered reasonable as directed by your supervisor and the Youth Work team.


We are looking for self-motivated and articulate volunteers who are passionate about the opportunities we have available for young people. You will be a confident presenter and be willing to travel around the borough.

Volunteering times: very flexible but we are looking for reliable volunteers who will turn up for a booking.

What can we offer?

  • We aim to provide a meaningful experience for you as a volunteer.
  • You will have a full induction followed by the right training and ongoing support.
  • You will have a named supervisor and there will be opportunities for regular feedback so you can track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals.
  • You will be prioritised for any further training we have on offer.
  • You will receive agreed ‘out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipts.
  • We will provide you with an honest reference regardless of how long you are with us.
  • We can promise a safe environment without discrimination and a supportive space to be in.

All volunteers will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and to supply references.

Application Form

Volunteer Application
If you are under the age of 18 we require permission from your parent or guardian prior to you volunteering

More about you

Which days are you available to volunteer? *
Are you a Poplar HARCA Resident?
Have you lived in the UK for more than 10 years? *
Can we add you to our mailing list for other one-off volunteering opportunities? *
Would you like to recieve our monthly newsletter? Keep up to date with free training, job opportunities, Poplar HARCA updates and much more? *
If you are currently unemployed, would you like to recieve support from our Employment & Training team? *

Who should we contact in an emergency?


Please provide contact details of two referees who are both willing to provide a character reference. This will involve answering questions on a range of topics from your strengths to areas for development and your time management. Unfortunately we cannot accept references from family or friends. If possible, at least one referee should know you from work, education or volunteering. There are lots of people suitable to provide references, if you are struggling to think of anyone suitable please get in touch and we can discuss your options.
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