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Summer School Volunteer: One-off event

Poplar HARCA’s Summer Programme is back! We’ll be hosting fun and exciting activities for children and young people to enjoy all summer long. As a volunteer, you’ll be supporting our staff, helping to run the activities and ensuring all children are enjoying themselves. Activities include cycle training sessions, arts & crafts, movies and cooking sessions.

Location: Bow Community Hub / Aberfeldy Centre

Date: Various

August 1st , 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th , 15th,  17th, 23rd and 24th

Hours: 9.30am – 3pm

*If you would like to volunteer for a specific date, please state this on your application form or this can be arranged upon further communication.





Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360

Volunteers will help with:

  • Helping staff set up the activities for the day
  • Welcoming parents & children to the centre
  • Keeping an eye on the children to make sure they are well catered for and enjoying themselves
  • Making sure the centre is kept clean and tidy throughout the day
  • Helping staff tidy away all activities at the end of the day
  • Following PH health and safety protocols


  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Enjoy working within a team and with children
  • Able to adapt to dealing with different situations
  • Is responsible and can be relied upon to complete tasks
  • Punctual and time-efficient



What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

Volunteer For This Role

Volunteer application
Your gender:
Are you aged 18 or over?
If you're under the age of 18 we require permission from your parent or guardian prior to you volunteering. Please provide their details below.

More about you

Which days are you available to volunteer? *
Do you have any health issues or disabilities which we should be aware of or can support you with?
Would you like to be added to our Volunteering WhatsApp group and receive updates on upcoming events?
Are you a Poplar HARCA Resident?
Can we add you to our mailing list for other one-off volunteering opportunities? *
Would you like to receive our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with free training, job opportunities, Poplar HARCA updates and much more? *
If you're currently unemployed, would you like to receive 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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