I’ve had an email about volunteering opportunities from a City graduate who now works at the charity Sense with Sense’s Tower Hamlets Befriending Service. She says “We offer weekly short breaks for children and young people who are disabled and have other complex needs in Tower Hamlets. Our befriending sessions could not happen without our fantastic volunteers who support the children and young people to get involved in their community. I think that City students and graduates especially those studying Health Sciences/Psychology, Sociology or who are who are interested in a related career or in social care or education would be amazing volunteers.
Volunteering as a befriender is great fun! Befriending sessions take place weekly, so students can build on their existing skills and enjoy new activities and experiences. Volunteers plan activities with their buddies based on shared interests – from sports to pottery, cooking to canoeing; and in doing so will aid a young person to develop confidence and independence”.
You can read more about volunteering as a befriender for Sense on their webpage at https://www.sense.org.uk/content/volunteering-tower-hamlets