The Bookmark Reading Charity helps children develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond by putting flexible volunteering at the heart of its communities.
Young Roots works with young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-25 to support them to realise their potential. The organisation runs youth groups, English language peer support projects, sports activities, and trips. It also works one-to-one with young people through a Casework Service that supports them to find accommodation, to access health and education services, and to find immigration advice.
Westminster Befriend a Family's 200 volunteers provide weekly support services to families with complex and multiple needs. They also support children aged 0-18 and their families by visiting homes and providing community services.
High Trees is a community development Trust based in Tulse Hill. It operates across Lambeth and South London and connects with people and local communities to strengthen skills and build stronger voices. High Tress delivers services in community education and training, employment and careers support, children and young people, families, and social action.
Safe Families for Children provides support to families experiencing poverty, conflict, hardship, homelessness, ill health or addiction. It also provides safe, temporary family stays for children and works to protect the physical and mental health of children. Much of this support is provided by volunteers.
The purpose of Kids is to enable disabled children and young people, along with their families, to enjoy their lives. In particular, we assist disabled children and young people to develop their skills and abilities so that they can fulfil their potential and aspirations. Kids' services include home learning, key working, play and leisure, transitions, and sibling and young carer support.
Doorstep Library trains volunteers to provide home reading support for primary school aged children living on deprived housing estates in west London. Volunteers aim to instil a love of reading in the children to encourage them to read widely and for pleasure, to help with their literacy, education and life chances. Volunteers also support parents to enable them to better participate in their children's reading and literacy; for the most vulnerable families, we signpost them to local services.
The Kids Network runs a volunteer mentoring programme for children who face multiple challenges in their lives. Many live in poverty, are young carers, have experienced domestic violence or family breakdown. They have all been identified by our partners as having low emotional wellbeing, difficulty forming positive relationships and managing their emotions.
Refugee Education UK supports young people affected by displacement or crisis to access and progress in education. It works primarily with unaccompanied refugee children and young victims of trafficking.