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Early Start Volunteering Programme

As an Early Start Volunteer you will be volunteering alongside trained professionals in Newham delivering Parent/Carer and Toddler sessions such as; Messy Play, Stay and Play and Music and Movement.

We ask for a minimum commitment of three hours a week based in a Children's Centre within the London Borough of Newham. In return we offer a training programme including:

  • Induction to Volunteering
  • Basic Safeguarding
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Five to Thrive (early brain development) 

You will also have a linked Mentor at your placement venue plus on going support.

Once training is completed and you are cleared to volunteer you will join a knowledgeable Best Start in Life Children's Centre Team.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone considering a role in a Children's Centre environment as you will gain experience, give back to the community while raising your understanding of Children's Centres, child development and early education.

A Thank You From Active Newham

18 December 2017

In recognition of the valuable contribution Newham’s Volunteers have made to our community, Active Newham organised a ‘Thank You’ event for all the volunteers

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week is nearly upon us, find out more about how we celebrate all our volunteers

Farewell to Jane Hodges

03 July 2017

After a successful two years heading up the Volunteering service in Newham Jane will be moving on