Share your talents, make friendships and enrich people’s lives.
We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the growing and dynamic volunteering team at Kisharon.
You will receive an induction, training and continual support and no previous experience is necessary.
For younger volunteers, every hour spent with Kisharon counts towards the Yoni Jesner Award or the volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Young teenagers also help to make their bar or bat mitzvah more meaningful.
Are you a personal trainer, tennis player, chess player, arts and crafts enthusiast, baker, exercise enthusiast, walking or running buddy? If you have a hobby that you would like to share with the people we support, we’d love to hear from you.
Are you a singer or performer? Many people in our supported living schemes love to listen to music and to sing.
Volunteer by singing or playing classical, opera, contemporary Jewish or secular music.
If you are interested in any of the volunteering opportunities on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childs Hill Library helpers
Meeting and greeting library customers, working at the desk to help customers find the resources they want, re-shelving books and keeping the library tidy and helping customers log on to computers. Do you have three hours a week? We’d love to hear from you.
Monday 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 2pm – 5pm & 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 2pm – 5pm
Visitors on Shabbat
Support adults with learning difficulties to take part in Shabbat activities such as kiddush or to attend shuls in Golders Green. Twice a month for half an hour. Can be undertaken in pairs. Suitable for age 16+.
Zoom or face-to-face interactions for company. We are currently seeking befrienders for people we support on a weekly basis on the phone or on Zoom. We also have people we support who would love to have a companion to accompany them on activities they love doing – whether that be shopping trips, a run or walk in the park, cycling, playing tennis or anything else that is of mutual interest to the befriender and person we support. Suitable for age 16+.
Visits to Supported Living
Visit adults living in supported living accommodation for an hour in the evening for arts and crafts, games, reading, learning or chatting. Once a month in Hendon or Golders Green. Suitable for age 16+.
Friday night candle lighting
Support women in Golder Green to light candles and sing songs at dusk on a Friday to help bring in Shabbat. A supportive, calm, patient person with knowledge of Jewish prayers needed. Once or twice a month for half an hour. Suitable for age 16+. Can be undertaken in pairs.
Adult Day Opportunities in Temple Fortune
Support individuals over the lunchtime period. Play board games, arts and crafts, read, chat or tend our beautiful and growing vegetable garden. The men and women love to meet new people. Suitable for calm, supportive and patient people. Once a week between 12.30 and 2pm. Suitable for age 16+.
This is a longer-term volunteering role to keep the Childs Hill Library garden maintained. If you wish to, there will be opportunity to guide the people we support and help them learn about gardening.
You will have the opportunity to:
- utilise your existing gardening skills and learn new ones
- get to know the people Kisharon support and help them develop new skills
- get to know members of and feel part of the local community
- make new friends and discover a shared purpose
We will provide all tools and materials.
A DBS certificate will be required for this role (the cost of which will be met by us).
If you have a passion for gardening and would like to make a positive impact on the lives of the wonderful people that Kisharon support, please get in touch. We would be more than happy for you to visit our outdoor spaces and have an informal chat about what the role entails.