Volunteering for ERC/Internship

Whether you want to support the work of ERC, improve your CV, further develop your skills, or just want to give something back to your community, you could consider volunteering for ERC.  Don’t feel that you have to be an expert, we are always interested in people who have ideas, skills and time to share, working with others to improve services in the long term.  Volunteering opportunities with ERC can include:

  • Supporting young people with a range of disabilities

  • Offering advice to families who have children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

  • Supporting the work of ERC by volunteering with the administration team or,

  • Joining our board of Trustees

All voluntary posts with ERC are subject to satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We are committed to the Safeguarding of vulnerable people, children and adults.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you to our team soon!

Administrative Assistant Volunteer

We are looking for an administrative volunteer to assist in the smooth running of the organisation and join our team!

The role would be to:

  • Monitor the ‘info’ email inbox and reply to or forward emails as necessary to ensure relevant staff are made aware of items needing attention.

  • Collect and distribute incoming post and support distribution of information about projects and services via email and post.

  • Respond to queries regarding room hire and ensure all paperwork is correctly completed.

  • Support the effective running and maintenance of office systems and services such as IT, telephones and photocopier and ordering office supplies.

  • Ensure maintenance of areas of the building leased by ERC and, where necessary, liaise with the landlord’s agents to arrange maintenance of shared areas.

  • Support HR procedures including maintenance of confidential personnel records and liaison with potential volunteers.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to commit to 1 or 2 days per week.

  • Have good computer skills including Word, Outlook and Excel.

  • Enjoy working as part of a team.

  • Have good numeracy and literacy skills.

What you will get:

  • Knowledge and understanding of how a small local charity operates.

  • The opportunity to work with a friendly staff team where you can really benefit by seeing first-hand the impact of your contribution.

  • You will develop valuable knowledge and skills for your CV.

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to josie@elfridacamden.org.uk.


Community Connector Volunteer

Are you a parent or carer living in Camden? Have you ever thought of helping other parents by sharing tips, interesting activities happening in your community, and places to go with your family? Camden Futures is recruiting parent volunteers to become Community Connectors. Free training sessions for you to develop key skills for the Community Connectors’ role and responsibilities will take place on Thursday 19th April and Thursday 26th April. Travel expenses and lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in participating, further information can be found in the role description below:

Community Connectors Role Description

For any questions or further information please call: 02074241601

To apply for this role please contact Francesca by e-mail to enquire about the next intake and training sessions: francesca@elfridacamden.org.uk


Employment Support Volunteer with Inclusion Works

Inclusion Works supports young people (16-25) with mild to moderate learning disabilities to find work, volunteering and work experience opportunities. The project co-ordinator will arrange placements in different settings such as shops, cafés, garden centre, office or community centres. We are looking for volunteers who like working with young people to offer a minimum of a half-day a week to supporting a young person during their volunteering, work placement or journey into employment.

Experience of learning disabilities would be an advantage but is not essential, you would need to be responsible, reliable and patient.

You will gain experience working in a small and friendly team in a rewarding role which encourages young people with learning disabilities to gain confidence and learn new skills.

To find out more about the role please see the role description below:

Employment Support Volunteer Role Description

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to josie@elfridacamden.org.uk


Leighton College Support Volunteer

The Leighton Education Project is a three year further education facility for adults aged 16 – 25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities. It is based at our offices in Kentish Town. We are currently recruiting for Learning Support Volunteers to assist in the classroom on our Education Project, which runs Monday – Thursday 10am – 3.30pm. If you are available for a morning, afternoon or even a whole day and interested in giving your time, please see the role description below:

Leighton Education Student Support Volunteer

Click here to learn more about The Leighton Education Project.

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to josie@elfridacamden.org.uk.


Leighton College Work Experience Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to support a young person with a learning disability on a work experience placement. All our students do work experience, often in local businesses. We are looking for responsible and patient volunteers who can support a young person by taking them to their work placement and helping them to complete simple tasks while they are there. Tasks might be: unpacking stock and pricing goods in a shop, cleaning out animal pens in a cat shelter, cleaning tables in a café or watering plants in a garden centre. The placement could be in a shop, café, garden centre, office or other local venue. Students typically spend two or three hours a week at their work placement.

We are asking for a commitment of at least one half-day a week.

Leighton Education Work Experience Support Volunteer Role Description

Click here to learn more about The Leighton Education Project.

To apply for this role please complete an ERC Volunteer Application Form and Equal Oportunities Monitoring Form and e-mail them to josie@elfridacamden.org.uk.


Could you be a Trustee for Elfrida Rathbone Camden?

See here for information about becoming a trustee for us.

Internships at ERC

We are sometimes able to offer unpaid internships to individuals who have specific skills to support ERC in areas of identified need.  In the past we have offered internships in the areas of marketing, fundraising and monitoring and evaluation.

Please get in touch with us by e-mailing josie@elfridacamden.org.uk to register your interest.