Volunteering

Volunteering for the Brent Centre for Young People is a fantastic way to get involved and make a difference. We have plenty of opportunities for you to use your skills to support our work and gain a great experience.

Fundraising

We are always on the lookout for volunteer fundraisers to help support the Brent Centre. There are lots of ways to raise money whether you would like to do it by yourself, get together with friends and family or fundraise at your workplace.

Raising money can be done in many different ways, but here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Hold a raffle
  • Organise a quiz night
  • Sell cakes
  • Do a dress down day
  • Host a dinner party
  • Pack bags at a supermarket
  • Play a charity gig or concert
  • Do a bucket collection
  • Organise an auction

However you would like to raise money, our fundraising team is here to share advice and ideas and to support you in raising funds.  Get in touch by emailing getinvolved@brentcentre.org.uk or by calling 0207 328 0918.

Sponsored Challenges

Are you looking for a new challenge? Taking part in a sponsored event is a popular way to volunteer for the Brent Centre and to raise money to support our work.

Each year we have places available for volunteers to:

  • Run the Virgin London Marathon, or
  • Cycle in the RideLondon-Surrey 100

If you would like to register your interest to take part in either of these events, please send us an email with your name and contact details to getinvolved@brentcentre.org.uk or speak to a member of our fundraising team on 0207 328 0918.

There are also lots of other challenges available to take part in, such as:

  • Sky diving
  • Bungee jumping
  • Sponsored walks
  • Treks
  • Swimming
  • Sailing or rowing
  • Mountain climbs
  • 5k, 10k runs and half marathons

Or perhaps you fancy doing something a little more original?

  • Sponsored head shave
  • Sponsored silence
  • Sponsored slim

It is easy to set up an online giving page and start collecting sponsorship. Click below to create your very own page with Virgin Money Giving, and all your sponsorship will come directly to us.

Fundraise for us using Virgin Money Giving

You can also collect sponsorship in person by downloading and printing a sponsor form.

To find out more about organised challenges, or to get support with setting up your own, please get in touch by emailing getinvolved@brentcentre.org.uk or by calling 0207 328 0918.

Volunteer at an event

We are involved in a number of events throughout the year, and always need energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help advocate our work.

At Brent Centre fundraising events, volunteers assist us by welcoming people, selling raffle tickets, helping out behind the scenes and by generally ensuring things run smoothly on the day.

We also need volunteers to help cheer on our participants in sponsored challenges such as the Virgin London Marathon and the Prudential RideLondon –Surrey 100. Volunteers play a vital part in creating a special atmosphere and encouraging our contestants to the finish line.

We have stalls at various community events and require volunteers to help us hand out leaflets, raise money and represent the Brent Centre on the day.

If you would like to volunteer at an event, please visit our events page to find out what events we have coming up.

Photographers

Are you a keen photographer looking to share your skills with a charity? We need photographs of our events and of life at the Brent Centre to use on our website and in newsletters to send to our supporters.

To volunteer your photography skills for an afternoon or an event, please email getinvolved@brentcentre.org.uk or call 0207 328 0918.

Thank you to Ramsey Pietro Nasser and Karin Nilsson who have recently volunteered their photography skills for us,

Volunteering Day at our Centre

Would you like to volunteer for a day with your colleagues at work, your class mates or maybe just a group of friends? Spend a day doing something a bit different, and make a big difference to the Brent Centre and the young people who come here.

We need volunteers for projects such as:

  • Painting and decorating our therapy rooms
  • Gardening
  • Installing new furniture in our offices

To find out how you could help us on a volunteering day, please get in touch by emailing getinvolved@brentcentre.org.uk or by calling 0207 328 0918.

Vodafone’s World of Difference

Do you dream of making a world of difference? Enter Vodafone’s World of Difference UK programme and apply to do a paid internship at the Brent Centre. Each year we have space for interns to join our team for two months (full time) or four months (part time) to gain experience in the charitable sector and to make a valuable difference to our work.

If you would like to apply to the World of Difference UK programme, please contact us to discuss your ideas for an internship. We can provide you with support for your application and help along the way. You can get in touch by emailing getinvolved@brentcentre.org.uk or by calling 0207 328 0918.

Clinical Training

We offer a limited number of volunteer clinical placements for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists in training at one of the training schools recognised and monitored by the Association of Child Psychotherapists and for Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Counsellors in training at Birkbeck, University of London.

Training placements at the Brent Centre for Young People are very competitive and are only available to select trainees. If you would like to register your interest in applying , please contact us by emailing training@brentcentre.org.uk or by calling 0207 328 0918.