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Volunteer with IICF – Week of Giving

Volunteer with IICF – Week of Giving – October 9th – 16th 2021

IICF invites insurance professionals to make an impact in their local community as volunteers during Week of Giving. As the largest ongoing volunteer initiative in the insurance industry, IICF Week of Giving unites thousands of insurance professionals in celebration of industry volunteerism as together we serve the communities where we live and work.

Volunteer as part of a company team or as an individual; all are welcome to participate in the insurance industry's largest annual volunteer initiative. Together, we can make a difference!

See below some of the exciting opportunities they have and visit their website here for more information!

In Person Volunteering

Inspire Students About the World of Work

Every young person in our country should have the opportunity to hear first-hand about a variety of jobs and the world of work.

Education and Employers connects volunteers from the world of work with local schools to make a difference to children and young people's futures.

We invite you to participate in a lunch & learn during the Week of Giving to introduce people to the charity and opportunities to volunteer to inspire future leaders about careers in insurance.

We can also look to have 1-2 sessions with schools to bring to life what we do.

Help Out at Hackney City Farm

Get stuck in on a rewarding day at the Farm.

Come to the farm to help improve the local environment, support the farm and build team spirit. There is a whole range of things for you and your team to do around the Farm that will bring you together and help us out too.

Tasks may include pond-building, painting, mucking out, constructing compost heaps, gardening and tree planting.

To help us keep the animals fed and the farm running, we kindly ask for a £28 donation from each volunteer.

Virtual Volunteering

Host a Virtual Careers Workshop for Young People

Power2 unleash the power of children and young people to reach their potential by creating mutually beneficial relationships between children and young people. We invite a company to host a 3-4 hour workshop for students participating in Power2's Advanced Programme. We've attached a proposed agenda and are happy to work with you to refine timings and topics.

Lead Mock Interviews for People with Sight Loss

Blind in Business, a long-standing partner of Vision Foundation, need four virtual volunteer Mock Interviewers to help blind and partially sighted graduates prepare for interviews.

As a virtual Mock Interviewer you will play an important role in ensuring that blind and partially sighted graduates are ready to face interviews with confidence.

Volunteer Mock Interviewers will be fully briefed and provided with candidate CVs, sample interview questions and a candidate feedback form.

Please register by emailing Josianne Zane -

Translate World Stories for Kids in Refuge

KidsOut supports kids living in refuges, many of whom are unable to attend school to remain safe from domestic abuse.

At the same time, one in seven UK children speaks a language other than English as their first language, often struggling to learn in an unfamiliar language and environment. World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the world representing the fifteen most commonly spoken languages by children in the UK. World Stories opens the world to children.

KidsOut needs volunteers to help us grow the story collection by lending their language skills to translate one of our stories into of the top fifteen languages spoken in the UK.

Kidpower Bullying Prevention Skills Virtual Micro-Video Project

Have fun on a Zoom call - and help kids be safe at the same time! Join Kidpower International Community Education Director Erika Leonard for a guided, joyful session to record very short (50-30second) video clips of you showing simple safety skills - such as how to say "I need help" and "Please stop" in a calm, confident way.

We use safety skill role-play micro-videos in our Online Learning Centre ( and in our live online workshops to give people of all ages literal images of what safe, strong, healthy behaviours look like and sound like.

It's important to have the diversity of our role-play library reflect the diversity of communities we serve - including yours! So, you are perfect for this, exactly as you are.

Host a Mapathon to aid Humanitarian Relief

The Missing Maps project is a collaboration between HOT, MSF, the Red Cross and other humanitarian NGOs. The purpose is to map the most vulnerable places in the world affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises. Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps projects are pre-emptive and concurrent mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.

Our projects help with immediate relief work and build local resilience to crises and disaster risk and harm reduction.

The Missing Maps project would love to have organizations create in person mapping parties or "Mapathons" at their locations and contribute as a group to our online mapping projects. Your mapping today is literally used in the field tomorrow to support NGO activities around the world and is a resource for the future as well.


Donate Food or Clothes to Help People in East London

Organise a clothes drive among colleagues or donate clothes individually to Whitechapel Mission.

The Whitechapel Mission has been serving the homeless and marginalised for 140 years including a day centre, skills training and career advice - meeting immediate needs as well as helping beneficiaries gain life skills and support.

We are always grateful to receive donations in support of our work. Please click here for items we need at this time.

Donate Men's Suits & Accessories

Help our clients look good, feel confident and increase their chances of successfully finding employment: organise a clothing collection in your community or office.

We are currently looking for an interview-ready suit, several shirt and tie combinations, and accessories such as cufflinks, belts and shoes, outerwear jackets and overcoats. We also welcome new socks, new packaged underwear and unopened. We are unable to use sports jackets or blazers, trousers or sports wear.

We don't have budget for cleaning so very much appreciate that all donations are dry cleaned.

Donate Women's Clothing to Smart Works

Become a part of another woman's success story by donating the pieces you think could boost her confidence and help her to succeed at interview.

Arrange a clothes collection at your office or in your local community. We'd love anything you would wear yourself to an interview including: Shoes, Bags, Dresses, Skirts, Trousers, Blazers, Outerwear and Accessories.

Donate to your Local Food Bank

Gather your family or a group of friends and colleagues to collect essential items to donate to your local food bank.

In addition to donations, food banks may need extra volunteers to help sort and pack donations in their warehouse, collect donations from supermarkets, and deliver food to people in greatest need.

Your support will make a real difference as the Trussell Trust network continues to provide essential community services to people in crisis.

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