Why volunteer?

Our work with young people across London aged 14 to 30 always needs committed volunteers who enable young people to overcome social disadvantages and gain the support they need in a range of ways. You could become one of our trained mentors or gain work experience by supporting the research, management and administration of our programmes and projects. You may even wish to become a Vessel UK Leader and gain valuable global volunteering experience.

We are always looking to recruit and train volunteers from all backgrounds who can work flexibly across our programmes. You do not need to commit to volunteering every week. If you are interested, we can create a volunteering timetable that suits you.

Case studies



Clear that she wanted a career as a fundraiser in the voluntary sector, Sylvia was not long out of university and looking to find a pathway. She approached us to be a fundraising volunteer. Working three days a week fundraising with the team, Sylvia built her learning of the needs facing socially disadvantaged young people. Engaging directly with young people to identify their needs, she supported their applications to a wide range of funders with some success. The learning and experience gained from volunteering finally enabled her to apply for a paid position with a larger charity.


Retired but still very active, Maria approached KORI to become a volunteer and offer her years of experience in corporate administration. Coming in twice a week, Maria worked closely with our management team, supporting the update of our systems and sharing skills. With her support, we have developed our database system and administrative approach. In return, Maria has grown through her rewarding new relationships and voluntary sector learning.

Get in touch with KORI

Please use the form below for queries, further information or to learn more about our work. We look forward to hearing from you.