Gain valuable experience by helping
the community

Volunteers are at the heart of our organisation and have been a vital element since Nova was established in 1983. We have a strong tradition of encouraging learners and users to develop themselves as volunteers within Nova and progress to further education and paid employment.

We also welcome support from professionals across varying disciplines to support us in amplifying our work.

Nova New Opportunities

More than half of our paid staff are former volunteers and 75% of our volunteers are former learners.

Over 50% of our volunteers from 2009/2010 are now in employment, so we have an excellent
track record of engaging people as learners and moving them on to voluntary and then paid positions.

Current opportunities:
Trip volunteers (role tbc)
Event coordinator – click for details
Family programme coordinator – click for details
Graphic designer (role tbc)

Volunteer Application Form

Explore more about the roles at Nova below

Nova New Opportunities


Volunteers are involved in all areas of Nova

Strategic development, IT and systems, graphic design, project management, marketing and communications.

Support Nova with our fundraising activity this year. If you’re looking to take on a personal challenge like running events or fancy another sponsored activity, why not do it with us and raise money for a great cause at the same time? Take a look at some of our upcoming events

Taking calls and messages, meeting and greeting learners and visitors.

Filing, using the database and creating documents.
Supporting learners and tutors in classes.

Working with clients in workshops and supporting individuals.

Help us curate and deliver our ever growing programme of year round events. Find out more about our social change work here.

Volunteer as a trip assistant to take our families out on a range of exciting and educational trips across London and beyond.