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Priority Partners

There is no charge for volunteering at the Whitechapel Mission. We wish to encourage volunteering as a concept and especially volunteering at the Whitechapel Mission. This means that our volunteering programme is very popular and we must always leave room for our long-term supporters. Priority over our diary will always go to our Priority Partners.

On the "Please show Me" box, you can switch on and off, the diary filters. The default is to show only Breakfast Challenges. Other types of volunteerting can be switched on by clicking on the red/green buttons.

Postcovid, this challenge is very popular and is currently fully booked through to the end of the year. We have been forced to close the booking process for the time being. If there are opportunites where we can increase the number of dates available, or if there are cancellations, we will re-open the diary.

We have to give our priority partners first chance at the diary and only those organizations can book that far a head. Our experience also shows that bookings made more than 4 month inadvance get cancelled more often than not.

These organizations are members of our 5000Club and recognized as Priority Partners

Due to the popularity of our Breakfast Challenge, we can usually only offer one date in a given month. It is possible to book more of the other challenges

These dates have been requested by a group but not yet confirmed by staff at the Mission. We will always attempt to confirm at least 1 month in advance. These dates are "provisionally booked".

This is possible, but you are only likely to get the date, if the first request is not confirmed or they pull out.

This is usually reserved for our priority partners only

This usually happens when you book a long way in advance and we are not able to confirm yet. We will be in touch

Of course, there may always be very good reasons which may force you to cancel, but we do need a high level of commitment once the date has been agreed by both parties. Cancelling with months of notice isn't a problem at all. Failing to show or canceling at short notice is likely to result in us not being able to accept another request to volunteer.