Volunteer your time

Published: Friday 1st June 18

Today is the first day of National Volunteers’ Week, and there’s plenty of ways you can get involved in volunteering in Wandsworth.

The council has a list of groups looking for volunteers at  www.wandsworth.gov.uk/volunteering. You can also search for volunteering opportunities on the care4me website, or put your skills into a volunteer ‘bank’ so you can be contacted when an opportunity arises.

The volunteering team at Wandsworth Community Transport

Link Up London has it roots in Wandsworth and connects local people with professional skills to local charitable organisations Find out more at www.linkuplondon.org.

Other groups looking for volunteers include:

  • The Battersea Arts Centre needs volunteers for its front of house team. Find out more
  • The Tooting Common Heritage Project is always looking for volunteers including surveyors and researchers. Find out more
  • Raise awareness of air quality issues by becoming an Air Quality Champion
  • Citizens Advice Wandsworth is looking for volunteer telephone assessors. Find out more
  • Age UK Wandsworth is always on the lookout for volunteer visitors or handypeople. Find out more
  • Wandsworth Community Transport helps older and people with mobility problems get out and about and relies heavily on volunteers. Go along to a Volunteer Open Day at its office at Wandsworth Sainsbury’s on June 14 or visit the website.

Cabinet member for skills and employment Cllr Rory O’Broin said: “Volunteers are at the heart of our community and we greatly value their time and dedication. Volunteering is also a great way of learning new skills and meeting new people, and I would urge anyone interested to find out about the many opportunities on offer in our borough. “

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