Volunteering can give you many benefits:
Use your free time in an enjoyable and positive way
Share your interests, knowledge and experience
Explore career options or a career change
Learn new skills, and gain valuable experience for work or further education
Get involved in your community, and gain a sense of achievement
Meet new people, and gain references for future jobs
What can I do?
There is a vast range of volunteering available now, you can do something with people, in offices, with animals, conservation.
You might want to do administration, befriending, DIY, ship restoration, rugby coach, finance, dog fostering, events, management committees, classroom support amongst a host of other areas.
When you are trying to decide what it is you are going to do, make sure that it is something that you are going to enjoy. There is a full list on our registration form.
One to One Advice Sessions
Volunteer Centre Lewisham provides outreach services, giving you an opportunity to talk to an experienced advisor about what you want from volunteering.
These sessions are informal and often held in public buildings such as libraries or leisure centres, making it easy for you to get to us.
To attend one of these sessions you would need to call us on 020 8613 7113 and make an appointment.
You will be able to discuss what it is you want from your volunteering, and what interests you whilst we compare your interests to the range of opportunities available.
I work full time, can I do voluntary work?
Volunteers are needed at different times of day, or at weekends. Some can even be done from home.
If you would like to meet one of our advisors call us on 020 8613 7113 and find out when we are having our next Saturday appointment session.
You can complete our registration form and we will search our database to find you some suitable opportunities.
In addition to this you can go to www.do-it.org.uk and search local volunteering opportunities.
Lewisham Volunteering Strategy
You can download the Lewisham Volunteering Strategy by clicking here or download the signup to the strategy by clicking here.