Published 5 June 2021

Today is #Environment&ConservationDay, Volunteers' Week Day 5

Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities showcase and celebrate volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes in our communities. 

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is a time to say thanks. It goes without saying that volunteers have played a key role in the pandemic response. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference their communities – just as they do every year.

To coincide with World Environment Day, today we are focusing on all the environmental volunteering that takes place every day. 


Christina gives a huge amount back to Southwark’s community, improving the lives of younger and older people.

She has recently re-started the Edible Rotherhithe after-school food growing clubs and workshops for children at Surrey Square School, and has initiated a new after-school food growing club for children at St Joseph’s School Rotherhithe.

During the Summer of 2020 she further developed the community garden at Surrey Square School by creating a new orchard with fruit trees, bushes, vegetables and herbs, and implemented new raised beds and an edible green wall, which has benefitted around 500 children!

Read more about here story here>>

Why volunteer? 

  • Volunteering is a fulfilling way to give back to the community, and helping others makes you feel great in return. has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. 
  • As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. 

How to start your volunteer journey? 

Want to volunteer bit not sure where to start? Community Southwark can help you start your volunteer journey. Book a 1to1 Volunteer Advice appointment with our Volunteer Adviser and we will help you to see what opportunities there are in the borough in all kinds of different areas.  

We will help to match you with a charity or group that you are interested in, from mental health charities, to charities working with homeless people. 

Book an appointment today with our Volunteer Advice Officer 

Join us to say thank you! 

Join us on 24 June to say a big THANK YOU to all our wonderful Southwark volunteers at our *June 2021 *Southwark Stars* volunteer Awards Ceremony.  

This year we are holding this event online again, do join us to say a huge thank you to our Southwark volunteers. 

Book your place