Today we'll be highlighting the various support available to organisations to enhance their volunteering programmes!
This day is also a chance for volunteers to talk about what they do directly, highlighting the benefits of volunteering for both the volunteer and the people they support.  

Volunteer stories

Toby and Carolyn both volunteer for us here at Community Southwark! We asked them a few questions about their roles, and how volunteering has benefited them: 

What skills have you developed through your experience of volunteering with the volunteer team?

Creating newsletters and developing the website on various online platforms has been a really useful skillset to work on.

What have you learnt as a result of volunteering with Community Southwark?

A greater understanding the scale of food security problems within Southwark, as well as learning of the commitment of Community Southwark colleagues to address this issue!

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As a volunteer, what do you do in your role?

Give advice about volunteering opportunities available, mainly in Southwark, to people who want to volunteer. Support those interested in volunteering to find one or more volunteering opportunities to meet their interests and availability. Help voluntary organisations in Southwark to find suitable volunteers to meet their needs.

Why do you like volunteering & what difference does it make to you?

I enjoy the contact with those I give advice to and with voluntary organisations and I enjoy being part of Community Southwark. My volunteer role has helped me to feel that I am doing something of use to others.

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You can read more of Community Southwark’s individual volunteer case studies here>>

Why become a volunteer? What types of volunteering is out there?

Our volunteering team have put together these simple guides to start you on your journey to volunteering. Click here

You can also book an advice appointment, if you'd like to speak with a member of our team. 

Check out the various volunteering opportunities available. Click here

Support available

Community Southwark

We have created some volunteer specific resources which range from 'Becoming a Trustee' to Rewards and Recognition' of your volunteers. Click here

We also offer expert, tailored consultancy for when our general offer can't meet your needs. Find out more

If you are an organisation, and would like to advertise a volunteer role for your organisation, click here.


NCVO is a national organisation who also offer help and guidance, including: step-by-step guides, downloadable templates and interactive tools to help you with managing and supporting volunteers. Find out more

Join us on 24 June to say a big THANK YOU to all our wonderful Southwark volunteers at our Southwark Stars volunteer awards ceremony!

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