- Want to gain new skills?
- Want to share existing skills?
- Want to meet new people?
Why not volunteer in Lewisham and give back to your community?
Lewisham has over 800 community groups, social enterprises and charities. Many of which rely on the generously given time and talents of volunteers.
VAL is the first step for volunteering in Lewisham, making it easy for people who live, work and study here, from all backgrounds and abilities, to get more involved in the community. To find out about local opportunities and to register your interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. *
From a survey we carried out in November, organisations are currently looking for people who can support with website development, painting and gardening! Can you help in these areas?
We offer one-to-one advice appointments to anyone who is interested in volunteering. During these appointments we support individuals to search for volunteer roles that match their interests, motivations and time commitments. For more information please contact Aparna, on Aparna@valewisham.org.uk or call 020 3778 0663.
Ever thought of becoming a charity trustee?
Do you have skills in:
- Business development
- Financial management
- Human Resources
- People skills
- Report writing
- Working with a specific client group
Many of our member organisations, particularly the very small ones, struggle to recruit enough trustees - especially those with skills in areas such as finance, marketing or fundraising. If you’re not looking to be involved in direct service delivery, this is a way to make a real contribution to the work of the sector in Lewisham.This video, “Why be a trustee,” explains some of the benefits to be gained from becoming a charity trustee.
To find out about VAL member organisations who are actively seeking new trustees, go to our Trustee vacancies page.