Volunteer Centre Lewisham is the first step for volunteering within Lewisham, making it easy for Lewisham’s residents, from all backgrounds and abilities, to get more involved in their communities.

We achieve this in four ways:

Supporting individuals to find the right volunteering role: and supporting organisations to find the right volunteers.

Communicating with stakeholders to ensure that they are informed about what is happening in volunteering in Lewisham.

Helping individuals to develop skills and confidence and organisations to develop good practice and volunteering opportunities.

Campaigning on behalf of volunteers to ensure that the time and skills given are valued and recognised, locally, regionally and nationally.

Volunteer Connect


Volunteer Stories

  • I’m a Volunteer Advisor at Catford Library.

    I’ve had this role since July but helping out in the community is something I’ve always been interested in. In the past, I’ve volunteered in charity shops and been a member of a management committee helping people get housing.

    Ngozi – Volunteer Advisor
  • I’m a chess teacher. It’s a bit unusual.

    I used to play competitively for a club in Westminster with some success. I have a mental health condition and so since adolescence, I have never really been able to do most things reliably. I have problems with consistency and chess has been the only real constant in my life since the age of 19 when I first discovered it and I’ve just been in love with it ever since. I play and study nearly every day.

    Ian – Chess Teacher
  • Alison is a 50 year old lady who has learning difficulties herself but this has not stopped her from helping others twice weekly at Deptford Reach and on the other days she volunteers teaching badminton. She continues to develop herself through training so that she can motivate others and increase her knowledge to pass on to others who face difficulties and hardship.