About Us

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 Centre Lewisham is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Since our launch in 2001 we have worked with over 35,000 individuals, to help them to find volunteering that suits their interests.

Volunteering continues to grow in Lewisham and volunteers play a vital role to many charities and community groups. Many groups recognise that without their volunteers they simply would not be able to deliver their services.

We support local groups and organisations to promote their volunteering opportunities and create new roles. If you are a local organisation and would like to have some advice or support on recruiting volunteers please get in touch.