#GivingTuesday

November 28th is Giving Tuesday! Find out here what you can do to make a difference in Lewisham. Giving Tuesday 2017 Events #givingtuesday is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities. This year it falls on Tuesday 28 November and is an opportunity for people to give back either through their skills, time and/or money,…

Trustees networking event

Time: 16 November 2017 – 6:15pm to 8:15pm Apply before: 16 November 2017 Location: Good Hope Café, PLACE/Ladywell 261 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6NJ Are you a trustee of a Lewisham charity or community group? Or someone who might be interested in volunteering as a charity trustee? This event is for people who are interested in becoming trustees and trustees of VAL member…

Shea’s story

Shea (age 15) Shea is the youngest volunteer at Montage Theatre Arts, a Lewisham performing arts charity working with children, youth, adults & older people from the local community in South East London. I started volunteering because I really enjoyed being around the staff and kids.  It’s a really friendly environment for people to have fun.…

Lewisham Mayor’s Award

Residents invited to nominate unsung heroes for a ‘Mayor’s Award’   Lewisham residents are invited to nominate unsung heroes who volunteer in their spare time for the Mayor’s Award. The new awards scheme was launched to recognise individuals, community groups and businesses for their voluntary work in Lewisham.  There are three categories for the Mayor’s…

Volunteer Market Place August 2017

We had a brilliant turnout for our August Volunteer Market Place with more than 20 charities at Good Hope Cafe to speak to our potential volunteers. Charities including British Red Cross, LFB Fire Cadets, Victim Support, Hestia, Team Up, FareShare, Beanstalk, Heart and Soul, CAB, Entelechy Arts, Voluntary Services Lewisham, CatBytes, Lewisham Speaking Up &…

Ironelis’s Story

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Ironelis Calderon came to London via Spain and has called Lewisham home for the last three years. For her a life-changing event inspired her to help others and volunteer. She now works with LMLAS or Lewisham Multilingual Advice Service as a Spanish speaker.   I was a client here and…

Read Pat’s Story

After spending his childhood indifferent to books Pat Mulhern’s pleasure in reading was awakened in his teens. Now retired and a book-lover he wants to help children see what he feels he missed out on. He was introduced to Beanstalk, a literacy charity, through Volunteer Centre Lewisham and now volunteers as a Reading Helper at…