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.…

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…