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Sign up to be a volunteer

If you would like to help your community by volunteering, there are a number of ways you can get involved.

Volunteering can include a range of activities:

  • helping in schools
  • working with children and young people
  • creating wildlife gardens
  • befriending older, sick or housebound neighbours
  • organising a tea dance.

The benefits

Volunteering can help you to:

  • learn new skills
  • try something new
  • improve your CV
  • increase your confidence
  • have fun
  • gain experience
  • use your time well
  • make new friends
  • feel part of your community.

The short video below was taken at the annual Volunteers’ Week 2019 – Recognition 250 event, which was organised by Volunteer Centre Greenwich and hosted by Mycenae House, to recognise the many volunteers in the borough.

How to volunteer in Royal Greenwich

Volunteer Centre Greenwich will discuss your interests with you and give you information about different volunteer organisations.

Contact them directly for more information.

Find out about opportunities at Volunteer Centre Greenwich

What happens next?

If you decide to go ahead and would like to know more about your options, Volunteer Centre Greenwich will offer you a confidential and informal appointment in which you can talk to a trained member of staff and make a choice about what you want to do.

Volunteering jobs

Volunteering jobs are also advertised on this website in our jobs section.

Person 2 Person volunteers

Greenwich Carers Centre are looking for people to join the volunteering scheme and support local people who are lonely and isolated.

Find out about becoming a Person 2 Person volunteer from the Greenwich Carers Centre