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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Volunteer for our Advice Service!

Do you want to gain experience in the charity sector? Would you like to help community groups in Southwark find more volunteers? Do you enjoy chatting with new people and providing advice?

As a Community Southwark Volunteer Advisor, you will offer a 30 minute telephone appointment to people where you will support them to find volunteering opportunities that match their interests and availability.

This is a unique role and an excellent way to gain experience in a local charity with great links to grassroot communities.

Email volunteering@communitysouthwark.org to find out more!

We offer:

Opportunities to develop your understanding of supporting a wide variety of people
Access to training and career development opportunities
Regular Volunteer Supervision
A reference after 3 months

What will you do? 

Make yourself familiar with local charities in Southwark and use the internet to search for recently promoted volunteer roles (1 hour per week)

Use our database system to record your appointments

Have 1:1 phone calls with up to 4 individuals during a morning or  afternoon

Help individuals understand what volunteering is and understand how the appointment will work

Talk to attendees to understand their interests and motivations regarding volunteering

Suggest potential volunteering opportunities that attendees may be interested in

If necessary, support individuals to contact organisations via phone or email and/or support them with the completion of application forms.