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In this section we share all your fantastic Volunteer Good News Stories. If you would like to share a volunteer story with us, please use this form and we will share it here on our website, in our ebulletin and across our social media channels.

If you have any queries please email: volunteering@communitysouthwark.org 

Volunteers – The Felix Project

2021 has been a year full of challenges. Yet, thanks to our incredible team of volunteers, The Felix Project has not only continued on it's fight against food waste and food poverty but we have grown! This year, we have saved more food and reached more Londoners!

Carolina – Castle Canteen – Be Enriched Volunteer

"In 2020, I opted for remote volunteering opportunities because of the pandemic. I did some content writing and some social media campaigns.In 2021, I decided to do something in-person. I wanted something that would bring me back to what I knew but hadn’t done for a while. With my passion for cooking!"

Carolina – Castle Canteen – Be Enriched Volunteer

"In 2020, I opted for remote volunteering opportunities because of the pandemic. I did some content writing and some social media campaigns.In 2021, I decided to do something in-person. I wanted something that would bring me back to what I knew but hadn’t done for a while. With my passion for cooking!"

Volunteers – The Felix Project

2021 has been a year full of challenges. Yet, thanks to our incredible team of volunteers, The Felix Project has not only continued on it's fight against food waste and food poverty but we have grown! This year, we have saved more food and reached more Londoners!

Gerry Smith – Older Volunteer of the Year 2021

"For many of our members Gerald was the only face to face human contact, as they stood at their front doors and had a brief chat and connects to the outside world. His caring personality and never ending, listening ear, was much appreciated by all.  "

Southwark Multi-Faith Forum – Community Group of the Year 2021

Southwark Multi-Faith Forum was nominated for the Community Group of the Year Award at our 2021 Southwark Stars for their fantastic work in the community.Click to read more about their work.

Javell Grant – Younger Volunteer of the Year 2021

Javell has been volunteering his time and effort with Elevated Minds April 2019. Click to read what about his work and why he was nominated.

Queen Ekuerhare – Outstanding contribution to Health and Wellbeing 2021

"Queen brilliantly demonstrates the nimbleness of small grassroots charity volunteers who can adapt at times of crises and show outstanding leadership and endeavour to keep community spirit and service alive. " of her story here.

Tom Morgan Evans – Keib Thomas Active Citizen 2021

Tom Morgan-Evans was nominated for the Keib Thomas Active Citizen Award at our 2021 Southwark Stars for the fantastic work he's been doing with D'eynsford TMO over the past year.Click to read what about Tom's work and why he was nominated.

David Omorogbe – Disabled Volunteer of the Year 2021

'Ray of sunshine' David Omorogbe of@bedehouse wins Disabled Volunteer of the Year 2021!Read his story here.

Christina – Edible Rotherhithe

Christina gives a huge amount back to Southwark’s community, improving the lives of younger and older people.

Zack – Young Volunteer of the Year 2020

The team at Surrey Docks Farm are proud to have him as part of their team and shared how he has enriched their organisation.

Carolyn – our Volunteering Advice Volunteer

Carolyn, a Volunteering Advice Volunteer, tells us about the skills she's developed and what difference volunteering has made to her.(Published: 27/05/21)

Toby – Southwark Food Action Alliance Volunteer

Toby Bevan, a Communications Support volunteer with our Southwark Food Action Alliance, tells us about the skills he's developed and what difference volunteering has made to him. (Published: 27/05/21)

Patricia Kanneh-Fitzgerald

Patricia Kanneh-Fitzgerald - a Community Health Ambassador volunteer Healthwatch Southwark's Community Health Ambassadors Network, tells us about the skills she's developed and what difference volunteering has made to her - (Published 27 May 2021).

Caitriona O’Connor

Caitriona O'Connor - a Resource and Content Volunteer, for the Volunteer team, who shares her experience - (Published 26 May 2021).

Kathleen Heather: Founder of Love North Southwark

#GoodNewsStory: Kathleen Heather, Founder of Love North Southwark, talks about her volunteering experience and the influence of a strong women in her life, her mum #InternationalWomensDay - (published 10 March).

Franco is a Team100 Burgess Sports volunteer

Franco started his volunteer journey by being referred to Team100 by our Community Southwark volunteer advice service. Franco has helped Team100 in their incredible efforts to transform lives, in an area and in a time where obesity and inactivity are prominent issues - (published 10 March).