Latest Volunteering Opportunities


We currently have hundreds of volunteering opportunities in Merton.
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We are recruiting volunteers for new opportunities In Merton Libraries.  These are in the following areas: Children’s Activity Support Worker, Outreach & Events Volunteer, IT Trainer, Reading Group Support, Coffee Morning Co-ordinator, Meet and Greeter, Book Fair Co-ordinator, Volunteer Training Coordinator, Volunteer Activities and Events Coordinator.  To join us in this new project please email us.

Commonside Community Development Trust
Urgently looking for 5-6 volunteers to help in their café, 1 or 2  days per week.  We welcome anyone who can stay for about 2 hours or more from 10.30am to 6pm. We need help setting out tables and helping stall-holders to set up, serving food and drink, meeting and greeting etc. Morden Baptist Church.  Gardening supervisor needed with experience and expertise to work with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults to develop the community garden.   Also needed,  receptionist Wednesdays and Fridays.

St Mark’s Family Centre
Parent & Toddler Lunch Club Kitchen Volunteer needed on Mondays and Wednesdays to provide meals for parents and their children. Kitchen Assistant needed to help prepare and serve lunches. Also needed, a volunteer for Parent and Toddler group on a Wednesday morning and an admin volunteer to assist in office.

Merton & Lambeth CAB/SW
LondonClerk to Trustee Board needed. A good way to get involved in your local community without interfering with the day job! 6 evening meetings annually, plus follow-up work word-processing at home. An ideal role if you have reasonable minute-taking and word-processing skills and want the satisfaction of playing an essential role without giving up much of your spare time.  Gardener needed for one day per week, to make our garden a pleasant environment. Weeding, generally keeping garden neat and tidy. Nothing too strenuous. Ideal for someone who would like to spend a few hours a week in the fresh air.

Wimbledon Cancer Friendship Group
Group meets weekly in the Wimbledon Guild to offer friendship and emotional support to anyone affected by any cancer. It is looking for a new Chair to lead, motivate and support the small team of volunteers. Leadership and ability to manage; good communicator and sensitive motivator; some basic computer skills.

British Red Cross
Whether it is helping out with a particular service when we are busy, lending a hand in IT, or doing odd jobs around one of our offices, you will get involved in a great cause. You will be bringing some of your own knowledge and experience to the role and you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.

Merton Mencap
Lead volunteer, Gateway Club, to oversee the running of our weekly social club for adults with a learning disability. The club has a vibrant, relaxed atmosphere and offers a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games and dancing. The Lead Volunteer will co-ordinate the team of volunteers to provide safe, fun activities at the club.

Shooting Star CHASE Hospice for children and teenagers
Volunteer Ambassadors needed to be the face of Shooting Star. Giving talks and presentations in schools, clubs and organisations within their local community. Can be flexible to fit around work, study etc.

May Garden Project
Gardeners wanted to take an active role in maintaing the upkeep of the May Garden, where a system that is kinder to the environment is employed using traditional methods of permaculture to produce foods and other products. Seeking conscientious gardeners who are willing to support the creation of a showcase for raising awareness. Great opportunity for already keen gardeners and enthusiasts to learn new skills and techniques in growing foods. Other volunteering roles available.

The Squad
The Squad runs a youth club every Thursday evening for people with learning disabilities aged 13-25 in Merton. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall running of The Squad, keeping it legal, determining strategic direction, setting policies, securing funding etc. Trustees don’t need previous experience, but do need to have enthusiasm, good communication,  creative thinking the ability to work in a team. Commitment of 10-15 hours per month and attendance at meetings every 6 weeks.  Weekly bus escort to accompany club members to and from home on minibus transport. Need enthusiasm, good communication the ability to empathise with others and respect individuals’ different needs.

1st Morden Scout Group
Volunteers needed to join our scout group. Are you ready to inspire a generation of young people to experience fun, friendship and real adventure? The opportunities to volunteer with us are flexible. Think of something you’d like to do and chances are it’s just what we require.

South Thames Crossroads
We are looking for fun, lively, enthusiastic and caring people to work as part of our team, supporting colleagues and providing a quality service to children and young people in Merton and Lambeth. People to assist at our Merton based children’s clubs by helping to prepare premises, equipment, facilities and refreshments and provide interaction with the children. Also workshops, outings and fundraising events througout the year.

Jewish Care
Volunteer Coordinator to recruit befrienders and match them to clients in their own homes.

Workshop 305
Workshop 305 supports young people with learning disabilities. Looking for creative, self-motivated, enthusiastic volunteers to work alongside our team of dedicated artists. We run workshops in mosaics, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and woodwork.  Commitment of between half a day or full day per week.

Opportunities in their centre in Mill Lane, Carshalton. Include Bicycle Maintenance, Farm assistant, Food Grower, Admin.

22nd Wimbledon Scout Group
Storekeeper (Quartermaster) to keep an asset register and to commission or carry out repairs to scout equipment; Maintenance Manager needed at their headquarters to commission or carry out maintenance and repairs to scout HQ buildings.

South Mitcham Community Association
After-school Internet Café Supervisor needed as many weekday afternoons as possible, term-time only – to supervise a small internet café for children.

South London Refugee Association
Looking for a Chair for their board of trustees

Vision Housing
Qualified Book Keeper needed to monitor the charity’s finances, pay invoices and support the organisation during audits and provide regular updates to the Managing Director.

Groundwork London
Green Doctor Project Assistant to visit residents in the Wandle Valley to generate interest in the scheme which teaches people how to reduce gas, electricity and water bills around the home.

Music Session volunteer needed to work with homeless people.  Also minibus driver needed to transport clients to and from the drop-in.

Morden Hall Park Living
Green Centre volunteer to welcome people to the visitors’ centre on sustainable living; Green Explorers Leader (Family Learning);

Woodman Home-Start Merton
Looking for volunteers for their new charity shop to be opened in St Helier Avenue, Morden.

South London Refugee Association
Youth Support Interpreter needed to communicate with young clients in Merton, Wandsworth and Croydon. Languages particularly useful Dari, Pashto, Tigrinia, Albanian, Tamil and Somali. Others may be required.  Also needed Volunteer Youth Worker for after school youth clubs.  Also needed English and Maths tutors one evening per week during term time.

African Educational Cultural Health Organisation
Volunteers needed to assist in crochet, embroidery and knitting clubs to aid community cohesion.

South London Jewish Community Support Service
Befrienders and/or drivers needed to visit the homes of elderly people in the Jewish community in order to reduce social isolation and encourage community activities.

Wimbledon and Wandle Scout District
Treasurer needed. Important and vital voluntary role, which includes ex-officio membership of the District Executive Committee and responsibilities as a Trustee.

Different Strokes Different Strokes Wimbledon
Meet every Saturday for exercise and social support. Younger stroke survivors who suffer from physical or cognitive disabilities. Volunteer needed to help organise social events and run group. Someone interested in psychology, speech and language therapy, or OT.

Hanover Housing Association
Support Activity Coordinator wanted to provide tea/coffee; organise activities eg raffle, bingo and board games; assist the manager with evening entertainment and events when required.

Home-Start Merton Home
Visiting volunteers needed to visit families with a child or children under 5 in their own home on a regular basis to build a friendship, listen to their issues, provide emotional and practical support and help enhance their parenting skills.

South London African Women’s Organisation
Looking for 4 trustees with background in finance, business and enterprise to replace our Chair, Treasurer, Service User rep and Youth Rep. Get involved in a small but dynamic charity that offers a unique service to families in need.

Merton Mencap
Special Activities Support needed to help run regular activity sessions, eg. drama, music, dance and exercise. Also to help prepare light meals.

Age Concern Merton
Gardeners needed to help older people in the borough maintain their gardens.

High Path Outreach Team
Outreach Volunteers needed to assist a member of staff supporting adults with learning disabilities on various trips out in the community eg. theatre, bowling, cinema, football, gym, walks etc. Evenings and weekends.

Sutton Community Farm
Volunteers needed to sow seeds, pick salads, hand out leaflets, construct wood sheds, plough the land, help cook lunch, sell produce from our vegetable van etc.

Merton Citizens Advice Bureau
Telephone Gateway Assessors needed. Rewarding and varied: make a real difference to your community, develop your communication skills and increase your confidence through practical hands-on experience.

Victim Support
Bereavement Support Volunteer to support people who have been bereaved by homicide and death by dangerous and careless driving. The support could be by telephone or face-to-face visits. Experience of dealing with bereaved people and/or enhanced counselling/listening skills.

Musical Moving
Dance for people with Parkinsons.   Musical Moving offers weekly dance classes for people with Parkinson’s. Meet every Wednesday to dance with professional teacher and musician. Need outgoing, confident volunteer to meet, greet, support people at the group. Occasional admin support.

Merton Community Transport
Shopping Bus Assistant to assist with the operation of a shopping shuttle bus service. This will involve helping passengers on and off the vehicle, helping to load shopping and occasionally to push wheelchairs.

Wandle Industrial Museum
Volunteers needed for Sunday afternoons, 1.30-5.00pm.

Faith in Action Homeless Drop-in
Urgently need reliable and regular volunteers for Wednesday and Friday drop-in. Volunteers welcome and check in clients at the drop-in; help choose clothes; assist in filling in forms for doctor etc; chat and befriend. Also volunteers who will accompany clients to appointments regarding housing, benefits etc. Hairdressers needed for the homeless Drop-In Wednesday and/or Fridays.

Christian Care
Befrienders wanted to support a family or individual in need. Listening skills, empathetic manner. Must be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the organisation..

Wimbledon Cancer Friendship Group
Volunteer needed to assist at weekly meetings as a group facilitator, or simply to welcome people and serve refreshments. Listening skills and facilitation training available. Volunteers with marketing and/or book-keeping skills also needed. Thurs 3.15-4.30 weekly and 7,30-9.00pm once a month.

Sustainable Merton
Allotment helpers needed for sowing, planting, digging, weeding, watering, harvesting, path building, carpentry and general maintenance tasks. Wed, Sat, Sun pm.

All Saints Day Centre
Looking for volunteers to run a group for people with disabilities. Any interests or skills welcome, eg. Computer, Craft, Gardening. Mon-Fri.

Pollards Hill Little League
Volunteers to run on-site tuckshop, club secretary, fundraisers, lines judges, football coaches and match referees. Training provided if required. Saturday mornings.

Aviary Society Charity Shop
Shop volunteers urgently needed at Wimbledon Park shop.

Jan Malinowski Centre
Travel support volunteer needed on Thursdays. Support a young lady with learning difficulties to travel from her home in Morden to a drama club in Wimbledon and back again.

Merton Scootability Project
Escorts needed to assist elderly and disabled members who need help while shopping or out on trips. Travel expenses and lunches will be paid by the organisation. Knowledge of local area and good communication skills required. First Aid and travel support skills a bonus.