Support for Volunteers

Our role is to ensure that you can give your time to your community and feel supported on your journey of volunteering. Our team can help you in a number of ways:

Volunteer Opportunities
We are dedicated to supporting volunteers by helping you find volunteering opportunities in your local community. The aim is that every resident will be able to give time – be it for one hour every now and then to several hours a week. Whatever time you can give, it will make a difference to your life and your local area. Search through volunteering opportunities here. 
 Volunteering During Lockdown
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation. National restrictions began in England on 5th November 2020. Find out about the new restrictions and what you can and cannot do and how to volunteer safely. more
Resource for Volunteers
Please read our resource for volunteers, offering advice on a number of topics including safeguarding and DBS factsheets. Please note that this document is subject to change due to changes in Government guidance. 
New Volunteers

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. If you are thinking of giving your time, but you are new to volunteering you can speak to our volunteering team for advice and guidance. Just email and someone will be in touch. You can also complete this form and start your volunteering journey today. 

Volunteer Recognition
We actively celebrate the hard work of volunteers through case studies, social media and the annual Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards. If you would like to share your story, then email We'd love to hear from you. 
Employee Volunteering
Through Merton Giving, we are able to offer support, advice and guidance on employee volunteering. We connect businesses with charities providing opportunities to make a positive difference on your doorstep. We understand a tailor-made approach is key to success and will work to provide bespoke solutions to ensure mutually beneficial relationships. more

If you would like to speak to someone about support available during this time, please email