Volunteer in Merton

 
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.
 
Volunteering Opportunities:
Administration
Booking Administrator | British Heart Foundation
British Heart Foundation is looking for an admin volunteer to work with their online booking system, booking donors collections by phone, internet and in person. 
Befriending and Mentor

Befriender | Jigsaw4u
Jigsaw4u is looking for volunteers to befriend individuals and families from the local area, who have experienced domestic abuse. Building a trusting relationship, you will support them to make links within the wider community, to access local services and to attend a variety of appointments. 
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Befriending Volunteer for Older People | Age UK Merton
Age UK Merton is looking for volunteers to visit older people in their own homes once a week for an hour for a social visit. You will be chatting to the clients and making sure they are ok and helping to ensure their wellbeing. You may assist clients with small tasks around the house to enable the person to feel supported. 
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Peer Mentor - Mental Health | Imagine Independence
Imagine Independence is seeking peer mentors to inspire, instil hope in recovery and enhance social inclusion. Their Peer Mentoring services work on a one to one basis with individuals to develop and sustain their wellbeing, self-esteem, confidence and independence. 
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Side by Side volunteer | Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society is seeking a volunteer to support someone with dementia to stay active and engaged in their community, enabling them to continue to ‘be themselves’ and live well with the condition, through regular (usually weekly) one-to-one meetings.
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Catering
Kitchen Assistant | Palm Tree Recovery Club
Palm Tree Recovery Club is looking for reliable kitchen assistants to keep all kitchen and food preparation areas clean and tidy, cleaning of crockery and helping in the basic preparation of food. They will help you in achieving a food safety qualification as well as providing a good platform to gain valuable experience.
Charity Shops
Sales Assistants | Oxfam Wimbledon
Oxfam offer a wide range of opportunities, from helping in the shop floor assisting customers and displaying goods, to sorting donations and price them in the back room. The aim is raise as much money as possible to fight poverty around the world and give people better condition of life and work.
COVID-19 Volunteer
COVID-19 Community Resource Hub Volunteer 
MVSC is working with the voluntary sector to mobilise a volunteer taskforce to help isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19. Volunteers will be partnered with key groups who will allocate you to tasks to support people who are currently unable to leave their home.

Supermarkets Food Collection Point | Dons Local Action Group
Dons Local Action Group distribute 2500 food packs per week and numerous bulk deliveries. They are seeking volunteers that can offer anything from one shift per week to multiple shifts. The role is to engage with shoppers on their way in to local supermarkets and take donations on your stand on the way out. 
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Gardening

Community Kitchen Garden | National Trust
Would you like to do a bit of digging, watering and planting? No previous experience with gardening is necessary. In the long term, National Trust aim to make Morden Hall Park self-sustainable. Their garden is completely organic and they are working on making it accessible.
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Libraries
Children's Activity Volunteer | Merton Libraries
Merton Libraries is looking for volunteers to help plan, organise and implement a programme of structured children's activities, including story time, rhyme time, arts and crafts, Summer Reading Challenge, and one-to-one reading. 
Meet and Greeter | Merton Libraries
Merton Libraries is looking for volunteers to help people find their way around the library, assist customers to find information they need and support library staff with shelving duties.
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Technology

Computer Course Assistant | Focus-4-1
Focus-4-1 is seeking a volunteer to help support mental health service users to gain IT experience. You will support their clients to access emails, the internet and general advice on how to use a computer. 
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Trustees

Treasurer | Merton CIL
Merton CIL seeks a new Treasurer with experience in finance, to join their board of 8 members - the majority of whom are disabled. Merton CIL is a user-led organisation promoting the inclusion, choice, and independence of deaf and disabled people in Merton. They were established to provide a voice for deaf and disabled people in the borough and to provide support to deaf and disabled people in all areas of their lives.
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Trustee | Merton CIL
Merton CIL seeks a new Trustee to join their board of 8 members the majority of whom are disabled. Merton CIL is a user-led organisation promoting the inclusion, choice, and independence of deaf and disabled people in Merton. They were established to provide a voice for deaf and disabled people in the borough and to provide support to deaf and disabled people in all areas of their lives.
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Trustee | Merton Vision
Merton Vision is a successful, highly regarded, sight-loss charity offering much needed support to visually impaired children and adults living in Merton. They are looking for someone to join their Board - whether you’re an experienced Trustee or looking to take your first steps at Board level.
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We will update this page as regularly as possible. When opportunities arise, we will share them with you. 

To find out more about any of the above, please email us on volunteer@mvsc.co.uk