Tel: 020 7723 1216   Email: info@onewestminster.org.uk

Volunteer Outreach and Development Service

If you are looking to recruit volunteers for a volunteering opportunity in Westminster, we can promote your organisation's volunteering opportunities to local people at outreach and drop-in sessions.  We can also support you to self-serve on the new local volunteering website, Team Westminster.

Team Westminster website’s exciting new features

Team Westminster website’s exciting new features

  • Even easier to post and update volunteer opportunities and monitor applications
  • Interactive ways to monitor the volunteering activity of your registered volunteers
  • Chance for your opportunities to be “Featured Opportunities” on the Team Westminster homepage at key times of year
  • Ability to share news and inform others of  your events on the News and Campaigns page
  • Opportunities can be filtered via keyword, availability, skills required and skills gained
  • A location filter called 'Do-it from home' displays volunteer opportunities that can be done from home
  • The location of opportunities can be viewed as a map
  • All opportunities on Team Westminster are listed automatically on the national volunteering Do-it website ensuring maximum exposure

I run a befriending project for older people who reside in care homes and find volunteers to visit in order to engage them with social activities.  I used Do-it in the past to advertise for volunteer befrienders.  With One Westminster’s support, I found it easy to register on Do-it and post details about my volunteering opportunity. 

I’m now using Team Westminster.  It’s the only dashboard I have to administer and it covers both my Do-it and Team Westminster profiles.  Although it’s new, I was pleased to find that I got a good response to my advert.  The benefits of being on Team Westminster as well as Do-it are that the volunteers you recruit are more likely to be local people.  I highly recommend using Team Westminster as an easy way to reach lots of people in the community.”

Alexandra Soetan, Project Manager

Join up today

Join up today

Make a difference today and join Team Westminster!  Our Opportunities Development Officer, Peshang Arkawazi, can support you to use Team Westminster effectively.   Contact her by email or call 020 7535 0494 (Monday and Wednesday only).

How else can we make a difference to your organisation?

How else can we make a difference to your organisation?

The Volunteer Outreach and Development Service team can:

  • Help you to develop volunteering opportunities within your organisation
  • Share good practice principles on how to recruit, manage and retain volunteers, including individuals with higher support needs, according to good practice principles
  • Signpost to useful capacity building resources

We will be holding forums on topics related to the above throughout the year, so check regularly for updates about our next event.  Your feedback and ideas are important to us, so please email us your suggestions for future training

How can we make a difference for your clients?

How can we make a difference for your clients?

There are many benefits to volunteering; some people volunteer to learn a new skill or to meet new people, others want to get work experience or a reference, and some simply want to build their confidence and have fun.  We believe anyone can volunteer, no matter what their background or story.

Over the years, the Volunteer Outreach and Development Service team has built up experience and expertise helping individuals with higher support needs to find volunteering opportunities.  We want to work with your clients, especially if they are:

  • Unemployed people
  • Older people aged over 65
  • Young people, aged 16-25 in education
  • People recovering from substance misuse
  • People who are homeless

How we engage with your clients is up to you and them!  We can give a presentation at a client forum, attend a recruitment fair, organise a drop-in at our office or set up one-off volunteering days (taster days) to allow a group of your clients to volunteer in a manageable and supported way.  We are flexible about how we provide outreach support – let us know what they would find most useful.

Contact us to discuss how we can work in partnership on 020 7723 1216 or send an email.

Recent successes

Recent successes

  • More than 30 volunteers with higher support needs were supported into volunteering placements.
  • We helped 35 voluntary organisations to self-serve on the new website. 
  • We delivered a total of 33 ad hoc or regular outreach sessions.