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.
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
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).
The Volunteer Outreach and Development Service team can:
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
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:
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.