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If you can spare time – however much – to volunteer, there are many local opportunities to make a difference to those who need extra help and support.


Missing People needs Helpline Volunteers for Project 42:

MP_LOGO_KProject 42 is new initiative that aims to ensure that Missing People’s Helpline Volunteer Rota is filled every single shift, every day of the week. That’s 42 shifts every week.

Helpline Volunteers provide vital emotional and practical support to people who are away from home and their loved ones left behind. Often supporting people in crisis, it is a vital role, which relies heavily on the compassion and generosity shown by our team of wonderful volunteers. Ensuring full coverage of our volunteer rota each day will mean we’re able to respond to more people who need our help.

This is a brilliant role if you’re a great communicator. If you’re interested in finding out more you can read the full role description or register your interest on our volunteer management hub.

The deadline is 5th April. Full training to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge for this role is provided. If you’d like to find out more from a member of the volunteering team, you can email or call 020 8392 4590.

Click here for a list of other current volunteering opportunities with Missing People.

Missing People,284 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen SW14 7JE  | Tel: 020 8392 4590


Community Governors ~ Richmond Park Academy

The Governing Board of Richmond Park Academy (RPA) is looking to recruit new community governors. They would be especially interested in talking to people with a background in, or an in-depth knowledge of, the secondary education sector, professional experience in working with young people or a track record in Human Resource Management.

If you’re interested in finding out more or have a contact in the local community who you think could be a strong asset for RPA, please contact Chair of Governors, David Heath, in the first instance. Further details are available on the RPA website
Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, East Sheen,London SW14 8RG | 020 8876 8891 |  Website | Facebook | Twitter

Volunteer at Shelter, East Sheen:


Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Shelter East Sheen is looking for any help from people of all ages and backgrounds. Please drop in, e-mail, or call for further information: | 0208 878 4990

Shelter East Sheen, 337 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen SW14 8QR


Cancer Research UK currently needs motivated volunteers

Age UK Richmond upon Thames logoAge UK Richmond upon Thames work across the borough to improve the quality of life for older people and to enhance their status and influence. They seek volunteers for a variety of new projects. Perhaps you have the skills and experience they are looking for?

As a volunteer with Age UK Richmond upon Thames you can expect induction training, ongoing support, out of pocket expenses, the opportunity to help make a difference to the lives of people in the London Borough of Richmond, the chance to gain new skills and experiences and to be part of a caring team.

What Age UK Richmond upon Thames would expect from you in return is a commitment to support older people, the ability to offer your services on a regular basis and reliability and trustworthiness.

Click here for a list of current volunteering opportunities with Age UK Richmond.

Age UK Richmond upon Thames, Suite 301, 3rd Floor, Parkway House, Sheen Lane, East Sheen, London SW14 8LS.



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Home-Start UK is the leading family support charity. They offer outreach services through volunteers giving regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children who may be under stress. This support can be fundamental to helping prevent family crisis and breakdown.

The Richmond scheme, based on Sheen Lane, runs FREE regular training courses which cover an introduction to Home-Start, Safeguarding, Boundaries, Listening Skills, Confidentiality, Values and Attitudes, Parenting and Play, plus supporting families with issues such as bereavement and loss, special needs, mental illness, early language development and domestic abuse.

For more information,please contact Angie Ahmed 020 8487 8500 or 

Find out more about being a volunteer here.

Home-Start Richmond upon Thames, 211 Parkway House, Sheen Lane SW14 8LS


FiSH Neighbourhood Care

FiSH logoFiSH Neighbourhood Care provides voluntary help for the residents of Barnes, Mortlake & East Sheen with the aim of combating loneliness and providing practical support.

FiSH needs friendly, practical people to give whatever time they can afford.  They need befrienders, escorts, drivers, gardeners, listeners, chatters…  But they’d also love to hear from you if you have clerical skills or specialist skills in IT, marketing, PR, finance or fundraising.

Please click here for a list of current volunteer requirements

Click here to apply as a volunteer or please contact FiSH on 020 8876 3335


Other East Sheen Charity Shops

Your local charity shops are always keen to hear from people who would like to volunteer, including Duke of Edinburgh students. Please feel free to drop in any time and see how you can help. All help is much appreciated, however much time you have to spare.


A full listing of your local charity shops can be found here. They include:

  • Princess Alice Hospice
  • Octavia Foundation
  • The Children’s Society
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Fara
  • Mind
  • Barnardos
  • Youth Education Sport Charity Shop