Established in 1986, the Volunteer Centre Westminster is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registered Charity number 295501.
The Centre is also quality accredited and a member of Volunteering England, the national body for volunteer development agencies.
Who do we work with:
Anyone who wants to volunteer in the City of Westminster and beyond (our services cover the seven boroughs that make up Central London) and any organisation wanting to involve volunteers in these areas.
Volunteering can transform lives and communities and we want to make becoming a volunteer as easy as possible for everyone, no matter who they are, what their background or where they come from. Over 30,000 people volunteer in the City of Westminster every year and we want to increase this number and ensure they have the best possible experience. We want to help organisations provide the best and safest experience for their volunteers enabling them to deliver the best possible services to the local community.
Organisations who want volunteers can sign up as members, we can then add your volunteering opportunities to our database of over 800 opportunities which we currently promote to people interested in volunteering. Once a member, organisations can then access our CRB checking and other services from specific projects.
Volunteer Centre Westminster is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet quarterly to discuss the strategic direction of the organisation.
Westminster City Council
Greater London Volunteering
Voluntary Action Westminster
Our main core funder is Westminster City Council
Some Volunteer Centre Westminster statistics
Between April 2011 and March 2012
- 6,294 volunteers registered an interest in volunteering and were in some way supported by the Centre
- 1,747 volunteers were placed into formal volunteering roles with various voluntary groups and projects around Westminster.
- 703 new types of volunteering opportunities were created during the year and had an average of 1,740 volunteering vacancies on our database.
- 99 new organisations registered opportunities with us.
- 17 training events were run for organisations on various topics related to volunteer recruitment and management with 211 attendees
- 24 training events were run for volunteers with 164 attendees.
- There were 125 incidents of bespoke volunteer management support and 278 one-to-one discussions with organisations about issues relating to volunteer recruitment and management
- We conducted 609 CRB checks on behalf of local organisations
Volunteer Centre Westminster: 4 Sutherland Avenue London W9 2HQ | Switchboard: 020 7266 1992|
Registered Charity No. 295501 | Registered Company No. 2052268
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