Ready, set... Go!

Volunteering Wandsworth started its brand new outreach programme with a bang on Friday (13th May 2011) at the Battersea Arts Centre.

Lifetimes (formerly Wandsworth Voluntary Sector Development Agency) held a volunteering, training and employment fair to celebrate the end of the Activate 2 project. It was primarily aimed at clients of the project, and was attended by over 300 people looking to develop their skills and experience.

Volunteering Wandsworth used the event to premier their brand new ‘pop-up’ service and discussed and registered volunteering opportunities with those attending. The service is open to anyone interested in volunteering that work, live or study in the Borough of Wandsworth. There are also services for Volunteer Involving Organisations that want to add value to their volunteer programme and speaking to those attending on Friday, there is a demand for increasing capacity either with brokering new volunteers or volunteer management advice, information or training.

The event also involved training for individuals and organisations attending. Volunteering Wandsworth offered their advice and signposted our services to over 30 of the organisations that were there.

If you are an individual or organisation looking for support with volunteering, contact the team on 0300 365 9950, 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday, or email us on enquiry@volunteeringwandsworth.org.uk. Full details of other outreach and services are on our website – www.volunteeringwandsworth.org.uk.