Everyone can volunteer – from all cultures, abilities, backgrounds and age groups. Volunteer Merton has hundreds of local volunteering opportunities and can help you find the perfect one that matches your interests, skills and availability.
Mental Health and Learning Disability
If you have additional needs, or may face barriers accessing volunteering opportunities, we can put you in touch with the appropriate support.
We provide additional support to 14-18 year olds to access a wide range of volunteering opportunities. You can also be a positive role model by befriending a young person and encouraging them to try new things and achieve new goals.
Volunteering and Training
We offer 8-week placements for those with additional needs to learn retail and customer service skills, with the aim of progressing into paid employment, further volunteering or training.
We support local organisations with volunteer brokerage, training and one to one guidance on recruiting and managing volunteers.
Why you should volunteer in Merton...
You will make a real difference as a volunteer, but it is not just about what you can do for others. Volunteers gain a lot from the experience too. In addition to the feel-good factor of giving your time to a deserving cause, for many, volunteering can be a route into employment and a chance to experience new things and learn different skills.