Charity work

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Thursday 17 March 2016 11.57am
Hi All,

I'm looking for information on how to get involved in local charity events and voluntary work in the area. I am particularly interested in working with the elderly who are often forgotten in this forever busy borough. Also animals and children charities. I work full time in Elephant and Castle but I am free on the weekends.

I would appreciate any information. Thanks

Amy
Thursday 17 March 2016 7.20pm
try doing searches online, thats all I can suggest.
Thursday 17 March 2016 8.22pm
I can recommend the work of Blackfriars Settlement. The company I work for has fundraised for them for several years now, and their elderly befriending services sound like the sort of thing that would be of interest to you and there are several opportunities advertised on their site:

Link here
Zoe
Thursday 17 March 2016 8.40pm
Thursday 17 March 2016 10.26pm
Southwark Young Pilgrims is a good one for work with young people from the borough - you can read about it here: http://tinyurl.com/j576lxj
Sunday 20 March 2016 9.28am
If you are interested in volunteering but don't know where to start, I would contact Community Action Southwark http://casouthwark.org.uk

Like you, I can only volunteer at weekends, so I volunteer for a fantastic charity called Contact the Elderly. http://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk. We organise tea parties one Sunday a month - a volunteer host opens their home to a small group of isolated elderly guests and volunteer drivers take the guests to the tea party. It is a lot of fun. The commitment varies because volunteer hosts are only needed once or twice a year, whereas as volunteer drivers are needed every month. PM me if this is of interest.
Sunday 20 March 2016 12.08pm
I second exigo's recommendation.
Blackfriars Settlement is the place to go, I am sure they will be able to use whatever skills or enthusiasm you have to help the elderly. If they cannot use your talents at the moment I am sure they will be able to point you in a direction and organisation that can make use of your desire to help the elderly.
Sunday 20 March 2016 5.59pm
Time and Talents used Befrienders to visit the elderly housebound.
Sunday 20 March 2016 7.40pm
I also recommend Blackfriars Settlement based in Rishworth Street. They do a variety of work to support the elderly and I'm sure they would welcome volunteers. I know one of the staff there; Tina Johnstone, she's a lovely lady and I'm sure would welcome you. Let us know what you decide and how you get on.
Monday 21 March 2016 12.26pm
You could try Waterloo Action Centre on Baylis Road, just behind/next to Waterloo Station. They run older people's activities, including a lunch club and excursions.
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