Support Us

Would you like to help our local community? Then please consider supporting us in one of the following ways!

Why donate to WSF?

Many people in West Silvertown tell us that our activities and services make a real difference to their lives.

  • Regular giving really helps give our charity financial security. It’s quick and easy to set up a direct debit and claim Gift Aid at the same time.
  • One-off gifts are also very welcome and much appreciated.

A donation of just:

  • £10 could cover one day’s expenses for a young person on work experience at our youth club summer scheme.
  • £20 could allow us to run a free creche alongside our ESOL class, allowing more people to access English lessons.
  • £30 could allow us to run a free yoga class for the community in our hall.

Thank you for your donation. No gift is too small and it will help us to build a stronger community!


Why volunteer for WSF?

We rely on volunteers to help us run the wide range of activities and services that we do. But we know that volunteering is about more than giving your time for free. It’s about helping your community while gaining new skills, making new friends – and hopefully having lots of fun too.

We’re currently looking for more volunteers in these areas:

Could you mentor a young person? We run a mentoring programme for year 10 students at Oasis Academy Silvertown.
No prior experience is required, as full training will be provided: you just need to be friendly, reliable, a good listener, and interested in getting to know a young person and supporting them to develop their skills and confidence.
We'll ask you to commit to being in school on a Wednesday morning, 0830-0930am, every week for 12 weeks, to spend time with the young person you're matched with. You'll probably also need to set aside about 30 minutes a week, at a time convenient to you, to prepare for the next week's session.
For further information please email alex@wsfroyaldocks.org

Under 5s programme - Do you enjoy working with young children? We have a group every weekday morning, and need help with setting up, packing down and interacting with children and families. Email families@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Community breakfast - Are you a friendly and welcoming person? We need help setting up and creating a welcoming environment at our community breakfasts, on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Email naomi@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Gardening for adults - The community garden near Britannia Village Hall on Evelyn Road needs volunteers to help create and maintain the garden. Email naomi@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Youth club - could you support our youth club for ages 11-19 on a Monday or Wednesday evening? Or our preteen club for 9-14s on a Tuesday? We also run Football for 9-16s every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. To find out more, email youth@wsfroyaldocks.org

Creche volunteer - We offer a creche during our English classes so that people with young children can come along and learn. If you like working with under 5s, and would like to support our creche worker through playing games, doing activities and reading stories, then get in touch! Email hello@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

English language project - Are you a native or near-native English speaker? Do you have an hour a week to help a local community member who is learning English, to practice through conversation? We are also looking for volunteers who are interested in coming along and assisting with classes and/or local trips with English students. Email hello@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Life admin - We run support sessions for all local people in West Silvertown where they can get support with form filling, phone calls and every day admin. We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to 1-2 hours/week (either on a Thursday 12-2pm or Saturday 10am-11:30am). Email hello@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Baby feeding café - An opportunity for a midwife or trained peer support person to run sessions on feeding infants (breast or bottle) for local parents. Email families@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Community Events - Are you available to help us run one-off community events? If yes, this could be the opportunity for you, whether it's running an activity, working behind the scenes and planning, we'd love to hear from you! Email naomi@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

parkrun - Our friends at Victoria Dock parkrun are looking for volunteers to help with various roles, including marshalling, barcode scanning and timekeeping. Email helen@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Games for 5-8s - help set up and pack down as well as playing games with kids and supervising. Email families@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

SEND Play Session (5-11s) - help set up and pack down as well as playing games with kids with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This is a family session so siblings and parents will also be there to play and chat to. Email families@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Particular skills - Do you have a particular skill or interest you'd like to share with us and your community? This could be something like running a session on public speaking, or providing advice to the charity. Email hello@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

Trustees - WSF is overseen by an experienced board of trustees who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Please email helen@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

If you’d like to volunteer with us, but these opportunities don't sound like the right fit for you, email hello@wsfroyaldocks.org to see if we can match your skills with our needs.

Why fundraise for WSF?

Do you fancy yourself as a Mo Farah or a Mary Berry? Then why not consider fundraising for WSF and give something back to the local community while doing something you enjoy?

There are many ways you can fundraise, from running a 10k race to hosting a cake sale. You just need to decide what’s right for you and get in touch with us at helen@wsfroyaldocks.org to tell us what you’re doing.

We’ll try to help you promote your fundraising activity, and you can be sure that your money will be put to excellent use for the community here in West Silvertown!

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Could your business or organisation partner with us?

Are you a company or other local organisation interested in making a donation? Or could we develop a bespoke sponsorship to support your company values and people development goals?

We welcome people who could give time to our youth club – whether by giving inspirational talks to young people, career and interview workshops, or advice on how to manage money.

And we’re always delighted to host teams looking for a useful way to spend a volunteering or teambuilding day.

At WSF, we love bright ideas! If this sounds like you, please get in touch with us manager@wsfroyaldocks.org to discuss potential ways of working together.

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