Would you like to help our local community? Then please consider supporting us by volunteering.

We have a range of different volunteering opportunities throughout the organisation. Some of them require a regular time commitment, whereas others are one-off opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following opportunities, email donald@wsfroyaldocks.org who can give you a volunteer application form and give you more information about projects.

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.

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.

Gardening for adults - The community garden near Britannia Village Hall on Evelyn Road needs volunteers to help create and maintain the garden.

Youth club - could you support our youth club for ages 8-19 on a Monday or Wednesday evening? Or our preteen club for 9-14s on a Tuesday?

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!

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.

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 (currently Thursday 12:30-2:30pm).

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.

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!

parkrun - Our friends at Victoria Dock parkrun are looking for volunteers to help with various roles, including marshalling, barcode scanning and timekeeping.

Games for 5-8s - help set up and pack down as well as playing games with kids and supervising.

SEND play session - for children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. Help set up, play with the children and chat to the parents.

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.

Food Pantry - We have a fantastic volunteer team but we are also in need of more volunteers, particularly volunteers with cars who would be able to do food donation pick-ups on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays during the day, or Wednesday evening. Please email emily@wsfroyaldocks.org if you are interested in helping!

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.

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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 hello@wsfroyaldocks.org to discuss potential ways of working together.

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