Volunteering is more than helping your elderly neighbour across the road with her shopping - it's about you, too.
Helping others will not only bring a smile to the face of people in your community but give you a chance to meet new people, make a difference and expand your CV.
The opportunities to volunteer are huge and there are lots of organisations in Westminster who are here to help you.
vInspired provides young people with inspiring, high-quality social action opportunities to gain new experiences and skills for life.
If you’ve been thinking about trying something new, helping other people or getting involved in your community, volunteer and become part of Team Westminster. Team Westminster is the flagship volunteering programme for Westminster and includes volunteering at large public events like the BAFTAs and Trooping of the Colour, sports volunteering, and taking action to improve the community.
The council funds these volunteering services so you can find an opportunity that’s right for you.
One Westminster can help you find volunteering opportunities and support you through your volunteering experience.
Find out about ways volunteer in sport in Westminster.
"When I was 17 I decided to act out and didn’t want to accept support from my foster mum, teachers or social worker, so I decided to move into a hostel and live on my own."
"Trying to do things on my own without a support network was really hard. I didn’t know what direction to take so I started volunteering. I volunteered at the Tope Project which runs a free Christmas Day event for looked-after children and care leavers. I became involved in fundraising by asking for donations, helping out on a bake sale and collecting gifts."
"This summer I am going on a 5-week volunteering trip to Costa Rica and have already been putting my fundraising skills to good use, including more bake sales."
"Since I was 17 my life has only got better, thanks to my volunteering. I’ve been offered my first job at a global real-estate firm. There are times when I may not know exactly what to do but I have been able to build up a good support network and discuss problems which could have held me back."
"If you are looking to build up your experience and boost your CV, volunteering is the first good step."