Volunteering

**Can you help us fill the following volunteering vacancies?**

Our charity runs a Day Centre in Deptford which helps reduce isolation for the elderly and disabled. We also have a charity shop that supports our work. We have a diverse range of volunteering opportunities at our charity. We also support students on work placement.

Here is an outline of the main volunteering opportunities on offer. 

Support worker, Befriender, Minibus Driver, Kitchen Assistant
At our Day Centre for the elderly and disabled
At our Monday Night Club for adults with learning disabilities. 

Charity Shop Volunteers
Any day Mon-Sat, but especially Saturdays
at our Charity Shop, 'The Well'.

Minibus Drivers
Mornings and/or afternoons on Tue/Wed/Thu
at our Day Centre



Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa (lisa@1dpc.co.uk / 020 8692 5599) for more information. We'd love to hear from you!

Download a volunteering application form here


The benefits of volunteering


Helping others through volunteering can provide immense satisfaction, as well as valuable experience for students, long-term unemployed or those wishing to change career. 

Many of our volunteers have gone on to find employment or started college courses having built their confidence and gained the experience they needed.

We need volunteers to work in every aspect of our work. Why not check out the list of jobs below and see if any of them are for you?


                                               William washes the bus.

Day Centre
Care for and befriend members.
Serve tea and coffee.
Serve Lunch.

Take part in activities with members. 
Escort members on their minibus journeys to and from the centre.  
Push wheelchairs and assist on outings.
Keep the centre clean and tidy.
Drive minibus during outings, and for day centre (experience required).


Kitchen
Help with food preparation (Kitchen Assistant).
Wash up and do general cleaning (Kitchen Porter).


Monday Club
Care for and befriend members.
Serve tea and coffee.
Do puzzles, play games and take part in craft activities with members.
Escort members on their minibus journeys to and from the club.
Drive minibus (experience required).


"The Well" Charity Shop
Sort donated clothes.
Steam donated clothes.
Sort and display books and bric-a-brac.
Keep the shop clean and tidy.
Register products for selling on e-bay.


If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Helsby at lisa@1dpc.co.uk or on 020 8692 5599.

Download a volunteering application form here


If you would like to do your student placement with us, please download our student placement application form.