Volunteer Development

Volunteering at West Hampstead Women’s Centre is a rich and rewarding experience, a great opportunity to get involved with the local community, learn new skills or rediscover old ones. Volunteers are at the heart of our centre and are essential in helping women in need achieve a better quality of life.

What skills can you offer?

The centre is always looking for volunteers with a diverse range of skills. Volunteers with previous experience in a certain field or profession can help us to enrich our services. This may range from more practical skills to expertise or knowledge in a certain topic.

What skills can you gain?

We welcome volunteers who want to gain more experience, our volunteers have the chance to take part in different training opportunities and will be given the support needed to succeed in their roles. We provide references for our volunteers, so you are able to both gain new experience and boost your CV.

Volunteering Positions

Volunteers offer a range of skills which complement the expertise of our paid staff. Many of our activities and services are delivered by volunteers including support groups, complementary therapies, classes and workshops. Others volunteer in reception or office roles.

Volunteers can also offer their skills on a one-off or short term basis, such as support with individual events, workshops or technical expertise. We have a range of volunteering roles with different levels of involvement or commitment to suit your circumstances.

Volunteer criteria

Because the centre is aimed solely at women and provides a woman only space, all our volunteer roles are open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. This is so that our most vulnerable service users feel comfortable when accessing the centre.

How can I become a WHWC volunteer?

So if volunteering with WHWC sounds like it’s for you, get in touch with us on 0207 328 7389 or email Susan at susan@whwc.org.uk.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Some of our volunteering opportunities are listed on the ‘Do It’ website which you will find here: Current Volunteering Opportunities.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

We recently won The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017 in recognition of the outstanding work of our staff and volunteers.

Throughout our history, West Hampstead Women’s Centre has relied on volunteers to support the centre’s development. Several of our current volunteers have been with us for a number of years and our volunteers offer a range of skills which complement the expertise of our paid staff. Many of our activities and services are delivered by volunteers and they provide support which enhances everything we do.

We are very proud that our centre has been recognized with the QAVS Award.