Volunteer with us

Volunteer with Wimbledon Guild and you'll get so much in return

Wimbledon Guild is a community charity offering practical help and personal support, so people in Merton never have to face life’s challenges alone. Whether money’s tight, someone is feeling low or overwhelmed, or they’re looking for new friends and activities locally, we’re always here. 

We help and support more than 2,000 people across our borough every year through our innovative services, which we continue to develop in response to changing needs. 


Our Volunteers

Our volunteers play an essential part in helping us deliver our services and connect with the local community. Whether it’s visiting someone who is housebound, hosting an art or music class, preparing lunch in our Homefood Café, planting vegetables in our Community garden or running the London Marathon, we couldn’t do it without our amazing team of volunteers! 

Why volunteer?

Volunteering your time can make a real difference to your own and someone else’s wellbeing. It can help you make new friends, keep active or enjoy a hobby away from work or a busy lifestyle. For others, volunteering provides an opportunity to gain new experiences, learn new things, and pick up transferrable skills that can benefit your career. 

Current vacancies

Stroke Exercise - volunteer opportunity

We're looking for volunteers to assist in our weekly Stroke Exercise class

Volunteer at Waggy Walk

Join us for our annual Waggy Walk on Wimbledon Common

Volunteer in our Yoga class

We've got an exciting volunteer role available for our Yoga class

Become a Seated Yoga volunteer

Support participants in our popular Seated Yoga class

Volunteer as a HomeFood Café host

Provide a warm welcome during the lunchtime service in our HomeFood Café

Mobile & Tablet Workshop - volunteer vacancy

Assist participants with mobile and tablet support

Active Exercise - volunteer vacancy

Assist with the running of our Active Exercise class

Seated Exercise - volunteer opportunity

Become a volunteer in our Seated Exercise class

Volunteer at our Walking Tennis sessions

Game, Set, Match - join us as a Walking Tennis volunteer

Pilates class - volunteer opportunity

We've got an exciting volunteer role available for our Pilates class

All Things Italian Host - volunteer opportunity

An opportunity to host our weekly Italian lessons

Become a volunteer Befriender

If you can spare a few hours a week, become a volunteer befriender and make a huge difference to someone's life

Let's find the right role for you

Depending on your interest and availability, our Volunteer Programme team can recommend the right volunteer role for you. You can see our latest volunteering opportunities above, read through what’s involved and you can apply using our online application form. We look forward to hearing from you!

How we can support you

To make sure that our volunteers feel supported in their role, we ask everyone to attend an induction and role-specific training, which might take place in-person, online or through e-modules. You will have the full support of Wimbledon Guild staff members and we will always check with you to see how things are going. We also like to send our volunteer’s monthly newsletters, invites to volunteer socials and catch-ups.

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and communities, and we believe that having a physical or learning disability shouldn’t prevent anyone from volunteering. We want to know how we can best support you while you volunteer with us, so if you would like to speak to a member of the team, you’d prefer a hardcopy application, or would like help to fill out the form, please call 020 8946 0735 or email volunteer@wimbledonguild.co.uk.

Help us make sure that no one in Merton has to face life’s challenges alone

We're offering practical help and support to more than 2,000 people across our borough every year. Whether they're worried about money, they’re feeling low or overwhelmed, or they’re looking for new friends and activities locally, we’re always here. Or at least we can be, with your support. Will you help us make sure that no one in our community has to face life’s challenges alone?

Yes, I’ll give today