Volunteer with us

Volunteering with Wimbledon Guild is a rich and rewarding experience. Whether you are retired, work full-time, are in full or part time education, or have some free time on your hands, we have volunteer roles that are flexible and fit with your schedule.

Wimbledon Guild’s Volunteer Programme can help you develop your skills or learn new ones. 

We have over 200 talented volunteers in our team, from every walk of life and ranging in age from 16 to over 80 years old. We offer volunteering opportunities no matter your skills, background or interests. 

If you are looking for our volunteer/volunteer trainee counsellor placements, click here.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Positive impact on the community
  • Connect with new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Confidence building
  • Help future career prospects
  • Discover hidden talents!

How to apply

We are always looking for individual volunteers and corporate volunteers to help with specific projects throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer you can apply via the online form below or contact us on:

Tel: 020 8946 0735

Email: volunteer@wimbledonguild.co.uk 

Training and costs

When you become a Wimbledon Guild volunteer you join a great team with full support from staff members. You will go through a full induction and training as well as a DBS check. We also reimburse travel costs for volunteers, making it easy to visit someone within Merton or come to help at one of our activities at our headquarters on Worple Road, Wimbledon.

Volunteer enquiry form


Currently we’re in need of:

Exercise Class Helpers

Our volunteer team provide an invaluable level of support by assisting, responding to needs of and encouraging exercisers. The Wimbledon Guild Exercise Buddies volunteer team won the bronze award for Merton Volunteer Team of the Year at the 7th annual Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards in 2019. They need volunteers to join them for an hour or so on either a Monday or Wednesday daytime.

Wimbledon Guild Charity Shop

Volunteers are needed to help in the Wimbledon Guild charity shop. As well as helping customers and organising the store, volunteers can also operate the till. You will be working closely alongside our staff and other volunteers. The shop in Mitcham boasts a clean, tidy and friendly atmosphere people enjoy visiting. The stock offered varies, but is always good quality at affordable prices. We need help at the shop from Monday through to Saturday mornings.

"Waggy Walk" Event Helpers

Taking place on Saturday 28th September 2019, the Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk fundraising dog walk is returning to Wimbledon Common for another year. We are looking for volunteers to help us manage the event, and roles that people will be rotated around include:

  • Managing registration
  • Ticket sales
  • Marshalling the route and cheering the walkers on!
  • Presenting goody bags

Whilst you are here...

...we need your help. Did you know, demand for our welfare services increased by 13% last year with over 2,000 people turning to us for help in their time of need? Demand continues to grow as times get tougher and budgets are cut for many services across the borough. Help us to continue this vital support. For as little as £5 you can support us, just click on the Donate button below. Thank you.