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!
  • Travel expenses reimbursed 

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 

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Currently we’re in need of:

Christmas Volunteering opportunities

Christmas in the Village - Sunday 8th December 

Christmas in the Village will take place on Sunday 8th December 2019 from 10am to 4.30pm in Wimbledon Village.

The Wimbledon Guild will be running Santa’s grotto where children can visit Santa and receive gifts. You will be part of a wonderful Christmas event! Whole- or half- day volunteers are needed, just let us know how long you can do!

Gift Wrapping Station at Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon - Monday 16th - Friday 20th December 

Wimbledon Guild is looking for volunteers from Monday 16th December to Friday 20th December 2019 from 11am to 5pm to wrap Christmas gifts. For a small donation, busy shoppers can have their gifts wrapped while at the same time supporting a local charity.

Volunteers are welcome for 1 or 2 hour shifts or all day, and as a individual or a group of colleagues, friends or family!

We need 2-3 volunteers per hour to be wrapping and informing shoppers the wrapping service is available.



Our Charity Shop in Mitcham

We rely on our fantastic team of volunteers who help run our Charity shop in Fair Green, Mitcham, to raise awareness and funds for Wimbledon Guild.

We have spaces for a number of volunteers throughout the week to join us. You can get involved in many aspects of running the shop - from sorting stock or preparing items for sale, to working on the tills or helping customers. We also have volunteers who bring their specialist skills and knowledge to help us.



Activities Assistants

Can you help share a skill, interest or hobby with people in our services? Our Activities programme delivers over 120 sessions a week, and currently our amazing team needs volunteers for:

  • All Things Italian (Weds AM)
  • Games Session (Thurs PM)
  • Men’s Space (Fri AM)

 You will be part of Wimbledon Guild’s volunteer team helping to improve older people’s lives in Merton. You will normally volunteer alongside one or two other volunteers and the Activity Team Leader.

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.

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