Volunteering Opportunities in and around Westerham
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill. The NHS is now ‘social prescribing’ and the support of belonging to a community is growing in recognition. But this may not need to be a formal referral – Westerham is an ideal community in which to self help and get involved.
Join an activity or group, be it hands on or off, intellectual, sports, caring, creative, musical, indoors, outdoors – there’s something for everyone to be part of! (some groups charge a modest membership fee, some don’t) Try something new, maybe? We have listed everything we know about here in our community pages and please let us know if you know of any errors or omissions.
There are also loads of volunteering opportunities where every skill can be made use of:
- Westerham Town Partnership (help run events and information dissemination in our community, including this website, Facebook and Twitter. Help in any capacity is always needed!)
- Many of our Clubs and Societies are crying out for officers to help run activities and in particular for Treasurers – take your pick!
- All of our Sports Groups would welcome volunteers with open arms – from the weekly free Park Run to the start up Cricket teams
- There is plenty of opportunity to get involved in local music, for beginners or experts, there’s something for everyone
- Or help out with Youth Groups, (sports, girl guiding, scouts, cadets etc)
- Addiction Advice. Volunteer to be an Addiction Advocate at OKrehab.org, a specialist drug and alcohol treatment provider
- Westerham Library (see community page)
- Churchill School website
- Car Driving (Dial 2 Drive) for those needing a lift (website)
- Disability & Seniors Homes (Leonard Cheshire, Westerham Place, Valence)
- Any of the Churches (Churches page)
- Any of the Charity Shops (Charities page)
- Farley & Hosey Greensands Commons Projects (Kent Wildlife page)
- National Trust, Chartwell & Quebec House, and Emmetts Gardens
- English Heritage at Down
- Men-in-Sheds (website)
- Foal Farm Animal Rescue (website)
- Kent Wildlife (website)
- National Organisations such as Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, Samaritans, CAB, Rotary
- Local Authority run activities such as Councillor, Food Bank, Sevenoaks Responders, Firefighters, Speedwatch, Litterpick etc Town Council website
If you prefer to find something further afield try Do-It.Org which is a website, listing opportunities, where you can search geographically and by skill or interest.