Volunteering

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


Visit Westerham website…

Volunteer admin assistant needed, full training and support given.


Westerham Town Partnership…

is looking for some help for various projects in the town. Anyone interested in helping stimulate business through an infrastructure project, or building a directory for locals please contact us. Working on increased parking spaces in town would benefit business, tourism and residents. We have produced a Parking Report which is being considered by Sevenoaks District Council, and we need help with liaison, especially to develop the ‘Park & Ride’ initiative. We’re also looking for an official photographer/film recorder of our events to support our Flickr/YouTube catalogues. We are always grateful for help in running the Farmer’s market as well – if any of these appeals to you – or indeed if you have a project which would benefit from support in Westerham, please write to info@visitwesterham.org.uk.

To find out more about the Health Check and the Town Partnership, click here.


Westerham Library…

is looking for a volunteer Computer Buddy – a regular hour a week at the library to help customers to use computers and scanners, set up email accounts, look at job websites and use our online resources etc. For further details T: 03000 413131 or E: westerhamlibrary@kent.gov.uk, or call in for a chat.


National Trust…

Volunteer coffee mornings January 2016
Chartwell, Quebec House, Emmetts Gardens
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell, call 01732 861149 or e-mail wayne.thornton@nationaltrust.org.uk


St Mary’s Churchyard…

needs your help to bring it back to its former glory. More info…


South East Coast Ambulance Service…

Volunteers wanted


Edenbridge Cottage Hospital…

is in urgent need of volunteers to assist patients who need help to eat their lunch. If anybody is able to spare some time please telephone 01732 862137 or call in to the hospital. Thank you.


Valence School…

needs volunteers to support students in the water. More info…


Age UK…

New monthly information and advice sessions. Full info.

Volunteers needed, mainly for befriending. See more.


Hospice in the Weald…

is looking for help to run the shop and raise valuable funds. A couple of hours a week helping to sort clothes and donations, and serve customers would be very welcome! Gain retail experience and get out and meet people: great for bored teenagers needing work experience. Full training given. Call 01959 565141 and ask for Jo.


St Mary’s Westerham Heritage Trust…

is a secular charity dedicated to the preservation of Westerham’s oldest building and surrounding churchyard, the 13th Century Parish Church in the corner of The Green. It raises funds by running entertaining events as well as from donations, and volunteers are always needed to help run these events, work in the churchyard and serve on the committee. If the history and preservation of ancient church buildings and churchyards is of interest to you, come and volunteer to help us. Contact us through http://www.stmarysheritagetrust.org.uk/ or 01959 561330.


Looking for Volunteers?

Combe Bank School: Make A Difference Day this October, where the entire school goes out for one day and helps with charity projects. Do you have anyone in Westerham who might be interested in some helping hands for a day?

The sister school in Twickenham has been doing this for a few years, and the sort of things done by the children include litter picking, painting, planting bulbs, clearing wasteland, making up card packs, visiting retirement homes etc. All the Health & Safety risk assessment stuff will be done by the school so there is no burden whatsoever on the charity. The purpose of the day is to take a bunch of privileged children and let them learn the value of volunteering without any personal gain (i.e. not related to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or similar things). There is a media push so the charities will get some local coverage, but no donations are involved.

Sarah Luckham-Down
Combe Bank School
Sundridge
Sevenoaks
Kent  TN14 6AE
www.combebank.co.uk