Volunteer

Do you have some free time? Would you like to help other women whilst gaining transferable skills and building your confidence?  Then why not become a volunteer at the centre!

Why volunteer with us?

Volunteer
Volunteering at West Hampstead Women’s Centre is a rich and rewarding experience, a great opportunity to get involved with the local community as well as helping women in need achieve a better quality of life.

Of course, volunteering will also look great on your CV, especially if you’re in between jobs or have little work experience. We can even help you to enhance your existing skills and learn some new ones. Our current volunteers have taken part in all kind of training such as accredited first aid, food hygiene, self defense, crochet, and cake decorating among others.

We can offer references at the end of your time with us to further help your job search.

How volunteers help us

Throughout our history, West Hampstead Women’s Centre has relied on volunteers to support the centre’s development. Several of our current volunteers have been with us for a number of years and offer a range of skills which compliment the expertise of our paid staff. Many of our activities and services are delivered by volunteers on a one-off or short term basis, including support groups, complementary therapies, and workshops.

Current volunteer opportunities

Got a great idea for a course, workshop, complementary therapies or coffee morning that would appeal to our service users? Visit here for current volunteer opportunities. For more information send us an email and we’ll get back to you soon.

Please note our volunteer opportunities are between Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm. There is no weekend or evening volunteering.

Volunteer criteria

Because the centre is aimed solely at women and provides a women only space, all our volunteers must be female. This is so that our most vulnerable service users feel comfortable when accessing the centre. Because of the nature of our service and the fact that we operate in a single sex environment, our situation is classed as an exception under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

How can I become a WHWC volunteer?

So if volunteering with WHWC sounds like it’s for you, get in touch with us on 0207 328 7389 or email us to arrange a meeting.