Volunteering

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Volunteering is a great way to expand your skills and support your local community.

We have volunteering roles based in and around your community to suit all backgrounds, interests or skills. Find out about all of the ways you can volunteer with us below.

Resident volunteering

We currently have lots  of residents volunteering with us, running their own community activities such as: bingo, table tennis, coffee shops, party planning and gardening. We also work in partnership with wider organisations such as Age UK and others.

Becoming a resident volunteer can help build your confidence, develop your skills, inspire community spirit and help you build friendships with other residents and staff.

External volunteers & partnerships

We welcome and encourage volunteering from everyone including our residents, members of the general public or other organisations. We currently work with a number of volunteers from outside of C&C, these external volunteers and partnerships do everything from befriending, quiz writing, music concerts and performances from local primary school children.

Volunteers are a valuable asset to us, their contribution enables us to deliver projects, programmes and community activities every year. There are so many fun ways you can get involved as a volunteer, why not join us?

Our Volunteer goals

One of our core volunteering goals is to support the success of existing activities - whether these have been set up by residents or are being delivered by our external partners. So most of our volunteering opportunities will give you the chance to lend a hand to an activity that is already well-established.

Over the coming year - and COVID permitting - we'll also be looking for volunteers to befriend residents of our four London care homes. Get in touch if you'd like to hear more.

If you have an exciting new idea and want to start your own volunteer activity, we may be able to support you to get this going.

Current opportunities

C&C

Online / Office:

Due to Covid-19 this role is currently a remote volunteering role only.

Now more than ever it is important to be engaged digitally, in this remote Volunteering role you’ll help fellow residents to use technology. Help them get online, engage with our digital activities and be able to connect with their loved ones.

Due to Covid-19 this role is currently a remote volunteering role only.

Do you enjoy writing, photography, or even creating art?

If yes, why not consider volunteering as a Content Creator with us. From the comfort of your own home help our Marketing & Engagement team by providing regular exciting content. We love to feature your articles, stories and photos and will showcase these across all our social platforms for residents to enjoy.

North London:

All housing schemes

Feeling green fingered? Volunteer to help make our gardens beautiful. Gardening is the perfect gentle exercise.

We have many active volunteer gardeners and gardening projects already active in our housing schemes all over London.

Times are flexible.

Swiss Cottage Care Homes

Spending time chatting with our care residents is the easiest and most rewarding way you can volunteer in our Care Homes. Come and join us at our monthly cocktail parties, help serve drinks, socialise, and add to the party atmosphere.

You’ll get to enjoy a drink and nibbles while getting to know our incredible care residents.

Weekday evenings once a month.

Swiss Cottage Care Homes

Do you have a love for books and want to share it with others?

Each of our care homes has its own library that you can dive into, and by taking the library trolley on its rounds, you can help make sure everyone gets to enjoy a good book. Share your favourite stories with our residents either by reading with them or having a discussion.

This role is not limited to just books you can read anything from magazines, fiction, poetry, cross words or photography books.

Times are flexible.

Philip House, Kilburn

Support our Tea Club by helping the team run the weekly activity. You will help ensure we don’t run out of cake, meet and greet visitors to the tea club and most importantly serve refreshments to residents. Expenses are covered by C&C.

Monday afternoons.

Oldfield Estate, Primrose Hill

Can you make a bacon butty or pour a cup of coffee?  Why not join the light-hearted Oldfield Coffee Shop team? As part of the team you’ll get to enjoy chatting with all the other residents that visit the coffee shop while you help prepare food, serve refreshments and do the odd bit of washing up.

Every Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

Oldfield Estate, Primrose Hill

Fancy challenging a fellow resident to a game of chess? We are looking for someone to join the weekly Oldfield coffee shop team to set up the chess boards and encourage others to join you for a game that will exercise your brain cells.

Every Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

Oldfield Estate, Primrose Hill

Are you interested in learning or improving your yoga technique? Take part in the Oldfield Estate weekly yoga class. Assist the instructor with welcoming participants to the class and collecting regular attendees from around the building.

Monday mornings 11 am– 12 noon.

Ada Court, Maida Vale

Help with the fun and friendly knitting and crafts gathering at the Dutch Pot social. Set up the clubs crafts supplies and welcome new attendees. Socialise and be part of a friendly chatty craft group. Teas and Coffees available.

Tuesday or Thursday daytime.

Ada Court, Maida Vale

Oldfield Estate, Primrose Hill

Welcome visitors to the lunch club and help with serving the food and tidying up. Enjoy chatting with all the lunch club attendees.

Ada Court – Tuesday and Thursday.

Oldfield Estate – Monday  and Wednesday.

Ada Court, Maida Vale

Support our bingo socials by calling out those numbers. We are looking for helpers to ensure players are greeted and well refreshed at our weekly bingo games.

Bingo clubs currently run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Swiss Cottage, Care Homes

Bring the outdoors inside through friendly group flower arranging activities. No experience is necessary just a love of flowers. You’ll get to shop and pick the flowers you want to take to our care homes where, along with our care staff you’ll host a Flower arranging activity for the residents to join in with.

Expenses are covered by C&C.

Times are flexible.

South London:

All housing schemes

Feeling green fingered? Volunteer to help make our gardens beautiful. Gardening is the perfect gentle exercise.

We have many active volunteer gardeners and gardening projects already active in our housing schemes all over London.

Times are flexible.

Cecil Court, Kew

Love working with children? The weekly nursery class at Cecil Court is looking for helpers to assist the care home with this wonderful intergenerational project. Assist staff with welcoming residents and children to the nursery room. Help set up chairs and activities.

Wednesday’s term time only. Morning or afternoon sessions.

Kew/Teddington - Care Homes

Spending time chatting with our care residents is the easiest and most rewarding way you can volunteer in our Care Homes. Come and join us at our monthly cocktail parties, help serve drinks, socialise, and add to the party atmosphere.

You’ll get to enjoy a drink and nibbles while getting to know our incredible care residents.

Weekday evening once a month.

Kew/Teddington - Care Homes

Do you have a love for books and want to share it with others?

Each of our care homes has its own library that you can dive into and by taking the library trolley on its rounds, you can help make sure everyone gets to enjoy a good book. Share your favourite stories with our residents either by reading with them or having a discussion.

This role is not limited to just books it can be anything from reading magazines, fiction, poetry, cross words or photography books.

Times are flexible.

Kew/Teddington - Care Homes

Bring the outdoors inside through friendly group flower arranging activities. No experience is necessary just a love of flowers. You’ll get to shop and pick the flowers you want to take to our care homes where, along with our care staff you’ll host a Flower arranging activity for the residents join in with.

Expenses are covered by C&C.

Times are flexible.

Get in touch:

Register to be a volunteer

Volunteering not only greatly benefits other residents but also can give you a sense of purpose and personal satisfaction. If you want to volunteer with us or have any questions register your interest here.

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