A Way Forward
Connecting you with the Community
0208 875 2849
Volunteer Support

A Way Forward is a new Volunteer Support Programme, helping individuals with additional support needs find long and short-term volunteering opportunities.

If you feel your health and wellbeing may benefit from volunteering, but need some help overcoming barriers to get started, consider coming to one of our one-to-one, tailored support sessions.

Volunteering can be a great route into getting active, creating networks, and participating in the community – and a way to use your skills, learn new ones, have some fun and find an outlet for your creativity.

The programme is designed to support individuals who may be affected by:

  • Mental health problems

  • Learning disabilities

  • Physical disabilities

  • Chronic long-term conditions

  • Sensory impairment

  • Substance misuse issues

  • Social isolation

  • Long term unemployment

The one-off sessions are 1 hour long and cost £30, which you can pay through your personal budget, or with private funds. The sessions are confidential and tailored to your needs. By the end of the session you will have:

  • Explored what volunteering can offer you and vice-versa

  • Decided on a shortlist of suitable volunteering roles

  • Made initial contact with those organisations

  • Been provided with all the information you need to apply for the role

To book a place or to find out more, contact Kirstie Sheehy, Specialist Projects Manager, at specialist@life-times.org.uk or 0208 875 2849.


A Way Forward Volunteer Support Programme is provided by Lifetimes Charity. 

Lifetimes is the elected Council for Voluntary Services, supporting voluntary and community organisations in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

We provide training, advice, information, networking and opportunities for all voluntary and community organisations in Wandsworth. We also deliver projects directly for local residents including our community directory Care4me and our newest project, Self Help Wandsworth.

Find out more about Lifetimes at life-times.org.uk  


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