Community programmes – volunteer opportunities at the Colombo Centre

The Colombo Centre is a registered charity based in Southwark. It offers a range of health and fitness facilities and programmes including a newly refurbished 90 station gymnasium, studios and outdoor sports courts. There is a wide programme of community actvities for all ages providing affordable sessions for local people.

We are looking for a range of volunteers who are enthusiastic and energetic to help support several community and sports sessions delivered at the centre these are as follows:

Seniors sessions:  We are looking for volunteers to support the seniors sessions at the Colombo Centre. Sessions are focused on bowls, badminton and bingo; however we are looking to develop the programme and bring in some fresh ideas.
Times needed: Monday 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday 10am – 12midday, Thursday 2pm- 4pm

Football coaching: 
We are looking for volunteers to help run the many free or accessible football sessions on Hatfields outdoor pitches. You will be required to help take the registers, supervise children and young peopleplus assist with training and matches.
(If you are a commited volunteer then you may be able to access training to become FA qualified).
Times needed: Contact Clare for more information. (details below)

Tennis coach: We are in need of volunteers to help with the weekend tennis sessions on Paris Gardens next to the Colombo Centre. The sessions are for young people under 18 years old to learn and improve their tennis skills. We need people to help out with coaching and supporting the running of sessions.(If you are a committed volunteer then you may be able to access training to become an LTA qualified volunteer). Times needed: Saturday and Sundays 12 – 2pm

All volunteers will need to provide two references and have an interview with a member of staff. All volunteers will also need to be willing to complete a CRB check.
All volunteers will be required to:

  • complete a Volunteers application form and agreement listing two references
  • attend a short interview with a member of staff
  • Attend an induction and made aware of policies and procedure

Details about volunteer roles and application packs can be obtained from Anna Glarin, Coin Street neighbourhood centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank London, SE1 9NH. Telephone 020 7021 1621 or email

The Coin Street Group strives to be an equal opportunities organisation and all volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

Job Details

Volunteer Role

Location: Colombo Centre