Volunteer Opportunities

Coin Street Community Programmes Team
Volunteer opportunities

Your skills, talent and commitment will help local people build the community that they want in Waterloo and North Southwark.

The Coin Street Community Programmes Team deliver a range of programmes to support participants towards a good life through promoting health and wellbeing, creativity and self expressions, employment and enterrprise and skills and learning for life. We have a range of opportunities including one-off activities, regular sessions and project based programmes.

One-off and flexible opportunities

  • Events for older people
    Our annual seniors party in January is an evening of dinner and dancing and the highlight of the year for over 80 local older people. This year we added a summer boat party to the programme which was a huge success. We need volunteers to help with practical tasks like hanging up coats and serving food and drinks but also volunteers who are keen to talk to the participants and join in with the fun.
  • Community Days
    Coin Street run four Community Days a year where we invite in the local community and they benefit from fun activities and the opportunity to find out more about how to get involved.  Volunteers can help run activities, refreshments, welcome and register participants and assist with setting up and tidying up the event. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who want to engage with participants and learn about what we do.
  • Gardening sessions – Tuesday 11.30-2pm
    Our weekly gardening sessions can be attended on a regular basis or as a one off. Make local green spaces more colourful and vibrant, improve health and reduce isolation of participants by growing food to share and supporting those who need help to get involved.

Weekly or fortnightly opportunities

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers who can work flexibly across the programmes so don’t worry if you can’t commit to weekly volunteering.

Young people, children and families
We are looking for friendly, pro-active and engaging people to support our programmes for children, young people and families. Make a difference to the often challenging lives of inner-city children and young people by providing opportunities to have fun, learn and be active members of their community.

  • Youth club volunteer – Thursdays 4-7.30pm (you do not need to come to the whole session)
    These flexible and fun sessions for young people (8-12 years) provide a safe and friendly space to do homework, sport and games, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, cookery, and workshops and provide a healthy meal. Your time will make a huge impact on young people who need positive adult role models.
  • Friday youth club – 5.30-7.30pm
    Our dedicated night for young people 13-18 years, volunteering at this session will help young people improve their health and wellbeing through gym tasters, sport or dance sessions, workshops and a healthy meal. You will support young people to run their own projects and organise trips, building their confidence, skills and self-esteem. We are also planning to offer young women a dedicated space for their ideas and activities.
  • Family Sundays volunteer – Sundays 10am–1pm
    This session improves the health and wellbeing of children aged 3-9 years and their families through a range of activities including football coaching, dance with Rambert, arts and crafts and workshops for parents. It is very popular session and we are keen for volunteers to help with registers and admin, provide refreshments as well as leading creative projects and health and wellbing workshops.

Older people
We have expanded our programme and would love to recruit some enthusiastic volunteers to make a difference to the lives of isolated older people.

  • Over 50s Art Club and craft session – Every other Friday 11am – 4pm
    Calling all creatives! Help tutors and members of the group to run these creative sessions or even run a session for the group yourself.
  • Saturday Feel Good Club – 11-2pm
    Wellbeing sessions for older people including spin, stretch, massage and healthy eating.  Welcome participants, complete registers and provide refreshments as well as friendship.
  • Coffee mornings – Thursday 11am-1pm
    Support local older people to plan and facilitate activities and workshops as well as making teas and coffees and having a friendly chat!
  • ITC training – TBC
    Support local older people to upgrade their skills in using a range of technology including Ipads, phones and computers.


We would love to hear from you if you have an idea for a project to deliver in one of our sessions.

  • Community Learning Zone – Monday 5-8pm
    Please get in touch if you have a skill to share, a topic to discuss or information to provide that would be of interest to our local community in these open access sessions.
  • Accessibility
    Across all sessions we want to work to make our programme as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you have a skill such as sign language/ audio description or an interest in enhancing accessibility then please get in touch.

About Coin Street Community Builders

Coin Street Community Builders is a social enterprise and development trust responsible for developing and managing a significant part of London’s vibrant South Bank.

Our 13 acre estate includes:

  • the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf, home to designer-maker studios, exhibition and gallery spaces
  • a successful conference centre
  • cafes, bars and restaurants
  • parks and the Riverside Walkway
  • award winning co-operative housing
  • a family and children’s centre providing family support and a nursery

Coin Street provides a wide programmes of free and affordable youth and adult programmes at the Coin Street neighbourhood centre and nearby Colombo Sports Centre.

How to get involved

If you would like to get involved in any of the opportunities listed or have your own idea for how you could participate in our local community then please get in touch with Laura Reynolds 020 7021 1622  or l.reynolds@coinstreet.org. More detailed role descriptions and application forms can be found under http://www.coinstreet.org/jobs/ 

Volunteers working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on a regular basis will need to provide 2 references, have a meeting with a member of staff, be wiling to complete a DBS check and safeguarding training. 



Job Details

Volunteer Role

Location: South Bank