Volunteer your Professional Skills to make a difference in your community

Volunteer your Professional Skills to make a difference in your community

Support your community

during COVID-19

Take a look through some resources for SGOs and ways volunteers can continue to support local communities during these unprecedented times. Please feel free to share any articles or other information that we can include on here. 

As a result of circumstance and due to a request from volunteers to support in any way they can, Link UP is now receiving and promoting requests for 'front-line' volunteers to match where possible. Please find the form by clicking read more!

Stay safe and healthy and engaged! 

Local Skills for Local Communities

Link UP London mobilises professional skills to create vibrant, engaged and linked local communities.

We currently work in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth

Where can I find meaningful volunteering near me?

Link UP's Skilled Volunteering programme connects local people with professional skills to Social Good Organisations on meaningful, short-term projects. We structure these to make a real difference in the community!

"A great way to provide support to local charities without needing a long-term commitment - for me, it's the perfect way to offer my time on a voluntary basis. I finished my project feeling like I'd really contributed something valuable."

I've had a career break, now what?

ReLaunch helps professional women, like you, who are out of the workforce prepare for their next steps. Through our 4-session workshop, identify your strengths, build confidence, create a clear goal, and become part of a strong and supportive network.

"The ReLaunch workshops have given me the confidence to believe that I can achieve my dreams and make a difference - despite being out of paid work for many years!"

What more I can offer to my local community?

Why not join our Expert Team and share your lifetime of experience and expertise with local Social Good Organisations? You will help them to think clearly about their strategies, structure, systems, and approaches, and provide guidance on specific issues local Social Good Organisations are experiencing.

"Great to know my professional skills still have a use after retirement and that I can use them to help worthwhile organisations in the community!"

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Volunteers

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Estimated £ Saved

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Projects Matched

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ReLaunchees

1648

Volunteer Hours

Our work in the community

Link UP has been mobilising skills since 2016 bringing many local individuals and organisations together in meaningful ways.

Volunteering Opportunities

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CoDa Dance Company is the go-to provider in South East for dance and neurology, providing opportunities to make, dance and watch regardless of ability. CoDa specialises in multi-sensory performance for, by and with people with neurological conditions working in Wandsworth with local services.

Trustees

Work & Play Scrap Store promote artful re-use through the sharing of reclaimable resources for environmental and community benefit. The organisation strives to inspire up-cycling of materials donated by eco-friendly businesses, destined for landfill or incineration, at demos and workshops in schools and at community events.

Business Development

HomeStart Wandsworth supports families with young children under the age of five. Home visiting volunteers help families with day-to-day challenges, improving confidence and empowering parents to build better lives for their family.

Click below for more, or get in touch with hello to find out about more Skilled Volunteering opportunities!

Link UPdates

March 2019 Newsletter

Link UP March Newsletter

Read here for our March newslett and find out how you can get involved in supporting your community!

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Yannick & Age UK Lambeth

Project Story

For the past 70 years, Age UK Lambeth has been supporting older people across the entire borough of Lambeth. They needed to successfully market and promote their Christmas Campaign, which pays for isolated older people to have dinner with the team on Christmas day.

Sustainable Corporate Engagement

Sustainable Corporate Engagement

Volunteer away days are great, but how can we make them sustainable, and not disruptive to the day to day operation of the organisations we are trying to help?

Our volunteers have helped

Our volunteers have helped