Can I volunteer in my local neighbourhood?
We support the volunteers who run Southampton's 16 community centres, who would all welcome some new faces. For information on the types of roles you could help with at your local centre see the table below. There are plenty of other opportunities across the city you can get involved with, you can find out more about them on Do-it, the link is at the bottom of the page.
Your Southampton lists some of the things you could do to get started and where to go next to get involved in your community.
Volunteer with your local community centre
There are 16 community centres across Southampton which are all run by local volunteers who are responsible for the day to day running of the centre. All centres welcome new members to assist them with all aspects of managing the building and assisting the groups that use them, so if you live near a centre do give them a call if you can spare a few hours a month to help out.
If you are interesting in taking on a particular role in a committee:-
Lordshill, Andromeda Road, is looking for a new secretary to assist with minute taking at committee meetings (usually a couple of hours a month), writing general correspondence to user groups, utility companies, the charity commission etc and answering emails. Your office skills could really help and you’d be doing something to help your local community.
St.Denys, off Priory Road, is in need of a new bookings officer to record bookings in the diary and show prospective hirers around the building etc
Townhill Park Community Centre needs more committee members to join the Community Association to help make decisions, for example, over how the centre is managed, creating and help with publicity and access for user groups etc.
If you are interested to find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8083 2036.
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There are many things you can do to help and you can give as little or as much time as you like; an hour a day, a week, a month, or even once a year at a community event.
To give you some ideas here are some things you could help with; helping with hiring, promotion, cleaning, committee meetings, maintenance, fundraising, events, taking and sending out meeting notes, looking after the money, general running of the centre, encouraging new users and new committee members.
There are so many ways you can help, just ask for more information with no obligation.