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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 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.

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 centres. 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 give them a call if you can spare a few hours a month to help out, or 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.

If you are interesting in taking on a specific, vacant role in a community centre see the next section 'Volunteer at your local community centre'.

Volunteer at your local community centre

1. Lordshill Community Centre in Andromeda Road

Lordshill Community Centre in Andromeda Road needs a 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. If you would like to find out more please contact Lin on 023 8073 3689 or email

2. Moorlands Community Centre in Townhill Way

If you are interested in becoming a committee member at Moorlands Community Centre in Townhill Way go along to their AGM on Friday 9th May from 7.15pm at the centre (this was originally scheduled for the 8th April but has been rearranged). For more information please contact the committee on

3. St Denys Community Centre in Priory Road

St Denys Community Centre in Priory Road is looking for a new Bookings Officer for details about this role and the centre itself take a look at their website

4. Townhill Park Community Centre in Meggeson Avenue

Townhill Park Community Centre in Meggeson Avenue is looking for local people to join their committee and help with the day to day running of the centre. Email for more information.

Together we achieve more

Southampton is lucky to benefit from a thriving volunteer community who work hard on a range of projects to benefit their local communities and the wider city.

It's not just the community that benefits from the work of volunteers either. Many volunteers have gained extra skills and made new friends. One of the great opportunities where you can make a visible difference is working for your local community group.

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