Welcome to Volunteer Centre Lambeth's website!
Hello and thank you for visiting our website! It's great that you're interested in volunteering, either as an individual who has something to offer or as an organsiation looking to recruit a volunteer or develop your volunteer programme. We're passionate about volunteering and we hope that this website will be able to guide and inform you regarding any queries you have.
Volunteer Centre Lambeth's main aim is to improve the quality and quantity of volunteering within Lambeth by promoting volunteering opportunities and supporting volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations.
We hope you enjoy searching through our website which we have designed specifically with you in mind and please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions, either by phone, email or just dropping in for a chat!
Thanks! The Volunteer Centre Lambeth team.
Definition of Volunteering
Volunteering is the giving of time and energy, which can bring measurable benefits to the volunteer, individual beneficiaries, groups and organisations, communities, environment and society at large. It is a choice undertaken of one's own free will, and is not motivated primarily for financial gain or for a wage or salary.
Lambeth is one of 14 boroughs that make up inner London. It is the second largest inner London Borough and one of the most densely populated, with an official population of 303,086 (2011 mid-year estimate). Covering an area of around 10.5 square miles, Lambeth measures seven miles north to south and about two and a half miles east to west.
The borough is made up of five Town Centres: North Lambeth, Streatham, Clapham and Stockwell, Norwood and Brixton. It is divided into 21 wards, represented by 63 elected Councillors.
Based on the 2011 census, 44 per cent of Lambeth's population are from ethnic minorities, the seventh highest figure for a London borough. Approximately 150 languages are spoken in the borough. After English the main languages spoken are: Portuguese, Yoruba, French, Spanish and Twi.