Volunteer Centre Sutton runs a range of innovative projects, each developed after identifying an unmet need in our community.
We're committed to leading by example with all our projects to demonstrate the impact that great volunteering teams have on recipients of our services, volunteers themselves, and the community at large.
MAPS is an award-winning, early-intervention project providing mentoring and advocacy support to some of the borough’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Our volunteers support children facing a complex range of difficulties, including low self esteem, challenging family relationships, abuse, bereavement and self-harm - and provide them with a safe space to unpack life and have their voice heard.
Befriending Plus aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for adults living in the London Borough of Sutton.
Our volunteers build meaningful relationships with people who need it, so that they are less secluded and feel better connected to others in their community. We also run a weekly Knit and Natter group for people to meet and chat whilst engaging in creative activity.
Bridges is an innovative project that supports young people who are struggling to make decisions about their future.
Over the last 2 years, we’ve supported more than 70 young people aged 16-24, creating bespoke packages helping individuals identify a career pathway, search for job searches or find relevant training or prepare for job interviews or even start their own business.
Citizens Commissioning is a programme designed to enable the voice of Sutton’s residents to be heard on matters regarding the commissioning of public services.
Our volunteers help in the initial analysis of community need and in the briefing, choosing, monitoring and evaluation of providers, ensuring that public services commissioned by the Council represent the best possible quality for residents.