Integrating Sutton

Integrating Sutton is Volunteer Centre Sutton’s latest project which aims to assist and ease the integration of new Residents to the London Borough of Sutton particularly those who have recently migrated to Sutton from Hong Kong. 

We understand that moving to a new country, culture and lifestyle is a very difficult choice to make and the transition can feel stressful, isolating and scary. The Integrating Sutton Team are here to support you, to welcome you and to help you feel settled in your new community.

Welcome to Sutton!

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in Sutton, where you can meet new friends, learn new skills, develop your own interests and even more all within your local community! Whether you are looking to socialise with other residents, gain some experience, or learn more about the local area, we have lots of volunteering opportunities available for you. If you would like to start volunteering in Sutton, please register your interest here and a member of the Integrating Sutton Team will be in contact to discuss what opportunities we have available.

Join our Integrating Sutton Facebook group where you can connect with other Hong Kongers in Sutton, as well as keep up to date with our programme of events and activities

Buddying Programme

Our Buddying Programme aims to welcome individuals who are migrating, or have recently migrated, to Sutton into our community and help them to integrate through matching local Volunteers to new Residents with similar backgrounds and interests.

For our new Residents, your Buddy will become a familiar face in the community who you can meet with, once a week, to ask any questions you have, to talk about any issues that you may be experiencing or to ask for advice and guidance on different aspects of Sutton. This is your opportunity to build a friendship with a local Resident whilst developing new skills, trying different activities and having some fun exploring and learning about your local area! Our Buddies are all local Volunteers who are registered and vetted by us and who want to support you and your integration into Sutton. If you would like a Buddy, please register here.

Volunteer Buddies

Our Volunteer Buddies will be a familiar, friendly and welcoming face in Sutton and meet with our new Residents once a week, to show them around the local area, offer advice, give recommendations or simply just to chat and catch up! Your role is to encourage and support your Buddy with their integration into the local community and to be a friend they can go to when they need help. If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to become a Volunteer Buddy, please register your interest here or click here for a role description with more information.

If you have an existing connection with the Hong Kong community, or would like to get involved and find out more about this project, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Amelia Storey at 


融入薩頓生活 (Integrating Sutton)




歡迎來到薩頓! (Welcome to Sutton)



夥伴同行計劃 (Buddying Programme)



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Volunteer Centre Sutton is the operational name of Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau | Company type: Charitable incorporated organisation | Company number: CEO19319 | Charity number: 1048978 |