Our beloved walking group is expanding and will soon become the

Active Ageing Walking Project, in partnership with London Marathon Charitable Trust and funded by Transport for London. With our initiative growing, we are actively seeking walking group volunteers to assist us. Click here for further details and if you are interested, please email director@irishcommunityservices.org.uk

Be-a-friend scheme

Helping those who live alone, are housebound and aged 60 and over. Under the Scheme, a trained volunteer is introduced to an older person from the Irish Community who has requested contact.  The same volunteer visits each week, or at an agreed regular time, with a view to developing a friendship – having chats over a cup of tea, sharing news, playing cards or scrabble, or going for a walk to the local park.

Careful matching of interests and availability, and on-going support is provided by the Volunteer Manager.

Volunteers are essential to our work.  Quite simply, we could not deliver our much needed services and support without their help.

We always need and can use more volunteers.

You could choose to volunteer for any one of our projects or services with a regular commitment, or for a specific ‘one off’ piece of work.  We will provide the training and support you need to enable you to work safely alongside our staff and with our Members.  You will also receive out of pocket expenses, and references or evidence of work experience undertaken as required.

Volunteering is an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and make a real difference to the lives of members of the local Irish Community who are vulnerable, lonely or in need of support.

Whatever you choose to do, you know your skills and experience will be put to the best use possible.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact
T: 0208 854 4466
E: volunteers@irishcommunityservices.org.uk

For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact:


T: 0208 854 4466