Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea (VCKC)

Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea (VCKC)

At a glance


  • Criminal justice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people

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We are the central hub for volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea, recruiting, developing and placing volunteers in the local community since 1969. We also provide a range of training to support both the organisations who host volunteers including good practice, equalities, recruitment and retention of volunteers, accessibility etc), as well developmental training to the thousands of volunteers who register with us annually. 


The heart of the Centre is our volunteer brokerage service.  In 2018-19 we worked with 2,074 clients, placed 1,215 people through our network of 347 local volunteering programmes we advise and support to shape high-quality roles, enabling a diverse range of people to improve their lives while helping those around them. 

Our specialist programmes serve some of the most deprived residents in the borough – ex-offenders, the long-term unwaged, those with persistent poor mental health, substance misusers and disabled people - empowering them to overcome the barriers they face, using volunteering as a route to employment, better health, and increased independence. New skills and experience, greater focus and self-confidence, stronger connections with the rest of the community, can all help people make big changes in their lives and the lives of others. 

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