Volunteers’ Week 2021 – Nick

It’s Volunteers’ Week 2021 (1-7 June). To celebrate we’re sharing stories of our volunteers throughout the week to showcase the amazing work they do.

Here’s more about Nick. 

Why do I volunteer at KLS

I have been treasurer at KLS for four years.  Being its treasurer means that I am responsible for the financial well being and resilience of the charity as well as its statutory governance. I work closely with both Aaron and Tracy and the other trustees to achieve this – they are a remarkable team. I started volunteering because the charity is local to me, does fantastic work and I wanted to find somewhere I could use my professional skills for the benefit of the community. Fortunately there was a vacancy and this gave me the opportunity to join KLS.

KLS is a charity that improves the lives of its members, all of whom are in my local community. I enjoy supporting an organisation with such strong and local goals. The trustee board is highly professional and takes its duties seriously so we all keep each other on our toes. There is no complacency and the atmosphere is one of continuous improvement of KLS’ impact and programmes. It challenges me to stay on top of things as well, I relish the drive of the team.

To demonstrate the excellence of the senior management, I think that one need look no further than the performance during this period of Covid: a charity based around physical community programmes became fully virtual within weeks. I cannot imagine the amount of work that went into it and am hugely privileged to serve as a trustee of KLS because it is a charity that breeds dedication and ambition in its trustees, staff, volunteers and members.

There are too many superlatives in this passage but I don’t know how to explain my desire to volunteer at KLS in any other way.

Come and volunteer with us

Our volunteers are truly amazing. They help us run all of our community services.

If you’re interested in volunteering then please fill in our ‘Volunteer Application Form’.

Our volunteers help with:

  • mentoring for an hour a week to support a refugee young person
  • supporting one of our GCSE study groups that meet for 2 hours a week in Battersea
  • helping out at a Homework Club on a Wednesday or Thursday from 4.30pm-7.00pm
  • being an escort for older people on and off our minibus during the day Tuesday – Thursdays
  • supporting older people as a ‘Fone Friend’- a telephone befriender with local older people
  • teaching in our ESOL (English/Maths/IT) classes as a volunteer teaching assistant 
  • help with fundraising
  • strengthen our communication and marketing 
  • and so much more.

Do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Support our family

We are committed to building stronger communities and enabling people to challenge themselves and find ways out of isolation through our varied community projects. There are so many ways you can support our work and help us to deliver our services to even more people.

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