St Hilda’s has a long established and rich history of volunteering, with volunteers involved in services across the organisation. This continues today with the Community Volunteer Project. We host a wide range of volunteers, from individuals, to students from Cheltenham Ladies College (its alumni association, Guild, is our founding institution), to corporate volunteers volunteering on either a short- or long-term basis.


We need volunteers who can help us provide a range of services designed to promote social inclusion and help members of our local community in their daily lives.

We aim to recruit volunteers from all backgrounds and cultures to reflect the nature of our local community.

We provide:

  • Free training – available on personal development and Social Enterprise Skills.
  • Travel and Lunch expenses – Volunteers get food and travel expenses paid while working here.
  • References – If you volunteer for three months we can provide you with a reference.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can pick up the volunteer application pack  from reception at St Hilda’s East Community Centre or download it here. Please return your completed application form to us either by post, hand-delivered or by email.

Corporate Volunteering

St Hilda’s works with a wide range of large and small companies who understand the benefit of voluntary action for employers, employees and the community as a whole.

Volunteering improves morale, increases staff retention and helps employees to develop new skills, confidence and enthusiasm in a creative environment which can be transferred to the workplace.

In the last year St Hilda’s has placed over 100 employees as volunteers and we would welcome support from other companies. 

If your corporate social responsibility team would like to support St Hilda’s, please contact us on 020 7739 8066 or by email.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College students

Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC) students have been volunteering at St Hilda’s for many years now in various capacities.  Typically, CLC students volunteer during school holidays from a few days to several weeks.

CLC students have been involved in a wide range of projects including assisting with days trips’, helping in the crechee, organising activities such as quizzes and arts sessions. The Youth Project and Older People’s Project are among our services that have benefits from the girls’ involvement.

We also host international volunteers

Clayton Volunteering – USA

St Hilda’s has worked in partnership with Winant Clayton Volunteering for over 20 years. A volunteer has been placed every summer with us for 10 weeks and this has proved to be a fruitful and enriching experience for both the volunteer and St Hilda’s projects. Volunteers are supported with accommodation through WCV and volunteer at St Hilda’s on a full-time basis during their placement supporting the Older People’s Project.

CAPA International Education – USA

St Hilda’s has worked in partnership with CAPA International Education for over 5 years. St Hilda’s provides experiential learning for students combining their academic and practical experiences together via community placements. Internship students are placed from 2 -8 weeks and provide a unique and special quality to St Hilda’s community.