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Volunteer to help your community

We publish weekly the specific volunteering opportunities advertised on the behalf of local community and voluntary organisations by Lambeth Council: Team Lambeth. Lambeth also maintains a pool of potential volunteers, and you can apply to join by filling in the online form here. You will then receive volunteering opportunities on a weekly basis. All volunteers will be given additional guidance on how to stay safe and protect vulnerable people when requests for volunteering support are made. 

Crystal Palace dinosaurs

The Grade 1 listed (at risk) iron and concrete Crystal Palace dinosaurs were installed on islands in the lake for the opening of Crystal Palace Park in 1854 and can be visited just a short walk from Crystal Palace railway station.

A Crystal Palace Christmas

Last year saw Crystal Palace’s first ever Christmas Tree and performances by local artists and choirs bringing our community together. This year Crystal Palace Festival is aiming to create A Crystal Palace Christmas that will be a beacon of togetherness and hope for the local community -  at a time when seasonal cheer has never been more important!

The Crystal Palace Christmas crowdfunder has been launched by CPF with the support of Palace App and The Secret Garden who are donating a tree worth £300. 

Protection of local views

Lambeth is consulting on its draft Local Views Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) 2020 which has been prepared to assist with the management of the locally protected views set out in Policy Q25 of the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan, 2020. Our local views from Norwood Park, Knights Hill and Gipsy Hill are included. Has the Council identified all the views from these sites that should be protected? Are there other views that should be added and therefore given the same protection?

Rathbone Youth Centre needs Volunteer Learning Mentors

Rathbone Society is an organisation that among other things supports young people through promoting independence and life skills, supporting people to try new things and creating opportunities for people to come together. The Rathbone Youth Centre needs Volunteer Learning Mentors for their Inspiring Learning programme.

Volunteering opportunities this week

This week Age UK are looking for seasonal volunteers, there’s a befriending role at Share Community, and several tech-based opportunities with Lambeth TechAid.

Thinking about fostering? Have all your questions answered!

Lambeth Council's Fostering Service is to hold a special, online Q&A event on Thursday 19 November from 7pm to 8pm. If you're unsure whether fostering is for you, this will be a chance to find out more. Have all your questions answered by our dedicated team and real-life foster carers.

Business Directory: click & collect and home delivery

The Station to Station Business Directory now includes a fully updated section for ‘home delivery and click & collect’, to highlight all the local businesses open during the current lockdown. This includes those who are essential stores and already offered home delivery (eg Buywise pet store) but also those who have either adapted their business or moved to online platforms - many of the local cafes, House of Cards, Wear Abouts school uniform shop, etc. 

South London Theatre news

The South London Theatre, along with all other venues, has closed its doors for this latest lockdown, but plans for a Christmas show and productions next year are in hand. You can read all their latest news here.

We look forward to the return of SLT, and our other local venues. In the meantime, here's the video of the August 2020 SLT production in West Norwood Cemetery: a Promenade in the Cemetery.