Volunteering opportunities with Balance

Our Community Activities Service has a beautiful site in Home Park in Kingston, Stud Nursery, as well as the Balance Community Café at St Matthews Church, Surbiton. Both sites offer a supportive and friendly environment to learn and develop skills including gardening, cookery, woodwork and customer service.  

Community Activities currently has the following vacancies for volunteers who can commit to a few hours weekly and enhance our service user’s experience in their time with us. 


Cycling Volunteers 

Stud Nursery is developing a small cycling project to enable people to enjoy Home Park and the surrounding grounds of Hampton Court Palace. We currently have a side-by-side companion bike and four regular bicycles. We are looking for experienced and confident cyclists who can commit to a few hours weekly to support our service users get on their bikes! 

Café Volunteers 

The Balance Community Café runs on Wednesdays at St Matthews Church, Surbiton. We have a support worker and two service users making and serving homemade soup, cake and paninis. The café is a welcoming space for the local community to come together and is also part of The Chatty Café scheme to help connect people. We are looking for a volunteer who can help our service users serve customers and prepare drinks and food. 

Stud Nursery Volunteers 

Stud Nursery is a walled garden space in Home Park with greenhouse, polytunnels, raised beds and a walk-in chicken coop. We offer a range of projects every day for people to join in with, like gardening, woodwork and craft. We are looking for volunteers who have practical outdoor skills, and can dedicate time every week to helping our service users get involved and enjoy nature! 

If you would like to know more about volunteering with Balance please contact Nicole Brookes, Community Activities Service Manager nicola.brookes@balancesupport.org.uk / 07850 217211.

We have a volunteer application form link below: 

Balance Volunteering Application Form