Galleries to view
Welcome to our photo gallery. Flick through and get to know the Volunteer Centre, its staff team and the kind of events we hold. Below are galleries showing our location by the canal on a beautiful day, what it's like to visit us at the Drop-in Centre, what you might expect when you attend a forum, conference or training event, and see this year's pictures of our special annual event: the Awards Ceremony.
Welcome to Canalside House
Inside and Outside our Drop-in Centre and office
This is where our Drop-in Centre is located and where our Job Club, and many of our forums, conferences and training sessions take place.
Volunteer Centre art competition entries
We would like to send a big thank-you to all the artists that entered our competition
Congratulations to the winners chosen from more than 100 entries in Volunteer Centre’s 40th anniversary art contest. We thought that all the finalists’ works exhibited great sense of fun colour and a sophisticated sense of design. Diverse in media, wide-ranging in content and style, these paintings pictures and even a sculpture were all very impressive. We thank our judges Mary McGowan (curator of many exhibitions and Manager of Lyndon’s Arts Trust) and Martin Gannon (vo...
Find out how Solidarity Sports works in the community
Sean was a documentary maker until he decided to give up his day job and set up his own charity providing an out-of-school activities to children in Earls Court. “I’d been running sports clubs for schools for about seven or eight years and parents were always asking me why I didn’t do weekends and holidays. But I was busy. I left university and threw myself into documentary making. Slowly, I realised that I was enjoying spending time with the kids much more than making the document...
Portrait exhibition goes on tour in 2010
Get a sneak preview of the exhibition here.
The exhibition showcases the work of Jason Wen, a photographer who has volunteered for charities all over the world (see more of Jason's photography here) . Each portrait is accompanied by a compelling story of how each person became a volunteer.
St Charles Sixth Form College Career Day
Huge step forward for organisations wishing to involve young volunteers
We would like to thank all of the organizations that joined us at the St Charles Sixth Form Career event on the 24th of March. There was a fantastic turn out and the Volunteer Centre team managed to talk to over 60 students who were all keen to explore the ways that the voluntary sector could assist them to gain work experience and skills. This was a great opportunity to promote our organizations and volunteering opportunities to young people who did not previously know a great deal abo...
Mayor’s Challenge 2010
Mayor’s Challenge 22th May 2010
Mayor’s Challenge 2010The Challenge took place on the 22th May.We would like to Thank all the volunteers that joined us at the Mayor’s Challenge Event on Saturday 22nd of May 2010.There was a fantastic turn out and the Kensington and Chelsea Voluntary Team did a very splendid job.
Volunteer Week Award 2010
Sheraton Park Hotel On 04th June, Kensington and Chelsea joined together with many organisations to say THANK YOU to our volunteers in recognition of National Volunteer Week.
Summer Speed Dating Garden Party 2010
Summer Speed Dating Garden Party
Kensington and Chelsea Voluntary Centre and Kensington and Chelsea Social Council hosted a Summer Speed Dating Garden Party on Friday 23th July. Attended by many friends and families of the residents and local supporters, including Cllr James Husband, the afternoon was a great success this year’s party was unique. There was such wonderful atmosphere with so many friends, grandparents, parents, children and other members, who have a close and personal association with their community. The garden...