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Give the gift of time by volunteering with Jigsaw4u

We pride ourselves on the quality of work that’s made possible by our wonderful team of Volunteers. Each and every volunteer is valued and respected, receiving expenses to help pay for them to enable them to fulfil their vital work.

Jigsaw4u is committed to ensuring positive experiences for both the individuals that we support and the Volunteers we work with.

This quality of work and our commitment to these positive experiences for all involved is recognised with our Queen's Voluntary Service Award, which was awarded to Jigsaw4u in 2008.

The History of Volunteering with Jigsaw4u


Queen’s Voluntary Service Award

We received the Queen’s Voluntary Service Award


Experts in Volunteering

Received the Experts in Volunteering Award


Volunteers that supported Jigsaw4u: 93

Number of hours contributed by volunteers: 1,700+


Volunteers that supported Jigsaw4u: 109

Numbers of hours contributed by volunteers: 4,300+


Volunteers that supported Jigsaw4u: 121

Numbers of hours contributed by volunteers: 5,515+

Our Volunteering Services

Helping Hands

Volunteers help individuals who have experienced domestic abuse through offering practical and emotional 1:1 support. This can be through joining them as they go to appointments and court visits as well as signposting service-users to other services that can provide further help.

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Independent Visiting

This service has volunteers working with children and young people who are in the care system up until the age of 18. They build trusting and long-term relationships through taking part in a wide variety of positive activities that are fun for both the child in care and their Independent Visitor.

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What’s required to become a Volunteer with Jigsaw4u?

With our volunteers working directly with the young people and families that we support; we ensure that our selection process is thorough and extensive for the protection of our service-users and prospective volunteers.

Prospective volunteers must complete an application form which is then reviewed by our Volunteer Coordinators. Steps are then followed to complete checks on those who would like to volunteer, which includes an enhanced DBS check.

Once these checks have been reviewed and we find an applicant is eligible to volunteer with us, we then hold an interview. Following this, Jigsaw4u’s Volunteer Coordinators fully assess the applicant’s ability to Volunteer with us.

If the applicant is successful, and they accept the offer to volunteer with us, we then provide specialist training led by our Volunteer Coordinators which should equip Volunteers with the knowledge needed to start volunteering. This is then followed up with support by our Volunteers whenever they need it.

What our Volunteers have had to say about working with us

I wasn’t expecting to get involved so much as I’m quite a reserved person... In fact, it allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and relax which is something I usually find somewhat difficult.

I thought that the volunteer training was well planned, well executed and clearly presented

Jigsaw4u are very respectful of the time that we spend as volunteers.

It can be difficult when trying to support victims of domestic abuse. But it is really satisfying when you work really hard with someone and you see the results. I really enjoy that!

Why our Volunteers help Jigsaw4u

Interested in Volunteering with us?

Please note that you must be over 18 if you wish to join Jigsaw4u as a Volunteer for Helping Hands or Independent Visiting. Helping Hands Volunteers must also be two years outside of their own experiences with domestic abuse to join our team.
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Other ways to get involved


Any donation, big or small, has the power to make a difference to the lives of the children, young people and families across South West London

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Fundraise for us

Fundraising is a great way to support our charity as you can make a huge impact on the lives of our service-users whilst having fun, challenging yourself or bringing people together.

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Corporate Partnerships

Support from Businesses gives our Charity the security needed to continue to provide our services and helps spread awareness of our mission of helping put the pieces back together for young people and families across South West London.

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