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Voluntary Action Camden
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is Camden's Council for Voluntary Service. We are an independent charitable organisation and our mission is to work with the people of Camden to support, develop and promote voluntary and community activity. More than 2,400 voluntary and community groups provide vital activities and services, create local job opportunities and enrich lives in Camden. At VAC we…

Want to develop experience and skills that can help with employment in health and care?

Community Links Volunteers are a part of the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service in Camden. They support social prescribing in a variety of ways: signposting residents to community-based activities and helping with referrals; motivating high intensity users of social prescribing to connect with new interests and activities; accompanying residents to appointments and introducing them to activities and opportunities in Camden.


In the “Chat and Link” volunteering role, volunteers engage with residents in different settings like over the phone from their own home or in GP or community centres to raise awareness and link people to community-based opportunities to improve their general health and well-being. This opportunity is accessible to anyone who can support people to engage with different services.

  • Promote general health, wellbeing and community services to targeted communities
  • Link local residents to a range of locally based non-clinical support services and activities
  • Chaperone/escort, when necessary, to attend appointments such as hospitals, dentist, optician and to community activities.
  • Support with collecting prescriptions
  • Make referrals into community activities and service and to support people to access on line provision.
  • Help the service to make and maintain connections to people referred to other services within Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service.
  • Support and participate in locally organised community activities, including organised walks, exercise sessions, health events, discussions and consultations as appropriate.
Training and support sessions will be provided to update skills and knowledge around general health and wellbeing, community services and on-line resources of potential benefit to local residents and service users.

Time commitment

At least 2 hours a week in Camden.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.