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Volunteer Resources

Our Volunteer Visitors are the face of the Elizabeth Finn Fund and we think it’s vital to make sure that every person who gives their time to help people in need is fully supported.

We are proud to have achieved our 'Investing in Volunteers' accreditation and we’ll continue to provide training and advice throughout your time with us.

Have a look here at our upcoming training dates and refresher courses

Personal safety

We would never ask you to go anywhere if we thought it was unsafe, though you must always be mindful of your personal safety. Our training course includes guidance on personal safety but we recommend you also have a look at the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website which tells you how to stay safe as a lone worker:

Remember: Always put your personal safety first. If you feel unsafe or threatened at any time, halt the visit and remove yourself from the situation immediately.


If you are really keen on volunteering and would like to see more opportunities we suggest the following websites:
Reach Skills
Greater London Volunteering

For more resources about volunteering, you can also visit the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Volunteering webpage

County Committee member

We have a dedicated web page for our County Committees/Local Fundraising where you can find all the resources you need. It includes a guide to help you plan and organise events, a calendar of upcoming events, design templates and other useful resources.

Welfare benefits

The Turn2us website helps people in financial hardship maximise their income by allowing them to gain access to welfare benefits or tax credits that they may be entitled to. It does this through an online Benefits Calculator.

Visitors to the Turn2us website can also check whether they may be eligible to any other charitable grants through an online Grants Search. This service is free, confidential and easy to use.

For more information, see Turn2us: About us: Our website

Mental health

We’ve worked with the charity Mind to help our volunteers deal with applicants who may have mental health issues.

If an applicant is concerned that they are suffering from mental health issues or are supporting someone who is, Mind can help them make choices about treatment, understand their rights or reach out to sources of support.

For more information about the support offered, contact 020 8834 9200 or email

You may also like to visit the Mind website