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Volunteering at Ruils 

Looking for a new challenge? 

Want to give back to your local community? 

Come and join our dynamic team. 

As a volunteer you can really make a difference and help to improve the lives of the people we support. We have different opportunities to suit your available time, skills and experience. 


Contact Charlie at 
or 0208 831 6083/ 07904608404  

We are looking for Volunteer Telephone Befrienders to support those isolated at home during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Do you want to help beat isolation in your community, and give something back, for as little as one hour a week from the comfort of your own home?

The key role of the Volunteer Befriender is to help alleviate the sense of isolation and loneliness experienced by many people with a disability, sensory impairment or long term health condition living in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. This will be achieved by providing weekly phone calls. (there is an option to visit clients and that will involve further optional training)
We will match you with a client based on their needs and your preferences.

As a user led, grass roots organisation, all volunteers play a key role in helping Ruils deliver its objectives. Ruils recognises that volunteers offer valuable skills and experience which can contribute to the smooth functioning of the organisation. In return, volunteering at Ruils can offer an opportunity to meet new people, develop skills or learn new ones and to put something back into your community.

You will be able to choose what you would like to help with and we will try to match you accordingly.


We are looking for Foodbank Volunteers

We are looking for Drivers , shoppers and packers to help with our mobile foodbank, which was set up to meet the need of the Covid-19 lock down, and will continue into early 2021. Roles available throughout the week for as little as  2 hour a week. please contact charlie on for more information and a sign up form.


"The first time I met Christine I was a bit nervous but now we get on really well like we have known each other for years. We laugh and we have fun – it’s very rewarding. Christine is so grateful for the support yesterday she told me she’d had a really lovely day. I think she only has one family member and she lives a long way away.
It’s been absolutely wonderful being part of this project – I really enjoy it. I really feel I belong".
Lydia (Befriender)