Almost 5,000 people gave up their time to support local charities and organisations last year.

Hammersmith and Fulham has the third smallest London borough in terms of population, but one of the highest levels of volunteering , figures by Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre show.

The group hopes to attract even more support through a Volunteering Fair taking place at Hammersmith Town Hall on March 13, from noon to 5pm.

People can find out about volunteering opportunities at more than 25 charities, including Citizens Advice Bureau, Victim Support, Contact the Elderly, Stoll and the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Dominic Pinkney, chief operating officer at H&F Volunteer Centre, said: “These figures show both the great work of
the volunteer centre in encouraging and facilitating volunteering across the borough as well as the fantastic community spirit of local people, with thousands of local residents and employees supporting the community through giving their time and expertise.

“Volunteering is also a gateway to opportunities for many isolated and disadvantaged people, providing essential skills, experience, confidence and contact to help them reach their goals.”

To find out more about the event or volunteering in Hammersmith and Fulham, email or call 020 8471 9876.