Supporters have a “SNEAK PEEK” at WEST Youth Zone 

Our team at WEST was delighted to welcome our supporters and guests for an exclusive look at our amazing new building at our Sneak Peek event on Thursday 25th January. 

Ahead of the WEST team moving into their new home, the incredible people who have made this dream a reality were invited to see what is in store for West London’s young people.

The group, which included all our amazing supporters, enjoyed a tour of the WEST building and met our full team for the first time. Our passionate Youth Work Team discussed the exciting plans for their dedicated spaces and gave insight into the next steps ahead of our grand opening, with that date soon to be announced. 

WEST CEO, Elanor Gunn, hosted a Q+A with a panel of key members of the Youth Zone. The discussion was fizzing with excitement of what WEST will become soon and reassured our funders the reasons why they are supporting us. Our event concluded with delicious food courtesy of Shepherd’s Bush Market, a partnership we are super proud of!

WEST Youth Zone will cost young people just £5 annual membership and then only 50p per visit, something that is not possible without the incredible support of this amazing group of people. Other than construction costs, it takes £1.7 million a year for day to day running costs. It is essential we can fund this, through a diverse range of funding from organisations, philanthropists, local businesses, trusts and foundations as well as Hammersmith and Fulham Council. 

WEST’s growing team will soon move into the Youth Zone and will host a series of events and taster sessions ahead of our opening day. This will trigger the start of our universal, open access offer seven days a week.

If you are interested in making a difference in West London’s young people and joining this incredible group of supporters, please contact Tanya at

Click here to see the latest employment opportunities at WEST and here to find out more about volunteering.

WE NEED YOU! Volunteering Will Make a Huge Difference in West London

Are you eager to meet new people? Do you want to acquire new skills? Do you want to have some fun? Most importantly, do you want to make huge impact in the West London Community? Volunteer with WEST Youth Zone today!

WEST Youth Zone, based in Hammersmith & Fulham, is looking for committed and friendly volunteers to help deliver a world-class service to West London’s young people. Our volunteers will be from a range of backgrounds and possess varied skills. No experience is needed to make a difference in your local community.

We are recruiting volunteers in the following areas:

  • Youth Worker
  • Holiday Club Youth Worker
  • Football Coaching Volunteer
  • Arts & Crafts Volunteer
  • Climbing Coach Volunteer
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneur Volunteer
  • Kitchen Volunteer
  • Cooking Teacher Volunteer
  • Music Teacher Volunteer
  • Media Volunteer
  • Performing Arts Volunteer
  • Sports and Gym Coach/Trainer Volunteer
  • Health and Wellbeing Volunteer
  • Boxing Instructor Volunteer
  • and more!

One of the main reasons to volunteer with WEST is to be able to contribute to the vibrant community based in White City and help young people realise their potential. However, it’s not just about what you can do for others. Here’s what it can do for you:

  • Volunteering can give your CV a boost
    • According to Reed Employment, 73% of the UK’s leading businesses said they would employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t.
  • You can meet new people
    • At a Youth Zone, you will meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you may not normally be around. It is a great way the expand your cultural knowledge and meet like-minded people.
  • It can improve your confidence
    • Whilst is WEST, you will get the chance to do things you might not normally do – this can be a real confidence boost!

If you’re unsure whether volunteering is the right fit for you, join us for our Volunteer Drop-In Sessions held throughout January 2024. Come and explore the exciting opportunities that WEST has to offer and meet our friendly Youth Worker team.

Event Details:

  • Dates: Tuesday 23rd January and Friday 26th January 2024
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – drop in at any time!
  • Location: WEST Youth Zone, South Africa Road, London, W12 7TF

On session, a free hot meal will be provided, and travel expenses can be reimbursed. Join us, and together, we can contribute to the vibrant community in West London!

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Shineade Burton, or visit our Volunteering Page if you have any questions.