Help Support the League
The League has existed since 1899 and relies on its membership to flourish. There are many different roles within the League and members are always welcome to get involved.
It does not matter if you have a lot or little amount of time, we welcome any support you can give us and there are lots of ways you can help.
If you would like to help support the League, please reach out to us.
Become a committee member
The Executive Committee meets 10 times per year, the Scholarship Committee, 4 times and the Benevolent Committee, 6 times per year. There are no specific qualifications for membership of these, although experience in the education field is helpful for assessing Scholarship applications.
We have recently started to meet at Barts again after 16 months on Zoom and successfully held a ‘blended’ meeting, so it is possible to belong to any of these Committees without always having to travel to London. Travel costs within mainland UK are reimbursed.
If you would like to join a committee, please email us.
Task and finish groups
You may want to get a flavour of what it is like being involved by joining a group with a specific task, such as updating the website or planning a memorial service. Travel costs within mainland UK are reimbursed.
If you have a particular skill or interest you might be just the person we need, so please get in touch.
Our regional networks
The League recognises that many of the events are based in and around London. To support members across the UK (and the world), we have created regional networks for members to join.
Currently, there are regional networks in Bedfordshire, North Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire. We are keen that members feel part of the League and can join in with League activities closer to home, if available. If you are interested in forming another regional network please let us know and we can help you set this up.
Participate in a regional network
At this moment in time, we have three regional networks in the UK. If you live locally and would like to support the existing network setup, please contact your nearest network representative.
Contact: Mrs Sue Metcalf
Contact: Mrs Ali Harvey
Area: North Yorkshire
Contact: Amanda McGough
If you would like to learn more about our regional networks or are keen to set one up where you live, please get in touch.
Become a Countrywide Network Visitor
In 2001, the then Secretary of the League Benevolent Fund Committee Jean Fisher proposed the idea of creating a visitor network for frail, housebound, residential care or lonely members. The idea was to find local members who would be happy to visit and chat. And so began the Countrywide Visitor Network.
The project continues to provide a very valuable service to many members and we are very grateful to all those who have volunteered their help. If you would like to volunteer to be a visitor or would like a visitor please do get in touch.
The Countrywide Visitor Network pairs volunteers with members who are isolated or unable to get out and about, often through illness or age. The purpose is to provide regular and friendly contact and is a purely social arrangement. All initial visits are made in conjunction with a family relative and after discussion with the network coordinator. Further visits are then arranged between the visitor and the member.
If you don’t want to commit to regular visiting, we would like to encourage you to make informal contacts in your area. The League can facilitate this through the growing number of regional networks, or you can look in the League News for anyone who lives locally and drop them a line.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a visitor or request a visit, please email us.