Back to school – try something new and volunteer this Autumn
Autumn’s here – so why not try something new while giving back to your community? At Volunteer Centre Hackney (VCH), we’ve put together a list of some of the most inspiring volunteer opportunities in East London this autumn, so you can find something to suit your interests and availability.
Volunteer roles open to ages 16+
Whether you’re looking for work experience, need a volunteer role for Duke of Edinburgh, or just want to try something new and make new friends, we’ve got you covered.
🏀 Become a disability sports coach volunteer and help the coach with Community Club sessions, festivals, and sports days
🐲 Get retail work experience at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies with the Ministry of Stories, an East London non-profit dedicated to help children and young adults develop writing skills
📚 Volunteer as a literacy champion for Literacy Pirates, and help children aged 9 to 13 develop their reading and writing skills and become published authors
🍽️ Help local people needing food support as a volunteer in Storehouse food bank You can help in the kitchen, set up tables, tidy, or drive to collect donations. *This opportunity is also open to volunteers aged 14 and upwards.
🛍️ Get creative at Oxfam’s Dalston shop, arranging window displays, assisting customers, and more
Volunteer roles open to ages 18+
💚 Deliver climate change workshops at primary schools with Climate Ed to inspire children to take action
🎨 Volunteer at Children with Voices’ event on the 10th September, helping with activities from food to facepainting
🌈 Plan and run group activities with East London Out Project, an award-winning LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity
🙌 Run play activities for migrant children with Akwaaba, a Hackney-based social centre for migrants
☕ Serve food and drinks to people experiencing homelessness at Hackney Night Shelter
🌳 Learn how to grow, plant, and care for trees in Hackney, and help create a haven for wildlife with Tree Musketeers
Want more choice? Find hundreds more local volunteer roles on our database.