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Christmas is a time for giving – and what better gift is there than your time?
The cost of living crisis is hitting hard, nights are getting colder, and for many people, Christmas is a difficult time.
Can you give a couple of hours this Christmas to make a difference in Hackney? From one off volunteering to Christmas activities, there are lots of ways to give back. Here are some charities looking for volunteers in Hackney this Christmas.
Many of us will only know what a trustee is if we have worked in a charity. So what is this mysterious role? Why do people become a trustee? And why are trustees so important?
Here to answer your questions this Trustees Week are Jade Tan and Rachel Linn, two of Volunteer Centre Hackney’s trustees.
‘I’ve gained a really great friend, someone that I now feel really close to and care about deeply. As humans, we just want to feel heard and supported. If all it takes to make someone feel marginally better about themselves is an hour a week, chatting, watching telly, or having a cup of tea, then I’m more than happy to partake. I really enjoy it and couldn’t recommend it more. It’s a great way to spend time with a person you may not have met otherwise.’
1-7th November is Befriending Week: it’s a chance to celebrate befrienders and the huge difference they make to the people they support. Thousands of people in Hackney are lonely or isolated, especially after the pandemic. At VCH, we run a befriending service called Community Befrienders, which pairs volunteers with people of any age and background in Hackney who are lonely or isolated.
The cost of living crisis is hitting hard; even giving an hour a month helps.
Whether you want to unwind after work, make new friends, have fun in retirement, get new skills to help with job hunting, or have fun after school, volunteering can add something to your life.
Here are just a few ways you can volunteer in Hackney this winter:
Come to Volunteer Centre Hackney’s volunteer fair and discover 100s of way to make a difference in Hackney!
On Wednesday 1st November, VCH is holding a volunteer fair between 3 and 6pm at 34-38 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AZ (wheelchair accessible).
Whether you have an hour a week or half an hour a month, volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, meet new people, gain skills, develop your CV, and have fun.
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.
This month we’re celebrating Christine Lungu, who has volunteered a whopping 500 hours since 2021!
‘Alongside a team of other patient volunteers, we created a wonderful green space for all the staff and patients. Volunteering has given me my purpose back post-retirement, I really enjoy giving back to the community I live in.’