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This winter, Volunteer Centre Hackney (VCH) is rallying Hackney residents and organisations to come together to help people cope with the emotional, mental and physical challenges of the Cost of Living Crisis.

Here, you can find opportunities to share your skills, your time, your energy to support organisations providing services around food, warming hubs and social befriending and support. Together, we can help alleviate some of the effects of isolation, hunger and fuel-poverty experienced by our neighbours. 


Cost of Living Campaign


We have dozens of volunteer roles to fill every month! Search our full list online to suit your interests and lifestyle.

Cost of Living Campaign


Prefer to talk in person? Make an appointment with one of our trained advisors. 

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Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Independent Age
Form Filling Volunteer

As a Form Filling volunteer, you will play a crucial role in helping older people to claim the benefits they are entitled to by helping them to complete benefit forms over the phone. Volunteering 1/2 day a week, you have a chance to make a difference to people’s lives by providing them with invaluable support. 

Shoreditch Trust
Community Kitchen Volunteers

If you love food, enjoy sharing with and learning from others in a relaxed environment and have an interest in supporting people to access a nutritious and balanced diet, then these sessions would be a great fit. 

Signposting Volunteer

Join AMURT UK at their hot meal services to share information about and simplified access to additional services offering financial planning, benefits, housing support and advice that beneficiaries may need to get them through these challenging times.

Hackney Showroom
Friday Lunch Club and Warm Hours Volunteer

With a wide range of roles available, from welcoming and serving at the over 60s lunch club, helping children develop a love of literature at weekly kids library to being an extra pair of hands at their larger events, there’s a role for you. Friday morning and afternoon. 

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Community Supporters

If you have just 1 or 2 hours to spare, make a difference visiting a Hackney resident who is isolated and in need of some company – for a chat, or a walk in the park. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who speak community languages such as Polish, Punjabi, Bengali, or Portuguese.

Shepherd fold Ministry
Warm Hub Volunteer

Shepherd fold Ministry provide a place for people to chat, socialise, support and play some games and physical activities. Volunteers are needed to help set up, make teas and coffees, serve food, talk to people and clear up. Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.