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Our Support Services Include


We can promote your volunteer roles both digitally and in person. Every month, we send newsletters to an ever growing list of volunteers and partners. These bulletins are also available at our centre and outreach events. All three provide a direct voice to your target audience. 


Our online database VC Connect connects you directly to people looking for volunteering opportunities. You can respond to emails and enquiries yourself and can create, upload and amend your latest opportunities. If you need support to get started, our in-house team can help. 


We’re always here to provide support and guidance on how to get the best out of your volunteer programme. We’ve also created a Volunteer Management Toolkit, which is a set of downloadable resources to help you recruit and retain volunteers, as well as navigate stuff like DBS checks.

Role of the Week
Send us a photo of your volunteering activities and we can use this to promote your charity on our website and social media.

Networking Opportunities


Our fairs are a perfect way to meet people who want to volunteer locally. Every quarter we organise volunteer fairs when 10 local charities can promote their roles and meet new volunteers face to face.


Share good practice with other local volunteer managers at our Hackney Volunteer Managers Forum, held every quarter at various venues around the borough. Free lunch is provided. Sign up to the organisation newsletter for future dates.


We can find you skilled local people such as graphic designers, sign language interpreters, carpenters and translators. We can find you trustees, business planners, experts at social media, communications and marketing and even researchers.

Resources and Networks 

Champions and supports the voluntary
and community sector in England.

Greater London Volunteering
Represents and supports volunteering
in London.

Institute for Volunteering Research
Research useful for funding bids or policy makers.

Volunteer Centre Managers Network
Email group for Volunteer Managers across England.

Volunteering for Hackney
A new project to support small grassroots volunteer-led organisations to help them be the change in their communities.