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Guest blog with Richard, our Step Up programme manager.
Over 75% of volunteers reported that volunteering improved their mental health and wellbeing, according to a report from NCVO. That connection between mental health and volunteering is why VCH started the Step Up programme in 2015.
Made in Hackney is the UK’s first fully vegan community cookery school and charity. It works as a door-to-door delivery service of plant-based meals to households struggling to access food. And here’s where you come in – they’re looking for volunteers. Here’s the difference you could make: 🌱 Help communities access local and sustainable food […]
When one of my nieces was 5 and starting school, she turned to her older sibling and said “I have an important question. Where. Is. The. Toilet.”
It IS a pretty important question, right? And just one of many that the fantastic volunteers at the Hackney Half will answer for the thousands of participants on the weekend.
Meet Cornelia – enthusiastic darts player, big fan of olives, and Progression Coach for Volunteer Centre Hackney’s programme, Step Up. Cornelia’s a key member of Step Up (our mental health support programme). This month, we’re proud to be celebrating 2 years since Cornelia joined Step Up! Here’s a Q & A to celebrate her time […]
‘To #EmbraceEquity means believing we don’t all start from the same place so treating everyone the same isn’t fair’ ~ Women’s Day International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements, and looks to create a gender-equal world. This year’s focus is #EmbraceEquity – for everyone to reach the same outcome, people need different resources and opportunities depending […]
World Book Day, celebrated on the first Thursday of March every year, aims to change lives through the love of reading. We wanted to share just a few organisations in Hackney which support both children and adults with literacy. Even one hour of volunteering a week with one of these groups can help people discover […]