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SEARCH FOR AN OPPORTUNITY

We have dozens of volunteer roles to fill every month! See our latest roles below. You can also search our full list online to suit your interests and lifestyle.

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MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Prefer to talk in person? Make an appointment with one of our trained advisors. They’ll help you to find roles that match your interests, skills and availability.

Featured Volunteering Opportunities 

Outdoor People
Family Camping Volunteer

Outdoor People help London families to get outdoors and go camping for the first time. They’re looking for people who already enjoy spending time camping and being in nature to come along for the adventure and help pitch tents, forage, cook meals and more.

Newington Green Alliance
Volunteer Accountant/Finance Support

NGA are looking for a qualified accountant or someone with experience of creating and managing financial accounts for small or medium sized organisations. You will support them with the creation of robust financial systems and processes to help the charity flourish.

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Public Health Community Champions

Help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are looking for people who live, work, or study in the borough to communicate key public health messages to family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. Combat misinformation and make sure people know what support is available.

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Prescription Pick Up & Delivery Volunteers

Volunteer Centre Hackney urgently needs more local residents with existing DBS checks to collect and deliver medicine to vulnerable and/or isolated residents. You could volunteer for as little or as often as you like, on days/times that suit you.
 

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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, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, or Italian.

The Reader and Hackney Libraries
Volunteer Reader Leader

Help build warm and lively communities leading virtual shared reading groups across the borough with older people who may struggle to get out. Volunteers will receive online training and will be expected to commit 2-3 hours each week to preparing and running their weekly group or 1:1 telephone reading sessions.

  • If you’re feeling isolated or out on a limb..volunteering is the best way to plug yourself in and recharge. It helped me learn new skills, and sharpen existing ones. I’d highly recommend it
    - VOLUNTEER & HACKNEY RESIDENT

  • I am really enjoying volunteering, as it made me realise what I really would like to do
    - VOLUNTEER & HACKNEY RESIDENT

Why Get Involved?

MEET NEW PEOPLE
Volunteering brings you into contact with new and different people and helps you to understand different ways of thinking and attitudes.

DEVELOP NEW SKILLS
Learn new skills. Start a new hobby. Try out a new career direction. Build on your existing skills and enhance your CV.

GIVE BACK
Your unique skills and life experience can help charities and communities. Even one single hour can make a huge difference.

BUILD CONFIDENCE 
Challenge yourself and boost your self-esteem. Help to improve the lives of others and work within a supportive and caring team.

STAY ACTIVE
Staying active is good for your physical and mental wellbeing. Get more active by volunteering on a local farm or helping out on a community park or garden.

HELP COMMUNITY
Help transform your area into a healthier, cleaner and better place to live. Bring people together and tackle local issues.