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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.

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

We offer bespoke corporate volunteering packages for companies that want to have a positive impact on their local area. It’s also a great way for  colleagues to get to know one another in a totally different environment.

Featured Volunteering Opportunities 

Kambani Arts
Social Media Outreach Volunteer

Kambani Arts are looking for a volunteer who enjoys creating engaging content in the format of social media and/or blog posts. You will help promote FunDonor – a platform that works with celebrities and digital influencers to encourage young people to give back.

Anchor Hanover
Musicians and Artists

Are you a creative person? Want to use that power to make people happy? Anchor Hanover are looking for volunteers to spend time with older residents, leading activities like arts and crafts, poetry, music, or games. You will need to plan these activities yourself independently.

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Covid-19 Vaccination Centre Volunteer

Can you spare a few hour a week? There are shifts to suit everyone’s schedules but we urgently new volunteers who can commit to at least one shift a week. Covid cases are currently high in the borough and we need to make sure as many people as possible get their booster jab. 

St. Joseph’s Hospice Hackney
Retail Volunteer

Help run one of two vibrant charity shops either on Mare Street or Well Street. This role would suit someone looking to gain experience of customer service or with existing customer service experience, who also wants to make a difference and experience a slice of Hackney life.

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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, Punjabi, Bengali, or Portuguese.

Hackney Foodbank
Home Deliveries Volunteer

Couple of hours to spare and access to a bike or car? Volunteer for your local foodbank and help us distribute some food to local residents in need. Whether you’re free 2 hours a week, or just 1 hour a month, the Foodbank wants to hear from you.

 
  • 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.