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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 

Shoreditch Trust
Community Table Delivery Volunteer

Help the Shoreditch Trust deliver 600 freshly prepared meals a week to people in Hackney who are currently unable to prepare food for themselves. This role is for anyone who has a driver’s license, can spare 2 hours a week and wants to give back to the community.

Read Easy
Fundraiser

Make a life-changing difference helping to improve adult literacy. Develop new skills seeking out new opportunities for funding, writing funding bids, and putting together simple budgets. A great way to gain practical fundraising experience in a local charity.

Hackney Sendiags
Sendiags Volunteer

Gain valuable experience supporting parents, carers, and children with special educational needs or disabilities. You might give advice over the phone, or accompany a parent or carer to a local authority meeting. All volunteers will receive IPSEA legal training and knowledge of health and social care.

AFRIDAC
Project Development Volunteer

Join an enthusiastic team working to engage local people and businesses to support their advocacy and social action campaigns for the African and Afro-Caribbean community. You will use your research, digital, and engagement skills to bring people together and make an impact.

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.

Choice in Hackney
Walking Friend

Help local disabled people to go for restorative walks in the community. During Covid-19, many disabled people have been isolating and lacking the confidence to go outside. Without breaking government guidance, you will help and encourage them to get out of the house and experience Hackney’s beauty.

  • 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.