Want to Volunteer? Get Started!

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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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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 

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
Communications Volunteer

Want to start a career in communications or apply existing comms skills to a charity / not-for-profit role? We are looking for a new Communications Volunteer to work with us one day a week either on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

Nature Fix
IT and Website Support Volunteer

A new mental health organisation needs an IT professional to help them get their systems set up and running, including installing IT and on-line administrative systems, help launching the website, making sure the organisation is GDPR compliant etc.

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.

Volunteer Centre Hackney
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

  • I am really enjoying volunteering, as it made me realise what I really would like to do

Why Get Involved?

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

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

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

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

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