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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 

National Food Service London
Volunteer Drivers

The National Food Service are looking for people either trained to use Hackney Council’s community van or with their own vehicles who can spare a couple of hours a week. This is a really important role delivering food to people who really need it.

Young Hackney
Inspiring Volunteers

Help inspire young people by talking about your career – from home! Young Hackney are looking for volunteers from all walks of life to share their experiences with school children at a high profile event. It will involve speeches and a Q&A.

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.

East London Citizens Advice Bureau
Volunteer Energy Champion

Want to make a difference and learn new skills while you’re doing it? Help to combat fuel poverty and gain 30 hours of accredited training as a Volunteer Energy Champion. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge, and share these with the wider community.

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, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, or Italian.

Newington Green Alliance
Community Organisers

A local role with a big impact. As a community organiser, you will help to build strong communities, creating connections between people and supporting groups to meet local needs and solve challenges.

  • 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.