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SEARCH FOR AN OPPORTUNITY

We have dozens of volunteer roles to fill every month! 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. 

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

We offer bespoke packages for companies that want to have a positive impact on their local area.

Featured Volunteering Opportunities 

Better Health Bakery
Bakery Volunteer

Better Health Bakery produces delicious artisan bread whilst providing training placements to help people with experience of poor mental health back into work. They need volunteers to work in the bakery and support the other bakers.

Hackney Foodbank
Luton Van Driver

Are you free on a weekday 10am-1pm to help drive the Foodbank’s Luton van around Hackney? The role involves loading the van using a tail lift, moving stock around on dollies, and carrying crates, so it’s quite physical. Applicants must have a valid, clean driving license.

The Garden Classroom
Community Garden Volunteer

Want to connect with nature while staying close to home? Volunteer in your local community garden in Newington Green with The Garden Classroom, one Friday every month. You’ll need suitable footwear but they provide the tools!

Made In Hackney
Meal Delivery Volunteer

Confident cyclist or cargo bike rider? Community cookery school Made In Hackney need volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7pm to deliver hundreds of free meals to residents. 

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.

Care4Calais
Distribution Volunteer

Passionate about helping refugees? Support the distribution of food, toiletries, and other everyday essentials to people staying in Home Office accommodation locally. Time commitment is flexible but a minimum of 2 hours per week would be helpful.

  • 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.