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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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Featured Volunteering Opportunities 

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Reception/Admin Volunteer

Are you a warm person who can make visitors to our office immediately feel welcome? Then you’re the person we’re looking for! Join as our volunteer admin/receptionist for at least two days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) and be the “face” of VCH.

Shoreditch Trust
Community Kitchen Volunteers

If you love food, enjoy sharing with and learning from others in a relaxed environment and have an interest in supporting people to access a nutritious and balanced diet, then these sessions would be a great fit. 

St. Joseph’s Hospice Hackney
Islington Bereavement Volunteers

Are you free for 6-8 hours a month to guide someone through their bereavement? St. Joseph’s Hospice will host a job fair on Wednesday 18th January 3pm – 6pm and Saturday 21st January 11am – 2pm and share how you can offer companionship, a listening ear and provide emotional support.

Reading Volunteer

Could spend time each week helping children who struggle with their reading gain essential skills at a crucial age? With Bookmark, you’ll help a 5-9 year-old learn to read, developing their skills and confidence. You will read together, play games, and see your reader progress, via a secure online platform. 

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.

Shepherd fold Ministry
Warm Hub Volunteer

Shepherd fold Ministry provide a place for people to chat, socialise, support and play some games and physical activities. Volunteers are needed to help set up, make teas and coffees, serve food, talk to people and clear up. Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. 

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.