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Featured Volunteering Opportunities
Hackney Moves Festival 2023 – Various Roles
Join the LimeLight Sports volunteers to make 2023’s Hackney Moves Festival happen! It’ll be a weekend of entertainment based out of Hackney Marshes with unforgettable moments including a fitness festival, a community 5K run, a schools challenge and the iconic Hackney Half Marathon.
There’s are enough different roles to suit everyone, including individuals and groups of volunteers. You’ll get a meal and refreshments plus a free place at next years Hackney Half/ ASICS London 10k/ Oxford Half or a discounted place at at Blenheim or London Triathlon.
Volunteer Coaches help out at weekly activity sessions, taking place in parks and outdoor spaces across Hackney. You’ll work closely with the children Keen support, who have learning, behavioural and physical disabilities. Keen ensure that they can access everything the session has to offer, and that they’re having fun at the same time.
Literacy Support Volunteer (Crewmate)
The Hackney Pirates give young people one-to-one attention in an unconventional learning environment to support them with their literacy, real world skills and creativity. Hackney Pirates volunteers are central to the project, supporting children from 3.45pm and 6.45pm on weekdays. Volunteers help children with reading, homework and literacy, as well as support them on creative projects.
MRS Independent Living
Digital Support Volunteers
Help older members of our community feel connected and confident through the use of digital devices. Volunteers are invited to support our Digital Drop-in and other digital learning opportunities for older people that take place at Mildmay Community Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4pm.
Volunteer Centre Hackney
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.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good. Build communications and public speaking skills by delivering 4 talks or workshops a year.
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
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