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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.

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

We offer bespoke corporate volunteering packages for companies that want to have a positive impact on their local area. It’s also a great way for  colleagues to get to know one another in a totally different environment.

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.

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Volunteer Photographer

We’re looking for people with previous photography experience to take high-quality photographs of Hackney’s amazing volunteers. For a few hours at our ad-hoc events, such as coffee mornings and gardening days, you will be required to take photographs which will then be used in our newsletters, social media pages and website.

Hackney Carers Centre
Brocals Volunteer

Hackney Carers Centre are looking for men, aged 18+, who want to make a difference to their local community by buddying up with men aged 50+ with caring responsibilities who may need a bit of friendship and support, but wouldn’t normally reach out for help.

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.