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Featured Volunteering Opportunities 

Limelight Sports
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.

Keen London
Volunteer Coach

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.

Hackney Pirates
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
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.

Speaker Volunteer

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. 

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.