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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.

Featured Volunteering Opportunities 

Children With Voices
Delivery Volunteers

With people returning to work from furlough, CWV urgently need regular delivery volunteers on Mondays and Thursdays, from around 12:30 – 2:30 to collect care packages and deliver these across the borough. Volunteers will need to have access to a car, a van, or a bicycle!

Hackney Playbus
Baby and Toddler Group Volunteer

Do you believe every child should be able to play and have fun? The legendary Hackney Playbus are looking for volunteers to help create a friendly and welcoming environment for children, parents, and carers.

Volunteer Centre Hackney
Public Health Community Champions

Help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are looking for people who live, work, or study in the borough to communicate key public health messages to family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours. Combat misinformation and make sure people know what support is available.

Choice In Hackney
Shopping Assistant

Could you spare an hour or two a week to go shopping for a neighbour? Choice In Hackney are currently looking for volunteers to collect money and shopping lists and go shopping for people with disabilities who are unable to shop for themselves. This is a really easy way to make a huge difference to someone’s week.

 

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.

Bridge the Gap CIC
Local Grant Reviewer

Bridge the Gap CIC need someone with experience to provide 6-8 hours of support a week to evaluate, review, and approve original and amended grant applications. You will also assistant in implementing grant programmes and ensure compliance with regulations an requirements.

  • 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.