VOLUNTEERING FOR HACKNEY

Volunteering For Hackney is a new initiative aimed at providing support for small, locally based volunteer led projects to help them be the change in their communities.

Extensive consultation undertaken by the Council in 2015 identified that Hackney residents want to get to know each other, contribute to their community and take greater responsibility for looking after their environment.

There is already lots of grassroots activity that is helping to make a big difference to the wider community in Hackney. Volunteering For Hackney aims to work with some of the people and grassroots organisations delivering change in the borough, to offer support and to learn from them.

Hackney Council, Volunteer Centre Hackney and Hackney CVS want to ensure that small community organisations and groups that operate at a very local level, are being fully enabled by the Council and other public services to help them thrive and grow. The Council will be inviting a number of groups to participate in Volunteering For Hackney pilot and in return they will receive structured strategic support.

Support will be wide ranging, from the small things like setting up a Facebook page or a website, to filling in grant applications or the big things like learning how to get the best out of volunteers through the right training and setting up as a registered charity.

Want to find out more? Email communitypartnerships@hackney.gov.uk or call us on 020 8356 4066.

For details on the application process and to apply, see links below. Please note that the closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 19 February 2018.

Volunteering for Hackney Guidance Notes 2018

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  • I got the job at Bloomers Day Nursery. They are going to train me over the summer holidays, then in September I will be doing 20 hours per week. My daughter will be attending the nursery free of charge while I undergo in house training. Thank you for all of your support and helping me build up my confidence
    - VCH Employment Programme participant

FUNDERS

This programme is sponsored by Hackney Council with support from Volunteer Centre Hackney and HCVS.

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