Situated in the heart of Dalston, our aim is to encourage and develop the roles of volunteers within the community. By matching people to causes they are interested in we hope to increase the spirit of community within Hackney.
We work with over 350 community groups across Hackney, who are in need of volunteers as they provide the core of their day-to-day activities.
We also work on housing estates, supporting local residents to work in partnership with local services. We deliver supported volunteering programmes and have just been awarded Big Lottery Funding for the next three years for our Step Up programme, for people with mental health issues.
Our work with volunteers – in numbers
• We helped over 1900 people find out more about volunteering.
• 497 of those who came to see us were placed locally.
• 612 of those we helped were under 25.
• 603 of those we helped were unemployed.
The Great Half-Term Stitch Up
Over the half-term enthusiastic young Hackneyites showed plenty of heart for Breast Cancer by sewing cushions for patients recovering from a mastectomy.
One of our success stories is Caitlin read more about her here.
Come and visit us to find out about volunteer opportunities in your community.
As one visitor explained:
“I didn’t realise that there were so many opportunities in my area, but coming to the Volunteer Centre helped me find what I’ve always wanted. Sparing just a few minutes to pop into the centre will give you what you’re looking for”