Need Volunteers?

Good news! You can now upload your organisation’s profile and roles to our online database, Volunteer Connect, and start searching for volunteers now. Click here to register or upload roles.

We provide information and support around setting up new volunteer programmes, good practice in volunteer management and current volunteering issues. We also offer Volunteer Management Training and run the Hackney Volunteer Managers’ Forum.

Volunteer Managers Forum
Thank you to everyone who came to our last forum – you can read the latest Volunteer Management Forum Notes here.

Join us for our next event, Volunteer Managers Breakfast Club next Thursday 23 March at Waterhouse Restaurant, kindly hosted by Shoreditch Trust.

We’ll be welcoming guest speaker Dominic Pinkney, CEO of Volunteer Centre Camden, who’ll be guiding us through delivering a good ESV programme, and how to put on a rewarding ESV event that employees will love, plus a short Q and A session where you can get the answers to your ESV questions.

When: Thursday 23 March, 9.30am – 10.30am Where: Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Free event, refreshments provided. Places are free but limited – please email us at to confirm your space.

In addition to this we can help you with the following:

  • Listing your opportunities in bulletins distributed across the borough
  • Highlight your role as Opportunity of the Week on the volunteers page of this website and through our social media channels
  • Put you in touch with specialist volunteers for one off roles or projects – for example graphic designers, film-makers, carpenters and translators – read more here.

Volunteer Fair

Our next Volunteer Fair is on Thursday 6 April, 5 – 7pm at Hackney Museum. This event will be targeted at skilled volunteers who are time-short. To find out more or to book a stall, please email

Read our latest organisation newsletter here.

Annual Organisation Survey
VCH is currently undertaking a survey with all the organisations it works with. We’d be grateful if you could spend 10-15 minutes answering some short questions on our services to help us improve our offer to you. Click here to take the survey

avm_logo_1As a volunteer manager you may be interested in joining the Association of Volunteer Managers. This is an independent body that aims to support those who manage volunteers in England regardless of field, discipline or sector.

Hackney Volunteer Managers Forum





Desk space available at VCH this includes internet, rent, facilities, and some storage. Cost is £12.50 per desk per day. To find out more contact Lauren by email or ring 020 7241 4443 ext 201.

You can access these services via telephone: 0207 241 4442 ext 208 or send us an email.