Whether you have an hour a month, 3 hours every week, one day a year or something in between, you can make a difference!

At Volunteer Centre Hackney, we have a huge database of opportunities with over 300 local charities and non-profits – so whatever you’re interested in, we can help you find your ideal volunteer role.

How to get involved

Want to make a difference but not sure where to start? Whether you’re after admin experience, interested in supporting older people, want to do digital volunteering, are only free on Tuesdays at 2pm, or want to help at a one-off event, we can help you find something that works for you.

Find a role

Browse our database – you can filter by location, commitment, cause, activities, and more.
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Get in touch

We can help point you in the right direction, depending on what you’re interested in.
Call 020 7241 4443

Speak to our team

To arrange a a face-to-face appointment at our office in Dalston, email us. We do in-person appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am – 3pm.

Our latest volunteer roles

Ready to get started? Here are some of the latest opportunities we have at the moment. Click on one to find out more via our database, Simply Connect.

Volunteer Youth Leader

Join Our Second Home’s dynamic team of volunteers to create a safe and fun environment for young refugees and migrants at their residential programmes.

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Conservation Helper

Help protect the River Lea and develop your conservation skills with Gasworks Dock Partnership. You’ll be taking part in fun activities like bat nights, tree planting, river safaris, bird watching, and more.

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Community Fundraiser

Engage, inspire and collaborate with communities to raise awareness and funds to help save lives with St John Ambulance. Volunteering to raise vital funds is flexible, can work around your schedule, and doesn’t require a regular commitment.

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Reading Volunteer

The attainment gap between poorer pupils and their peers is at its highest in 10 years. You can help change this. Become a reading volunteer with Bookmark. You’d boost a child’s confidence, enjoyment, and future potential by reading with them for half an hour twice a week, in person or remotely.

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Digital Support

Most older people have good reasons to engage with the digital world, but may feel insecure because they have just started. Can you help them? MRS Independent Living urgently needs volunteers to provide digital help at its weekly digital drop-in for people over 50.

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Childcare helper

Do you have experience of looking after children? Join Xenia’s vibrant community of women from over 87 countries, and help look after children for at least one session a month. You’ll be helping create a safe, supportive environment for women from all communities and experiences.

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Browse for hundreds more volunteer roles here

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Volunteering has been a real life-saver for me. And every job I've had I got through volunteering!

Ryk – Volunteer Centre Hackney Office Volunteer
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Want to know more?

If you want to learn more about how to get started, what opportunities there are, or how to work with us, get in touch.

Jane Tyler

Head of Volunteering

Louis Massingham Rowell

Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator

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