Volunteer

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.
Get started

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.

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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Ethnic Minority Role Model & Mentor

Become a positive role model for a young person with Action for Race Equality. You’ll be sharing your success stories, providing inspirational workshops, building your CV, and giving back to your community.

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Hackney Moves Volunteer

Experience an unforgettable weekend of sport, entertainment and celebration in vibrant East London. You could be helping Motiv Sports hand out race packs and welcoming runners before the event, helping at aid stations or handing out rewards and goodies to all the finishers.

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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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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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Autism Summer Project Volunteer

Join Kith and Kids for this year’s fantastic fun-filled Summer Social Development Project. You’ll be helping young people with learning disabilities or autism take part in fun activities like sports, games, arts and crafts, cooking and a day out in London.

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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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