Volunteering

We’d be happy to hear from you if you're interested in volunteering. Volunteers are absolutely integral to the running of our service, both at our drop-in and assisting in the office.

Advocacy and casework volunteers
We recruit advocacy and casework volunteers every few months and we ask for a commitment to volunteering once a fortnight as a minimum, for a period of six months. We ask you to shadow an experienced volunteer at a couple of Wednesday drop-ins and then attend a training session. If you'd like to be considered for the next round of recruitment please e-mail Daf to say why you would be interested and attach your cv.

Setting-up and packing away volunteers:
We urgently need more people who can help us set up the session by putting out tables and chairs, setting up the laptops etc and help to pack away at the end. If you are free on a Wednesday between 9am and 11am or 4pm and 5pm, please email Roger

Food collectors:
We need local volunteers who have a car to help us with our food donations.
We need people to help on Tuesday evenings, which involves collecting food from Wholefood on Stoke Newington Church Street at 9.30pm and then bringing the collected food to St Mary's New Church Rooms for our Wednesday drop-in at 9am the following morning.

We also need people to help with collections on Wednesday morning, this involves doing some food shopping locally, collecting food from Growing Communities at 9.15am and dropping everything off at St Mary's New Church Rooms for 9.30am. If you are available to volunteer please email Roger

In addition to the above we're often looking for people who can speak other languages (including BSL), who have technical and IT expertise, or who have directly relevant experience.

You might also consider volunteering with our friends at Akwaaba (mainly Sundays) or NELMA (flexible times).