Volunteering

Here are our current vacancies. We’d be happy to hear from you if you're interested in volunteering .

Hackney Migrant Centre seeks new session coordinating intern – 2 day a week volunteer position

We’re looking for an intern to support the running of our drop-in for a period of 6 months. Candidates need to be able to work on Wednesday as this is when the session runs as well as Tuesday to prepare for the session. The internship would suit someone wishing to gain experience of running a small charity or advice drop-in. This opportunity will also develop their understanding of the issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in the UK and ways to provide advocacy and support to vulnerable migrants.

Tasks:
- To support the manager with the running of the sessions, including various administration tasks, setting up the session, administering our hardship fund, volunteer travel expenses and petty cash record keeping
- Develop the volunteer scheme, help with volunteer recruitment/administration and induction of volunteers
- Maintain information pack for volunteers and update when necessary
- Representation of HMC at external events and providing input to reports
- Updating social media and assisting the manager with fundraising activities and applications

Desirable skills:
- Experience of running projects
- Knowledge of agencies relevant to the migrant/refugee sector
- Good administration skills, ability to use all Microsoft Office packages
- Experience of working with volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds
- Good communication skills
- Attention to detail

In return, HMC can offer you training on immigration and refugee issues, rights and entitlements. If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and outline in your email your motivations for volunteering to

The deadline is Thursday June the 29th at 5pm (we’re looking for someone who can ideally start the week after that date).

Advocacy and casework volunteers

Volunteers are absolutely integral to the running of our service, both at our drop-in and assisting in the office.

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).