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 with casework in the office.
Outreach Casework Intern
We're looking for a two day a week volunteer intern to work with our outreach caseworker providing advice and support to destitute migrant families and young people. Click here for more details
Drop-in IT expert/computer whisperer
We consistently have issues with laptops, internet, printers, scanners and the connections between them. Some of our volunteers are convinced that a curse has been placed on our IT systems. If you're skilled in the dark arts of communicating with the machines and are able to help us set up our IT on Wednesday mornings, you could well be the most popular volunteer we've ever had. Contact Daf to apply.
Setting-up and packing away volunteers:
We need people who can help us set up the session by putting out tables and chairs, setting up files, laptops etc. and also help to pack it all away again at the end. If you are free on a Wednesday between 9am and 10:30am or 3:30pm and 5pm, please e-mail Roger
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 e-mail 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.
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. We have recently recruited advocacy and casework volunteers, so may not be recruiting again for a little while. If you wish to be considered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a cv and a covering note stating why you are interested in volunteering with us.