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 with casework in the office.

Our current open volunteer positions:

Session Support Coordinator Intern:
We are looking for a proactive individual available 2 days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) to assist in coordinating our weekly drop-ins. This 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. For more information please download the information pack "Session Coordinating Intern - 2019" below.
To apply, please contact daf@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk with a cv and a covering note stating why you are interested in volunteering with us.

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 Helina

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 Wholefoods 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 Helina

Other roles
In addition to the above we're often looking for people who can speak other languages (including BSL) or who have directly relevant experience.

You might also consider volunteering with our friends at Akwaaba (Sundays), The Unity Project (Tuesdays) or NELMA (flexible times).

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 daf@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk with a cv and a covering note stating why you are interested in volunteering with us.