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:

Filing Volunteer:
We need of a volunteer that might like to join us behind the scenes at the HMC office and help us knock our casework filing system into shape. We have a large collection of paper files pre-dating 2017 which need alphabetising and recording onto a spreadsheet for ease of access. This role would require your organisational expertise for one day a week on Mondays. If this sounds like something that would float your boat, please e-mail Sarah.

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 Sarah.

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 Sarah

Other roles
In addition to the above we're often looking for people who can speak other languages (including BSL), are IT experts or have some other useful skills.

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 letter stating why you are interested in volunteering with us.