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:

Advocacy and casework intern
Hackney Migrant Centre is looking for a casework and advocacy intern for a period of 6 months. Interns need to be able to work on Wednesday as this is when the session runs as well as Thursday when the follow up casework takes place. We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. Click here for more details.

Access to Justice Team volunteers
We're looking for people with some experience, training or interest in the law to work with HMC's visitors to find legal representation for their asylum and human rights applications. More details here.

Wednesday morning registration
Our Wednesday morning registration team require a helping hand to sign people in between 8am and 9:30am. If you're available each week at that time, please e-mail Daf

Kitchen Volunteers:
We are particularly looking for people who can help in our kitchen from 1pm onwards, working with our amazing team to serve tea and coffee and helping us to tidy things away. E-mail Danielle if you're interested and available.

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 Danielle.

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 Danielle

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.