Volunteer Centre Hackney

Volunteer Centre Hackney

At a glance


  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support

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Geographical remit: 


We aim to support Hackney residents to share their skills and experience, to improve their own health, well-being and quality of life, while building strong, vibrant and resilient communities across the borough.


Our Mission

We will build our brokerage service, to enable as many people living or working in Hackney as possible, to have a positive experience of volunteering, and reach as diverse a range of people as possible, taking into account gender, age, background, ethnicity, health skills and ability.


We will also prioritise becoming a recognised provider of services that embed volunteering as a key step towards achieving:

  • employment
  • cohesive vibrant communities
  • improved mental health, and
  • a reduction in social isolation.


1. Make VCH an Active Citizenship Centre: enable all citizens to take part in meeting community needs, in person or online.
2. Community Development: Empower people, in networks and informal groups, to form projects/services that meet community needs in a period of economic distress.
3. Social Media: Making volunteering by Hackney’s residents and groups happen by talking to each other – and doing it.
4. Supported Volunteering: Helping everyone, especially marginalised groups, to volunteer and find pathways to employment.
5. Corporate Responsibility: Bridging the gap between firms and the community through volunteering by professionals offering help, advice, training.
6. Volunteer Involving Organisations: Promote a wider variety of volunteers and activities for them through training and consultancy.
7. The Place to Volunteer: Raising VCH’s profile and the rewards of giving back to the community throughout Hackney and beyond.

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