Volunteers are absolutely integral to the running of our service, both at our remote advice service and assisting with casework.
Advocacy and casework volunteers
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 the remote advice service on a couple of Wednesdays and then attend a training session. If you wish to be considered, please share your CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in volunteering with us.
‘ Volunteering at Hackney Migrant Centre doesn’t just mean being an Advocate for migrants, it also means being part of a mutually supportive community. From my experience, the drop-ins have the power to turn someone’s experience of acute vulnerability into one of connection and solidarity.
Volunteers can facilitate empowering moments in peoples’ larger journeys. And in turn, by having and sharing these experiences, the larger community benefits, both inside and outside Hackney Migrant Centre.’HMC volunteer