Please note that Hackney Migrant Centre’s drop-in is closed until further notice as a result of Covid-19. We are running a more limited remote advice line during the pandemic.

Volunteers are absolutely integral to the running of our service, both at our remote advice service and assisting with casework. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life, and especially encourage those with lived experience of migration to volunteer with us.

Volunteer positions

Housing and Destitution Casework Volunteer

Hackney Migrant Centre is recruiting for a Housing and Destitution Casework volunteer role within the Destitution Support Team (DST). The DST is a group of staff and volunteers working together to deliver high quality destitution relief casework and to develop routes out of destitution.

Working alongside HMC’s Destitution Casework Coordinator, Housing and Destitution Casework volunteers will specialise in providing destitution and housing support for visitors who find themselves homeless and/or destitute.

Please click here for more information about the role, such as main tasks & responsibilities, time commitment and the application process.

Closing date Monday 1st March 2021.

You can access the application form here.

Collective Care Team Volunteers

Collective Care Team (CCT) project has been providing food, phone credit/data and social support to particularly vulnerable asylum seekers, refugees and migrants since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020. As the crisis continues into 2021, we’re still in need of volunteers who can support visitors with regular social calls, and volunteers who are able to assist with occasional shopping deliveries and distribution of any donations.

For more information please contact the CCT project coordinator, Sarah Hull, at sarahh@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

Volunteer with us

If you are interested in volunteering with Hackney Migrant Centre in a different capacity to the currently available roles, please fill in the form below, attach your CV and write a short cover letter outlining your experience.

Volunteer 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