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. We are not recruiting setting-up and packing away volunteers, food collectors or advocacy and casework volunteers while the drop-in remains closed.

Volunteers are absolutely integral to the running of our service, both at our drop-in and assisting with casework in the office. We have a range of volunteer roles, listed below.

Volunteer positions

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 get in touch using the form below.

Amharic and Tigrinya Interpreters

There has been an increase recently in the number of people we see at our drop-in who speak Amharic and/or Tigrinya and speak very little English. We’re looking for Amharic and Tigrinya speaking volunteers to help us communicate. Please contact us using the form below.

Food collectors

We need local volunteers who have a car to help us collect food donations on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings and bring them to the drop-in. Please get in touch using the form below.

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 a couple of Wednesday drop-ins 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.

Volunteer with us

If you are interested in volunteering with Hackney Migrant Centre, please fill in the form below, attach your CV and write a short cover letter outlining your experience. Please state clearly which position or type or role you would like to be considered for.

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