Volunteering in Newham

Why Volunteer?

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Volunteering is a great way to give something back to the community and to make use of your spare time. It makes a difference to your local area and to the people who live here. It is also a fun, rewarding way to meet new people, improve the environment and the lives of others, and in addition, learn new skills. It doesn't matter if you can spare a little time, or a lot, there are lots of ways to get involved and improve your community.

Volunteering is a great way of impressing potential employers. Helping at a local resident or community organisation can fill gaps in your work experience, boost your CV and allow you to try different types of roles to help you get a reference.

Giving up your time to help others is rewarding in many ways and allows you to meet new people and learn some valuable new skills, raise your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Rewarding and celebrating Volunteer achievements

We believe it's important to recognise and value volunteers and your contribution. We are committed to reward volunteers  

What we do:

  • Provide references
  • Offer free training
  • Celebrate National and International Volunteers Week and other Thank You and Celebration Events
  • Nominate local volunteers for recognised Volunteer Awards

Also, working closely with Tempo Time Credits giving volunteers the opportunity to exchange your volunteer hours for incentives, such as free classes at activeNewham Leisure Centres, cinema tickets and so much more.

What our Volunteers have to say

I had a wonderful time there, all the staff members were so friendly and helpful, I felt at home and I’m eager to do more volunteering. –

Green Street CNT, Fatema Hossain (Volunteer)

It’s nice to develop communication skills.–

Coffee Morning East ham, Jasmine Asuncion (Volunteer)

A very well informed session. I enjoyed learning the numbers, alphabets ,greetings and many other gestures in sign language. Thank you Sign For All Community LTD team for the session . Keep up with good work and of spreading the awareness of sign language to many people.–

Deaf Awareness Training, Noora Liban (Volunteer)

Such an amazing first time experience.–

Housing event – Loneliness event, Marria Rehman (Volunteer)

I supported the SWEP crisis and I was orientated and supported by very caring and welcoming staff from Newham’s rough sleeper service and was in awe of the challenging work they undertake on a daily basis. It was great to learn so much about this service and interact and volunteer with the homeless. –

SWEP, June DeMello (Volunteer)