Volunteers are highly valued by Young Hackney.

Our volunteers enjoy:

  • A dedicated point of contact.
  • Role-specific training, as well as access to a range of other training.
  • Provision of agreed expenses.
  • The opportunity for personal and professional development.

Learn more about some of our current volunteers here.

To become a Young Hackney volunteer you have to be 18+ years old, submit an application form and attend an informal interview. Successful DBS and reference checking is also a requirement.

We ask for a commitment of two hours a week, but we can be flexible to accommodate your schedule.

In return for your time we offer full reimbursement of travel expenses and lunch expenses up to £5, support and supervision, training opportunities and references.

We are currently recruiting for two volunteer roles:

  1. Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Volunteer
    DofE Expedition Volunteers help to organise and facilitate the expedition section of the award, which is a fun, adventurous, outdoor activity that aims to push young people out of their comfort zone.
    Read the full role description here.
  2. Play Work Volunteer
    Play work volunteers support our teams to organise and deliver outdoors programmes and activities for young people. They support young people to engage in self-directed play in an enriched play environment.
    Read the full role description here.
  3. Summer Programme Volunteer
    As we operate on extended hours and increased numbers of young people, volunteers will increase our capacity to deliver successful services to young people this summer.
    Read the full role description here.

To officially register your interest in volunteering with Young Hackney, please take a few minutes to

We are also looking for Parent Champion volunteers:

  • Parent Champion Volunteer
    Parent Champions are parents or carers who talk to other parents and carers in a variety of community settings, highlighting the benefits of family services and community organisations that they know about and how to access them.
    Read the full role description here.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteering Coordinator, Xanthippi Karkantou, at xanthippi.karkantou@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 3962 for more information.