Join Newham's Volunteers

Giving up your time to help others is rewarding in more ways than one. Not only does it make a difference to your local area and the people who live there, but it also allows you to meet new people and learn some valuable new skills.

Volunteering is a great way of impressing potential employers. Helping at a local 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.

Our flexible service provides both short and long term opportunities allowing you to give as little or as much time as you can spare. It’s open to everyone over 16, those with a disability, to refugees and asylum seekers. We will support you so you can be the very best you can be, while helping those around you. Make a difference today.

What To Expect As A Volunteer

We have a vast amount of experience of running a successful volunteer programme for which we have received widespread recognition.

We have developed a bespoke training programme for our new volunteers, which is provided by our friendly and welcoming team.

They are committed to giving you all of the support that you will need to ensure that, as one of Newham's Volunteers, you are able to choose what is right for you.

To find out more please call 020 3770 4444 (option 5) or email us at

I want to Volunteer

Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn new skills and gain valuable lifetime experiences.

If you would like to benefit from the wide range of opportunities we have to offer, just click here to register.

Stages of Being a Volunteer

Once you have completed your registration form you can book to attend a Welcome Workshop. This is a 2-hour induction session, where we will give you all the information that you will need about becoming a Newham’s Volunteer.

Please see below for the upcoming Welcome Workshops:

Saturday 16th March from 10.00am - 12.00pm @ East Ham
Wednesday 27th March from 5.30pm - 7.30pm @ East Ham 

Please note that you will need to complete the online registration form before taking part in a Welcome Workshop.

To book your place on a Welcome Workshop please email volunteers@ or call 020 3770 4444

It is very important that you attend the Welcome Workshop that you have booked - so please, make sure that you do not book a Welcome Workshop unless you are absolutely sure that you will be attending.

If you cannot attend for any reason, please can you let us know by calling 020 3770 4444 (option 5) or email

I need a Volunteer

How we can help

Our volunteers come from all backgrounds and offer a wide variety of skills to benefit and enhance your organisation.

If managed well, they can help to increase your productivity and performance. Our volunteers have helped at various different events and provided valuable support to help organisations meet their goals.

They have been library assistants, befrienders and members of youth offending teams to name but a few. Just tell us what you need and we’ll find the right person for you.

To request a volunteer please contact the team by calling 020 3770 4444 (option 5) or email volunteers@

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Team Away Days

We have a wide range of activities that will benefit your employees while contributing to the local community.

Our experienced team can arrange activities to suit the specific needs of your group. Taking place throughout Newham, our activities include:
- Environmental work such as, tree planting and community gardening
- Sprucing up community buildings and facilities
- Community garden and food growing projects:
Plashet Park
East Ham Reserve

Just let us know what you want to do and we’ll find the best opportunity for you and your staff.

How we support you

Our friendly staff are trained to supervise all volunteer activities. As well as giving instruction about the tasks and health and safety information, they are fully trained in first aid.

All tools and materials needed to complete the task are provided. Volunteers also have access to hand washing and toilet facilities. We also provide a full risk assessment with public liability and employer liability insurance for all volunteers.

For more information, including costs please contact the team by calling 020 3770 4444 (option 5) or email volunteers@

Volunteering Opportunities

Weekly Bulletins
Every week we publish a full list of all of the opportunities for volunteering. Whatever your interest, we are sure you will find something to suit you.
Long Term Opportunities

Events Opportunities

Volunteer Newsletter
Newham's Volunteers Newsletter Edition 9: 2017

Newham's Volunteers can offer you a unique range of opportunities to get involved in the local community.

As long as you are a registered volunteer and have attended our welcome workshop then you are eligible to apply. If you aren’t then simply click on the ‘I want to volunteer’ box to find out what to do.

Every week we update our programme of activities - so please look at our latest bulletin and if there is anything that interests you please contact the Newham Volunteers Team.

For more information please contact the team by calling 020 3770 4444 (option 5) or email volunteers@

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