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Community Health Researcher

Poplar HARCA is an award winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London. We focus on providing homes and support to residents old and new; helping to create a place where people, communities and businesses grow and thrive.

The volunteer will be carrying out a research project which helps to establish the following:

  • How has the recent pandemic shaped people’s perception on re-engaging in social and health/wellbeing related activities based in the community
  •  What type of activity and format (i.e. digital or otherwise) would people find most comfortable in participating in now, as the lockdown has eased, and when restrictions are stricter.
  • It will involve consult/community needs survey, we want to establish a direction on how to shape delivery for the partners who are part of the Well One health and wellbeing partnership.

Useful Contacts

Mamnun Rahman
Well One Partnership Development Manager

Sabiha Khanam
Volunteering Coordinator
0797 686 4217
0207 510 0576

We are looking recruiting for a Community Health Researcher Volunteer under the Well One Service who will carry out the following tasks:

  • Create a survey which will be distributed via CDW Newsletter and alternative sources
  • Conduct face to face surveys
  •  Work with Centre delivery teams to collect responses
  • Write a report based on findings and include recommendations

This role is remote working with some face to face engagement during the consultation phase.

Role Description

  • Confident speaker with good written English and data manipulation (desirable).
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Confident in using Microsoft Office
  • Interest in Community Development
  • To volunteer adhering to Poplar HARCA’s policies and procedures

Time commitment:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 10 hours per week

What can we offer?

  • We aim to provide a meaningful experience for you as a volunteer.
  • A full induction, followed by ongoing support
  • You will have a named PH Contact who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • We will provide you with an honest reference regardless of how long you are with us.
  • We can promise a safe environment without discrimination and a supportive space to be in.
  • A stimulating and friendly environment within which to volunteer
  • Support into employment with our Employment & Training team who provide access to a wide range of training courses
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel expenses and lunch for those volunteering all day (if applicable)
  • Opportunities to attend meetings and invitations to volunteer social events

All volunteers will be required to complete an application form (below), attend an online induction and supply ID and proof address checks (online).


Application form

Volunteer Application
If you are under the age of 18 we require permission from your parent or guardian prior to you volunteering

More about you

Which days are you available to volunteer? *
Are you a Poplar HARCA Resident?
Have you lived in the UK for more than 10 years? *
Can we add you to our mailing list for other one-off volunteering opportunities? *
Would you like to recieve our monthly newsletter? Keep up to date with free training, job opportunities, Poplar HARCA updates and much more? *
If you are currently unemployed, would you like to recieve support from our Employment & Training team? *

Who should we contact in an emergency?


Please provide contact details of two referees who are both willing to provide a character reference. This will involve answering questions on a range of topics from your strengths to areas for development and your time management. Unfortunately we cannot accept references from family or friends. If possible, at least one referee should know you from work, education or volunteering. There are lots of people suitable to provide references, if you are struggling to think of anyone suitable please get in touch and we can discuss your options.
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