Volunteering opportunities

Browse through all our current volunteering opportunities or use the filters to find the one that suits you.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers generously donate thousands of hours in lots of different roles across the services we offer to residents and the local community.

From community support positions, to student placements and working with our Spotlight youth centre to help young people, there’s plenty of ways that you can start making a difference today!

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Community-based

Chess Club Volunteer

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If you have a love for chess and are passionate about teaching others the game, volunteer to run our weekly…

Children’s Tennis Club Support Volunteer

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Tennis is a great way to inspire kids to get active and make new friends whilst still having fun. Our…

Community-based

Community Cooking Club Volunteer

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Share your passion for cooking by leading a group of food enthusiasts in creating delicious homemade meals. Whether it’s hearty…

Community Cycling Volunteer

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Poplar HARCA has partnered up with active travel organisation Sustrans and environmental organisation HUBBUB to bring residents Chrisp Street Community…

Cooking Content Contributor Volunteer

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As a Volunteer Cooking Content Contributor you will record yourself cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Our Communications and…

Digital Champion Volunteer

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Digital Champions are people of all ages and from all backgrounds and communities. They help other understand the benefits of…

Early Year’s Play Volunteer

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Our Well One Team are excited to replicate the success of their Play Scheme by broadening their reach. They’re working…

Graphic Designer Volunteer

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At Poplar HARCA, supporting our local communities, emotional wellbeing and physical health is important to us. Our Communications Team are…

Illustrator and Graphic Design Volunteer

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We are looking for a volunteer illustrator and graphic designer to help turn our ideas into reality. You will be…

Intergen Volunteer

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There are many people who are lonely and living in isolation across Poplar and Bow and this affects their health…

Knitting Club Volunteer

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We are looking for a charismatic and passionate knitting enthusiast who can lead a group of beginner and intermediate level…

Community-based

Piano Club Support Volunteer

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Our weekly piano sessions are popular with both music enthusiasts and those wanting to learn a new skill. Support our…

Pilates Volunteer Instructor

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As a Pilates Volunteer Instructor you will create five-minute stretch videos and showing how to master different moves and how…

Community-based

Seated Exercise Activity Instructor (No Experience Needed)

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Our Well One team aim to provide better access to free and low-cost activities, courses, classes and events to support…

Community-based

SEND Youth Club Volunteer

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Our SEND Youth Club provides a safe and inclusive environment for youth people to freely express themselves, have fun and…

With young people

Spotlight Outreach Support Volunteer

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Description of tasks To take the time to learn about and understand Spotlight in detail To assist staff in building…

With young people

Spotlight Youth Support Volunteer

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To volunteer as part of a team of youth workers supporting the provision of inspiring opportunities for young people using…

Stay & Play Volunteer

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Our Stay & Play sessions are held weekly with the aim of bridging the gap between parent and child play…

One-off events

Summer Festival: One off event

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We’re hosting a Summer Festival packed full of FREE family attractions and local wellbeing activities. St Paul’s Way Trust School,…

For young people

Summer School Volunteer: One-off event

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Poplar HARCA’s Summer Programme is back! We’ll be hosting fun and exciting activities for children and young people to enjoy…

Telephone Befrienders

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For some people being alone can be a luxury break in a busy life, but for many being alone all…

Under 5’s Club Volunteer

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Our Under 5’s clubs are held weekly with the aim of bridging the gap between parent and child play relations.…

Video Editor Volunteer

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We need a video editor to help us launch new offerings and develop exciting new resources for use. Duties will…

Videographer Volunteer – Health & Wellbeing

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We are looking for a volunteer videographer to help tell our community stories. You will be volunteering with the Well…

Community-based

Walking Lead Volunteer

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We are looking for volunteers to lead our walking group for people who have been isolated and looking to Provide…

Workshop Assistant: Children’s Drama Club

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Poplar Union is an arts & community centre based in Tower Hamlets and opened it’s doors in 2017. Committed to…