We believe that everyone gains when we work together: organisations grow stronger, services become more responsive and people find their power. Our vision is of Newham as a place where people, organisations and services all collaborate to build fairer and stronger communities.
Getting help and support
The Covid 19 pandemic has meant the Council, the voluntary and community sector (VCS), faith groups and neighbourhood Covid19 groups working together in new and unusual ways to get help and support to residents during this difficult time. One Newham has worked closely with the Council and Compost London to support voluntary, community and faithorganisations. Use our News and Resources page to find out how you can get help.
I WANT TO
Volunteering is about giving your time and skills, unpaid, for the benefit of others or your wider community. It’s a really rewarding activity that can help you get involved in your local community, meet new people, develop your confidence and skills, and have fun!
To find a volunteer role that’s suitable for you, there are various places you can look:
Do-it.org advertises a wide range of volunteer opportunities - you can search by postcode here
Active Newham can link you up with a range of volunteer opportunities locally here
If you are looking for some volunteering that uses your professional skills, or perhaps a Trustee role search for your ideal role at Reach Volunteering here
You could find a local organisation you might like to volunteer with – many advertise volunteer vacancies on their websites or you can give them a call. Check out our Membership Directory here for a list of local organisations.
It might take a couple of tries before you find a volunteering role that’s right for you. Please be
patient if the organisation takes a while to get back to you – many organisations are really stretched
and struggle to answer every enquiry on time. Just given them a friendly reminder that you are still
interested in volunteering with them.
Good luck, and thank you for thinking of giving back to our wonderful community in Newham.