The Havering Volunteer Centre is a local charity that will help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity.


Requests for the services we provide are in high demand with support needs growing day by day.

We have adapted our service to provide an essential lifeline to the  community.

We are proud to have won a Sun 50 grant, celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Visit to see more on the campaign and learn a little more about some of the winners.” One of our wonderful volunteers Kelly nominated HVC for the Sun 50 Grant and we were lucky enough to have been chose.  This funding will help massively in supporting our community especially at this strange and difficult time. Thank you for your support it really has made a huge difference to our small but mighty charity.










Securing Paid Employment

As a direct result of volunteering 290 individuals that Havering Volunteer Centre have supported went on to secure paid employment.

Saving for the economy of Havering

We know that on average one volunteer will complete 7 hours of volunteering over 1 week. Using GLV’s calculation 2735 volunteers have saved £12.9m

Registered Volunteering Opportunities

Since 2016 Havering Volunteer Centre has registered 800 volunteering opportunities, in many fields.

People Interested in Volunteering

Since opening our doors in 2016 we have seen a steady interest in volunteering to date, with 4847 individuals having registered to volunteer.
Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 4:49pm
And so totally committed to the community......
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Tandoori Lounge @TandooriLounge
Tandoori Lounge - The only Punjabi restaurant in Hornchurch.

Open 6 days a week - Tuesdays - Sundays for dine in or Takeaways
Call 01708-564767 to book your table.

Takeaways available via @justeastuk @deliveroo @ubereats or by calling 01708-564767

Photo credit @liv4moments_
Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 11:16am
Big HVC thank you @themercurymall Romford for sharing your Aladdin's Cave of delights with us to help make this event spooktacular!

Not So Scary Havering Halloween Trail half term 19th Oct - 6th Nov get your activity pack and goodie bag below.........
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Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 6:26pm
Last few days to book......

Ever thought about becoming a trustee?

Not sure where to start....

We have the answer....
#VolunteerCentre #Trusteeship #ChangeMaker #RT
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Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at 5:21am
Are you creative?

Usually decorate a pumpkin for trick or treaters?

Don't want to miss out this year?

Bring your pumpkins to our offices in Romford or The 'Secret' Blind Garden from 16th October to 2nd November and have them proudly displayed at 'Not so Scary Halloween Trail'
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Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 5:38am
Havering Community Hub - Having a Virtual Cuppa - Havering Volunteer Centre
Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 12:27pm
We've all got a Stress Container - What's in yours? Visit the Stress Container tool to learn more #AddressYourStress @MHFAEngland
Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 5:48am
@purplepenguin81 We are super looking forward to having you back with us, I think you will be pleasantly surprised how HVC looks 😆
Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 12:52pm

Want to know how to recruit the right Trustees for your board?

Want to discover how to fill the voids in your skills gaps?

Click the link below.....

#TrusteeRecruitment #charity #VolunteerCentre #zoom
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Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 6:41am
We're off to a flying start with our 5th pledge received!!

Back our campaign by donating the cost of your coffee and sharing your good deed with your friends and family!

All money raised is to improve the Secret Garden for the Blind, read our campaign:
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Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 2:02pm
@purplepenguin81 how many times are you going to hit the visor with said drink bottle 🤣🤣
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 9:38am
Donate the cost of a cup of coffee - £3 to project will make a difference!
Crowdfunding to improve enjoyment of sensory impaired @ Secret Garden for the Blind.
Every penny helps!!
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Sunday, September 6th, 2020 at 4:47pm
More items have magically arrived at Fairy Land for an extended stay, they've had lots of lovely visitors stop by and say hi, so before they disappear, grab your activity pack and come enjoy the magic and explore......

 About Us

Based in the heart of Romford the Havering Volunteer Centre (HVC) provides a comprehensive volunteering service to all volunteer-involving organisations and volunteers in Havering.

Our Mission

Our goal is to promote volunteering opportunities that have a positive impact on volunteers, charities and the community and we firmly believe that volunteering enriches lives, enhances local services and increases cohesion in the community.

Volunteering Opportunities

Tea Bar Helper

ROMFORD MAGISTRATES COURT Romford RM1 3BH Places available: 1 About the opportunity Havering Volunteer Centre are embarking on a new adventure and opening a Tea Bar situated in the Magistrates Court in Main Road, Romford. Our Tea Bar Helpers will be at the...

Admin Assistant

HAVERING VOLUNTEER CENTRE Romford RM1 1HR Places available: 1 About the opportunity We are looking for a friendly, well presented person on Reception at our volunteer centre in Romford and be the first point of contact for those using the centre as well as...

Volunteer Pathway Adviser

HAVERING VOLUNTEER CENTRE Romford RM1 1HR Places available: 5 About the opportunity Have you always had a longing to volunteer but unsure what charity to dedicate your time to? A passion for helping and empowering individuals and enhance the Havering...

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