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.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 8:11am
HVC are launching #HappyToBeVolunteering campaign to spread #positivity in the community, to highlight the wonderful things still going on in the world, especially within #Havering!

Please show them some love by RT, liking and commenting.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at 7:02am
We just wanted to thank our friends @BreweryRomford for supporting Havering Volunteer Centre with its support for the community and our volunteers! #HaveringHeroes havering_vc photo
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 9:31am
#volunteersWeek big thank you to Havering BME Forum volunteers who have assisted in supporting weekly drop in sessions and various cultural events - YOU ROCK!!!

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 4:30am
#VolunteerWeek @Havering Association for People with Disabilities are missing all their volunteers and service users and can't wait to welcome you all back to the HAD Family!

Today HAD we are celebrating all your wonderful volunteers - THANK YOU!
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 2:26pm
#VolunteersWeek Volunteer Hero recognition for @age_uk Barking, Havering & Redbridge Di's Diamonds Volunteers who dedicate their time organising trips & social events for their members.

From HVC to the Diamond Volunteers - Thank you for all your hard work!
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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 12:30pm
😇😇😇😇 #LDNCivSocStories #VolunteersWeek2020 #HaveringHeroes
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Havering Council @LBofHavering
The @havering_vc has asked residents what makes our volunteers so wonderful.

What would you say to the #HaveringHeroes who have shown our community support, not just through coronavirus, but the whole year?
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 2:57am
Here's to our BHRUT #HaveringHero Volunteers nominated by fellow volunteer Janne - there are hundreds of volunteers who make an outstanding contribution to both Queen's and King George's Hospitals - WE THANK YOU ALL & know you can't wait to get back!!!

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Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 2:43pm
#HaveringHero John Slattery was nominated by Sandra as a volunteer who deserves recognition!

John has dedicated an incredible amount of time to Sight Action

Way to go John!!

#CheerfortheHaveringVolunteers #cheerstovolunteers @LBofHavering #VolunteersWeek2020
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Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 11:50am
To kick start volunteers week here is a message from HVC's Chair of Trustee's with a message of thanks to the hundreds of volunteers in Havering.......
#VolunteersWeek2020 #CheersForVolunteers #CheerfortheHaveringVolunteer #VolunteersWeek
Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 2:54am
Visit our website to download your free bunting!
Help us celebrate Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2020.......let's say #CheersfortheHaveringVolunteers
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 1:38pm
You are more than welcome - Just one of the little ways we can continue to help keep Havering safe in partnership with @Havering_Health
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 5:19pm
#CheerfortheHaveringVolunteers on Monday 1st June launching @VolunteersWeek join us on your #doorstep for one night at 8pm to #cheer for all the wonderful #volunteers.

It's time to #Celebrate our borough's unsung #HaveringHeroes!

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 6:38pm
We had a lovely catch up with our #Volunteers today, some of us haven't seen each other since the beginning of March so it was a real Saturday afternoon treat! Big HVC wrap around hug to you all 💙🧡💙🧡 havering_vc photo

 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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