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


1st – 7th June is National Volunteers Week and a time where Volunteer Involving Organisations get to say an extra special thank you to all volunteers.

Volunteers Week 2021 is extra special as HVC are celebrating our 5th Birthday and the army of wonderful volunteers who signed up to volunteer and  have gone above and beyond throughout Covid-19!

Scroll through the pictures below and check out the incredible hours our vaccine volunteers have contributed.

Help us celebrate and say thank you to all the wonderful volunteers!









Securing Paid Employment

As a direct result of volunteering 304 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 3385 volunteers have saved £16.2m

Registered Volunteering Opportunities

Since 2016 Havering Volunteer Centre has registered 915 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 6297  individuals having registered to volunteer.

Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at 12:26pm
@LBofHavering Thanks @purplepenguin81 & @mummywarren for your lovely kind words but we really couldn't do half of what we do without our lovely #volunteers, we are very proud to have such wonderfully dedicated people by our side, so thank you for all that you do 💕
Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 8:06am
We are looking for extra volunteers to support the Vaccination Engagement Programme - please register and add a note to the free text box that you have seen this request - Please share this post - thank you 🐝 havering_vc photo
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 8:47am
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Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 10:56am
DAY 7 #volunteersweek2021
Volunteers have covered a whopping 25,313 volunteering hours in 6mnth! This is momentous & evidence how triumphant volunteering in Havering has been.
We ask that today you thank those wonderful volunteers.
@LBofHavering @AndrewRosindell @NHS_BHR
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Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at 7:47am
DAY 6 #volunteersweek2021
Check these top 10
HVC volunteers are incredible, to achieve this in 6 months, an occasion long to remember! Congrats, we're very proud to welcome you as our volunteers, you should be equally proud to have achieved all that you have Havering! @NHS_BHR
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Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 6:12am
DAY 5 #volunteersweek2021
Look at those volunteering hours 151-200!
How incredible are HVC's volunteers!
Welcoming residents to receive their vaccines day in day out!
Lets give an extra big cheer to our vaccine volunteers today!
@LBofHavering @AndrewRosindell @NHS_BHR
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 12:18pm
@HavensVolunteer Good Sunny Afternoon, have sent you an email - looking forward to working in partnership with you. 🌞
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 7:43am
DAY 3 #volunteersweek2021
Celebrating our incredible volunteers who've volunteered 51-150 hrs at our 2 #vaccination sites in #Havering.

These #volunteers have welcomed hundreds of residents to safely receive their vaccine.
Lets say A huge Thank you to them!!
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 About Us

Havering Volunteer Centre (HVC) was founded on 6th October 2015 by the Chief Executive Officer; Shelley Hart and a Trustee Board which consisted of local people with skills, knowledge and experience of the voluntary, public and private sectors

HVC is the only licenced Volunteer Centre operating in Havering and works within the recognised Quality Accreditation Scheme operated by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), who are the national body for Volunteer Centre’s, with HVC attaining accreditation status in 2019.  HVC recognises the importance of obtaining accreditations and will continue to strive to achieve these recognised standards and maintain its excellent standing in the voluntary sector.

Our Vision

To enable positive change to lives and communitites through volunteering.

Continue to make a difference through creating thriving and diverse volunteering opportunities for individuals, working with our partners to support, enhance and develop their volunteering opportunities. 

Our Mission

To create and support a broad spectrum of volunteering opportunities.

Generating sustainable and valuable relationships between volunteers and organisations enabling mutual repsect and allowing meaningful ways to acheive and empower their aspirations. 

Available job opportunities across our Voluntary and Community Sector Partners

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