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









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.

Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 9:40am
#HVC are calling for volunteers to help #HaveringMind with their WinterWonderland - contact HVC 01708 922214 or for dates and times if you are available help #itschristmas 🎅🎄
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 9:32am
@TapestryCare @haveringlibdems @JuliaLopezMP @LBofHavering @HaveringDaily @RomfordRecorder @VolunteersWeek @DABDuk @DementiaUK These look great, can you send us over your role descriptions to the usual email address please - we can then get engaging volunteers for you, we have plenty of people looking for wonderful roles just like these!
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 5:44pm
@MPRomfordcoop Thanks Pat, it's truly an honour for both Shelley and I to receive an award like this, it means the world to us!
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 12:06pm
Come and say Hi to us at @LibertyRomford you'll find us in the walk way by the car park havering_vc photo
Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 9:19am
Pop along and say hello to @HAD_Havering today, we've offered our @LibertyRomford unit out to our VCS partners for a few days so they can raise awareness of their services. havering_vc photo
Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 5:00pm
Come and support @SFHUK at the @LibertyRomford by the pay machines today - hear all about their fantastic services and all the goodies they have on offer havering_vc photo
Friday, November 5th, 2021 at 4:05am
@Ruthyphro @HaveringDaily Totally agree, get our future involved now to implement change!
Well done guys 🐝💪🏼
havering_vc photo
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 12:24pm
Please utilise Volunteer Centres and not re-invent the wheel - inject infrastructure into those already doing - we have the knowledge and experience @sccoalition @TeamLDN @londonplus18 @AndrewRosindell @VCCroydon @VCTowerHamlets @VCRedbridge @VCIslington
Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 7:24am
Havering Volunteer Centre is temporarily closed due to an incident havering_vc photo
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 12:47pm
@purplepenguin81 I wondered this but thought maybe I missed something from years ago, I don't know much about Nick Cotton's dad, did he have an affair? Have no explanation for Jack though!
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 1:24pm
We are still looking for more cardboard boxes - roughly 3 bags fill one box and we still have a mountain to get through - send your unwanted our way please 🐝 havering_vc photo
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 2:30pm
Our wonderful volunteers have been slogging all day at donations received for #AfghanRefugees if we've sorted 5% of the mountain it will be a miracle!! Hats of to an incredible team of volunteers!!! We are still in need of boxes and refreshments for the team - Thanks Guys! havering_vc photo
Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at 5:08pm
@dunnen @LBofHavering @MPRomfordcoop @Shurgard @bigyellowss @amazon @TescoElmPark @themercurymall Hi Nicky, we currently have around 1000 bags to sort through so are putting a hold on donations. Currently in desperate need of the above items for this week.

 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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