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

We need volunteers for a wide variety of non-profit organisations and groups across the London Borough of Havering. Could that be you?









Securing Paid Employment

As a direct result of volunteering 210 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 668 volunteers have saved £3,160,976

Registered Volunteering Opportunities

Since 2016 Havering Volunteer Centre has registered 525 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 2550 individuals having registered an interest in volunteering.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 7:44am
@Clinks_Tweets @TransformJust1 @unlockcharity (4) unfortunately we will never move away from DBS checks however there needs to be a way to hold that information where applicable but be 100% supportive to that person and enable them to access the same opportunities in life instead of slamming doors!
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 7:40am
@Clinks_Tweets @TransformJust1 @unlockcharity (3) improve employability prospects.
We have found an open approach and open dialogue is far better than anything a DBS check may or may not throw up. Basic opportunities in life such as volunteering really shouldn't be this hard!!!
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 7:38am
@Clinks_Tweets @TransformJust1 @unlockcharity (2) the #DBS culture is a blanket, something they can wave around if something does occur, rather than updating their internal practices, risk assessments or due diligence they'd rather turn away a person who is just looking go do something useful with their time, reconnect or
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 7:35am
@Clinks_Tweets @TransformJust1 @unlockcharity (1) There needs to be some form of acceptance or middle ground. Time and time again we see barriers put up for those that have a disclosure on their DBS when it comes to #volunteering in #havering we're working constantly to provide equal access to #opportunity.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 6:12am
@LondonFire We have 🧡'd working with Mark and the rest of the Cycle Team - enjoy retirement and don't forget where we are!

 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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