Want to start volunteering?

Volunteers working with residents

We have opportunities for people wishing to volunteer in the communities we work in. With schemes spead around east London and Essex, the need for help grows every year.

We are committed to giving our service users the best experiences, so they can live their lives as independently possible.

Are you:

  • Reliable and flexible
  • Commited to social integration
  • A good role model
  • Approachable and practical
  • Willing to learn

If you answer yes to any of the above we are looking for volunteers like you. You can see profiles of the different volunteering options at the bottom of the page.

Our volunteers:

  • Meet a wide range of people
  • Participate alongside staff and fellow volunteers
  • Learn new skills
  • Share their skills with others
  • Help our residents develop independent living skills

In return we provide:

  • Travel expenses
  • Free training
  • Professional support
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • A friendly and fun environment
  • Positive challenges
  • Satisfaction and reward

Investing in volunteers

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or wish to discuss our volunteering opportunities in more detail, please contact:

Pat Desir, Volunteer Coordinator
020 8522 2282
admin.volunteer@east-thames.co.uk

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering please attend an information session. Information sessions for volunteering projects will be held every second Thursday and every fourth Tuesday of the month.

The information sessions are held at the East Thames offices in Stratford:
29-35 West Ham Lane, Stratford, London E15 4PH
The office is less than a 10 minute walk from the Stratford station. View map.