Digital Hub Volunteer:
A new volunteer position has become available in our Digital Champion team! The volunteer is responsible for overseeing our Digital Drop-in sessions, for people who are digitally excluded. You would have to be available every Friday from 10.30am to 2.30pm. We are looking for long term commitment.
Connect Newham Telephone Befriender (Malayalam Speaker ONLY):
We are looking for Malayalam-speaking telephone befriending volunteers.
Do you have an hour per week to volunteer with Connect Newham, our befriending project that aims to support Newham residents experiencing loneliness and isolation?
Three months commitment.
Volunteer Community Chef:
You might be thinking, what’s a volunteer ‘Community Chef’? Well, it’s a person with the energy and time to invest in our Community Hub, cooking hot meals to our local community and creating a safe and welcoming space to support and empower local people, making them feel comfortable and connected.
Read some of our current volunteer’s stories here.
Do you want to become a volunteer?
Become a volunteer today.
Volunteering at The Renewal Programme is something we wholeheartedly encourage. There are many ways to get involved across our projects and truly make a difference to the people of Newham. You’ll also gain new skills, confidence and new friends at the same time.
Volunteers kindly give their time, passion and enthusiasm to help us achieve our main objective: to transform and empower the lives of those living within Newham.
Every day, the enormous range of skills, experience and expertise they bring makes us stronger as an organisation. This enables us to reach more people, establish wider networks and champion Newham residents.
Volunteering at the Renewal Programme can be an enriching and valuable experience. Our dedicated Volunteering team will be on hand to support you on your volunteer journey.
If you can’t find an answer to your question, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We love hearing from you and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.
Why volunteer at the Renewal Programme?
We currently have a team of 50 volunteer and we value their commitment and hard work. We could not operate without the dedication of our volunteers, who do an incredible job helping people living in the borough.
Who can volunteer at the Renewal Programme?
Volunteers must be over 18. We appreciate all of our volunteers and love welcoming new ones to the ever-growing team.
How much time do I have to give as a volunteer?
The amount of time needed is different for each vacancy, and we will always outline this within the role description.
What skills do I need to volunteer?
The skills required for a vacancy depends on the opportunity and the nature of the project. There is no specific set of skills needed for some roles, and we only look for enthusiasm, commitment, and workplace values. Role descriptions include role responsibilities.
What will I get out of volunteering?
The answer is this depends on your motivations for volunteering; it’s a great way to use your existing skills or give back to the community.
Similarly, individuals can also use volunteering to further their skills and knowledge and provide an opportunity for them to meet new people and gain confidence. In addition, volunteering looks great on CVs.
Do volunteers receive training?
Yes, volunteers receive necessary training from our internal Volunteering department. Training is usually internal, but external training opportunities will sometimes crop up. Volunteers are given the same training opportunities as employees.