Volunteering in Waltham Forest

Connecting Communities calls on everyone in our borough to act, engage and participate in growing a stronger and more sustainable community. Volunteering is one way to do this.

Volunteering involves spending time doing something that benefits others. Volunteering can help you gain new skills and experiences, meet new people and make a difference to your local community.

Through Connecting Communities, we are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in Waltham forest. Our volunteering service is designed to find the right volunteering opportunity in Waltham Forest for you.

Talk to a volunteer adviser

We offer 1:1 advice appointments to anyone who is interested in volunteering. They are designed to help to find the right volunteer opportunity for you. During these appointments we support individuals to search for volunteer roles that match their interests, motivations and time commitments. 

If you would like to discuss your volunteering options with our adviser, please call us on 020 38939792 or email diana.hardman@walthamforest.gov.uk 

Find volunteer opportunities online

There are lots of forums online that advertise opportunities in this borough. Below are some of our favourites.


Do-it is the UK’s national volunteering database that makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community. It lists thousands of volunteering opportunities from charities and other non-profits.

Team London

Advertises London based volunteering roles from a wide range of approved organisations. They source both one-off and long term volunteering roles so there is something for everyone.


Vinspired is the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds. They help young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.