Jobs and training

Volunteering helps people to gain knowledge, work experience, and confidence and skills to tackle the world of work. It is also a great way to contribute to your community and make a difference.

Make a difference

The benefits of Volunteering are:

  • Helps you to decide what career you might want to do
  • Allows you to develop practical skills
  • Gain knowledge and experience that you can add to your CV
  • Meet new people within your local community

Volunteers are often supported by volunteer staff, there to guide and support new volunteers to get the most out of their opportunity. Most volunteers choose the days of the week and hours of the day they work.

Understand if volunteering will affect your ability to receive Universal Credit

Opportunities with the council

Check out the volunteering opportunities with the council: 

Find further information and opportunities with do-it.org

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, please email stepsintowork@walthamforest.gov.uk