If you need help with finding the right position in the right organisation, please contact Ingrid by email at volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk.

at The Hornbeam Centre

Kitchen Volunteer

The purpose of this role is to help with cleaning and chopping vegetables, washing up and cleaning the kitchen, cooking and occasionally baking. We are looking for someone who has a friendly attitude, an interest in catering and/or vegan/vegetarian food and an awareness of health and hygiene. Download full role description here.

Café Volunteer

Are you interested in learning more about organic, sustainable food production? Do you want to pursue a career in catering? The Hornbeam is seeking  enthusiastic and committed volunteers to lead the running of its organic, vegan café during weekdays. This opportunity will be supported by training in sustainable catering, including low-impact suppliers, food safety, and barista skills. This role entails help taking orders from customers, serving food and beverages, washing up, clearing tables and handling money. We are looking for someone who has good communication skills, a friendly attitude, is able  to handle money, and has an awareness of health and hygiene. Download full role description here.

Administrative Volunteer

This key role involves helping with the running the Hornbeam Centre’s day to day administration and building management. I will involve answering the phone and emails, supporting room bookings and adding events to the website calendar. We are looking for someone with good communication skills, a basic knowledge of MS Excel and Word or OpenOffice and the ability to work without continual supervision. Download full role description here.

Promotion Volunteer

This key role involves supporting the promotion of the Hornbeam Centre’s aims, projects and events, in order increase local people’s awareness of, and engagement with, the centre. It will involve compiling & mailing out the “What’s on” events list, creating flyers and promoting events external. We are looking for someone who has very good communication skills, has knowledge in MS Word or OpenOffice and has the ability to work without continual supervision. Download full role description here.

Kids Kitchen Volunteers

Come and get involved with Kids Kitchen at the Hornbeam!  It’s fun, chaotic and inspiring – we really do create an impressively tasty lunch, harnessing the raw power of our under-5s! We run Kids Kitchen as volunteers. We bring our kids along – they are 2 and 3. These are great roles with or without kids in tow. There are two possible roles that we have thought of:

  • The ‘Get Involved’ Volunteer
  • Kids Kitchen: The ‘Chef’ Volunteer

Click here for more information about these roles.

 

Other roles to be listed soon…

  • Building Maintenance
  • IT Support
  • Fund-raising Volunteer

 

at OrganicLea

  • Veg Box Packer
  • Cycle and Van Delivery Volunteer
  • Stall Volunteer
  • Horticultural Assistant
  • and many more… (see website)

Growing site: 115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

Stall: outside of the Hornbeam Café (Saturdays)

For more information about OrganicLea and their volunteer positions, visit their website:

http://www.organiclea.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-on-our-sites/

 

at Forest RecyclingProject (FRP)

Work Experience 

A 12 week programme for 18-30 year olds who want to gain work experience: in return for your help operating our warehouse and paint shop we will provide structured support to help you identify and make progress towards your own employment and training goals. As a participant, you will also help us prepare and deliver a small project (possibly using our paint in your own community).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am-4 pm (Other days may be available if required)
Where: The Paint Place Warehouse in Leytonstone (near Leyton Midland Road) and The Paint Place Shop in Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms)
Commitment: Up to 3 days per week for 12 weeks

Warehouse Volunteer (The Paint Place Warehouse) 

We always need help sorting and mixing the reclaimed paint that we collect for redistribution. Warehouse volunteers play a crucial role in keeping an affordable supply of environmentally sustainable paint flowing out of FRP into the wider community. If you are prepared for physical work that can get a bit messy, this could be just for you.
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am-4 pm
Where: The Paint Place Warehouse in Leytonstone (near Leyton Midland Road)
Commitment: At least 1 day per week for at least 12 weeks

Community Outreach Volunteer (Free Paint 4 Hackney) 

FRP has 10,000 litres of free paint to give away to community projects and individuals living on low incomes in the London Borough of Hackney. Get in touch, if you are up for helping us tell people how they can take advantage of this opportunity.
When: Flexible
Where: : Generally out-and-about throughout Hackney, occasionally attending The Paint Place Warehouse in Leytonstone (near Leyton Midland Road) and The Paint Place Shop in Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms)Commitment: 1 days per week for 12 weeks

Retail Volunteer (The Paint Place Shop, FRP Centre)

Our paint shop at the FRP centre is where we trade to the general public. We need volunteers here who can help customers choose the right paint for them, carry out and record sales transactions and help to keep the shop nice and tidy. Let us know if you are up for helping us to sell thousands of litres of paint!
When: Tuesday- Friday 10 am-4 pm, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Where: The Paint Place Warehouse in Leytonstone (near Leyton Midland Road) and The Paint Place Shop in Walthamstow (near Bakers Arms)
Commitment: At least 1 day per week for at least 12 weeks

Events Volunteer (Give-or-Take)

FRP organise community waste exchange events, where people can leave items that they no longer need and collect things for which they have a use free of charge. Volunteers help with many aspects of these events from engaging with members of the public and staffing the stalls to giving our driver a hand with deliveries. This role particularly suits busy people who cannot commit to volunteering every week.
When: Flexible, when events are taking place, mostly on Saturdays
Where: On location, mainly in North East London
Commitment: Flexible, as and when required and you are available.

Address: 2c Bakers Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 9AW (next door to Hornbeam)

For more information about FRP and their volunteer positions, contact Eoin by email: volunteering@frponline.org.uk or telephone: 020 8539 3856.

Referral Agencies

If you are a referral agency, please email  volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk or call Ingrid on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 am – 6 pm on 02085586880, to learn more about the volunteering programme.