Welcome to our volunteer opportunities. We hope that you find something that interests you.

  • Purple Pot ambassadors needed in Ilford, Walthamstow, Loughton, Debden, Epping, Wanstead, Harlow, Enfield, Dagenham and Barking, Chadwell Heath and Romford, particularly in the highlighted areas. The role involves managing the area/high streets; keeping a check on the existing boxes and replacing them when required. Our team will provide you with a detailed area sheet and admin and office support.
  • Retail Assistants - We need support in our shops.  If you would like to volunteer as a retail assistant we have seven shops in Crouch End, Epping, Romford, Loughton, Chingford, North Chingford and Leytonstone.  We particularly need volunteers in our Romford, North Chingford and Crouch End shop.
  • eBay volunteer - we need a volunteer who is familiar with selling items on eBay and who understands the general principles of selling online.  The role involves assisting our Online Sales Manager and helping to sort through donations, researching to identify an items value and also basic help with postage and packaging. 

If you'd like to help out with any of the above please contact Lisa.


Thursday 14th November - Wanstead

December - Bucket-a-thon - See below

We also need bucket collectors at events and some local supermarkets so if you would like to get involved please contact Lisa.




  • Date : Saturday 30th November 2019
  • Time : 10am - 4pm
  • Venue : Haven House Children's Hospice

Come and help us with our Christmas Fayre.  There will be a Santa's Grotto, gift marketplace, festive tea rooms, food and drink and fun and games.  We need volunteers in all areas of the fayre and also to help with set up and take down. 


We will be holding our annual Bucket-a-thon through the whole of December.  Dates and times are listed below for London Underground stations and supermarkets with some dates to be confirmed.   

Tuesday 3rd Woodford
Wednesday 4th Theydon Bois
Thursday 5th Westminster
Thursday 5th Debden
Friday 6th Epping
Monday 9th Southgate
Tuesday 10th Stratford
Wednesday 11th Blackhorse Road
Thursday 12th Warren Street
Friday 13th Highbury & Islington
Friday 13th Leytonstone
Friday 13th Loughton
Friday 13th Waitrose South Woodford
Saturday 14th Waitrose South Woodford
Sunday 15th Waitrose South Woodford
Monday 16th tbc
Tuesday 17th South Woodford
Wednesday 18th tbc
Thursday 19th Canning Town
Monday 23rd Waterloo

We are looking for volunteers and also Choirs so if you are a member of a choir you think might be interested in attending, please do let me know.


  • Date : Tuesday 10th December
  • Time : pm  (tbc)
  • Venue : Manor House, Wanstead

This is a social event for local businesses and we need a couple of volunteers to run a raffle. 


  • Date : Saturday 14th December
  • Time : 11am - 8pm
  • Venue : Wanstead

We are looking for volunteers to run a tombola stall at the Treehouse Nursery School Christmas Market.  As it will be outside, we have broken the day down into shifts : 10.30am - 1pm/ 1.30pm - 5pm/ 5pm - 8pm.  If you can cover a shift please do let me know.


  • Date : Sunday 15th December
  • Time : 11am - 4pm
  • Venue : North Weald

Get very much into the festive spirit at the Greenacres Concert.  We are looking for 3 - 5 volunteers to help with a raffle and also selling drinks and mince pies.

Please do remember to visit this page as new opportunities will be updated regularly.

To find out more or for any other volunteering queries, please contact:

Lisa Maddox
Volunteer Manager
020 8498 5853