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 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 12th September - Loughton

Wednesday 18th September - Liverpool Street

Thursday 14th November - Wanstead

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




  • Date : 22nd September 2019
  • Venues : Roding Valley Recreation Ground and South Loughton Cricket Club
  • Time : 12 - 5pm

This is an exciting new event which is aimed at bringing the community together for an afternoon of health and wellbeing and to encourage people to try out different activities available in the area and find out what is available to them.  There will be lots of fun for all the family.   2 or 3 Volunteers are needed for this event.


  • Dates: Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October 2019 10am-5pm 
  • Venue: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock
  • Task:   to help run the kids zone

We are delighted to have been chosen by Media10 as their charity partner for this year’s Cake and Bake Show at the ExCeL from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October.

We will be in the kids zone, where our activities will include cookie decorating and creative cake design and colouring.

We are offering free tickets to the Show (adult ticket price is £14) for anyone who is willing to volunteer 4 hours to help with some fun with the kids.

The show is open from 10am -5pm every day and volunteer slots will be from 10am-1.30pm or 1.30pm - 5pm. That gives you half a day to see celebrity chefs, including Great British Bake Off contestants, demonstrate their skill and visit the baking theatre where the Illusion Cakes competition is expected to deliver everything from anti-gravity cakes to cakes cleverly disguised as food. We only have a limited number of tickets, so please contact me if you would like to take up this opportunity.  Please follow the link to find out more about the show https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/the-cake-and-bake-show-2019


  • Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
  • Further details to follow with locations and times.

We are looking for volunteers to cheer on our runners in the marathon.  


  • Date : Sunday 27th October 2019
  • Venue : Haven House Children's Hospice

Volunteer at Pumpkin Plod our annual event full of Pumpkin activities.  Starting with a 10k and 5K run in the morning and finishing with a 5K and 2K family walk in the afternoon, this is your opportunity to join the fun and be part of one of our biggest community events.  We need volunteers to marshall the route and to help in the Event Village at the start and finish areas.  We need approximately 90 volunteers for this event so if you can help please contact me via the link below.


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

Further information to follow


  • Dates and times to follow but all collections will be after 3pm.

We will be holding our annual Bucket-a-thon through the whole of December.  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. 

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