Help us!

Choose from the following! Would you like to help co-ordinate the development of Hackney Freecycle, or help prepare an action plan, maybe supervise the recruitment and training of volunteers, or how about manage the promotion of Hackney Freecycle at external events and activities?

Great!! In return you will increase your knowledge of the community sector and have the opportunity to display your management and leadership skills. Looks good on your CV! And we have lots of information and training available.

Whether you can spare an hour a week, or a week or two, we would be pleased to hear from you! The kind of person we are looking is prepared to consider:

Main responsibilities:

  • Help prepare a development plan
  • Help with the recruitment, training and induction of volunteers
  • Help organise at events and activities
  • Moderate the message exchange board

Hackney Freecycle plans to:

  • increase the number of moderators who are responsible for approving messages, approving applications for membership and answering emails.
  • increase the number of members by promoting Hackney Freecycle to the general public and local businesses

What we are looking for?

Essential skills and knowledge are:

  • Previous management experience
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to lead a small team and on own initiative
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self Motivated
  • Commitment to equal opportunities

Desirable skills and knowledge are:

  • Knowledge of recycling
  • Experience of running events
  • Able to write or develop an action plan or business plan
  • Commitment to the development of local communities

When can you do this role?

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun

Where to volunteer

This role could be home based or office based.

Our offices are on Ashwin Street, the dog-leg street that runs behind Dalston Junction, from McDonalds to the new Dalston Station. Our office is in the Print House, which is next to Cafe Oto.

Interested? Please let us know below

4 thoughts on “Help us!

  1. rafae22a

    Hello –


    I would be very interested in volunteering with
    Freecycle.  I have previous management
    experience and several years experience of volunteer management and
    development.  My knowledge of recycling
    isn’t great but I do have experience of running events; the ability to write or
    develop an action plan or business plan; a strong commitment to the development
    of local communities.


    I live in Hackney and am currently on the board of a local
    development charity.


    Please let me know if you think I could be helpful.



  2. Pete Masters

     Hi guys, I notice your twitter account has gone a bit quiet since May (and was fairly sporadic before that)! I’d like to offer to take over the management of it if this is something you guys would be up for discussing. I am now a freelance carpenter but until recently worked as digital content manager and blogging coordinator at Medecins Sans Frontieres in London. I set up their twitter and other social media profiles from scratch (@msf_uk) and also managed their international blogging platform ( I have been an active freecycle user in hackney for six-odd years and love the group and the ethos.

    I live round the corner from your office so can pop round for a chat if you are interested…



  3. Nick Amery

    Hi, I am interested in volunteering and helping develop the project and site. I certainly agree with Pete Masters’ comments below. There is a significant amount of potential here that I believe is unrealised. Please contact me so we could discuss further.


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