Passionate about local, healthy, sustainable food? Got some time on your hands to give to a worthwhile cause? Then why not volunteer for Made In Hackney.

Ways To Volunteer

Become a Batch Cooking Assistant

Assist the batch cooking sessions to ease food access needs for participants and local food banks. Volunteers and participants cook 200 meals together for the wider community that also includes the participants to take home for the week. The rest of the meals will be delivered to local community food banks and members who are not physically mobile.

Time commitments: Mondays 9:30am - 2:30pm or Fridays 9:30am - 2:30pm

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Become A Project Assistant

Want hands on experience running an ambitious community project? Looking to change career and move into the charity/community food sector but lack real-world experience to get a job? Then this could be the opportunity for you. Only apply if you can commit to volunteering a minimum of 7 hours each week for three months. Excellent communication, organisational, computer literacy and social media skills essential.

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Become A Class Host

Note: This role can be either supporting online classes on Zoom or face to face classes at our cookery school.

Are you friendly, organised and good with people? Knowledgeable about global food issues and keen to share this information with others? Would you thrive off supporting and encouraging people to do their best in a MIH cookery class? Then this could be the post for you. Sense of humour, patience and knowledge of food issues all essential.

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Offer Your Skills

Are you a campaigner, fundraiser, carpenter, plumber, up-cycler, tech person, PR, photographer, filmmaker, copy writer, designer or artisan food maker? Want to offer your services pro-bono to a worthwhile local cause where you can really see its impact? Then why not get in touch with MIH to see how you can contribute to the Made In Hackney local food mission.

Become an Events Volunteer

Do you like meeting people? Working outside? Being at a market or festival? We'd love you to join our team of Events Volunteers to help us set up and run a Made in Hackney Information stand at markets, shows, fun days and festivals. These may include Stoke Newington Farmers Market, Broadway Market, VegFest, The Restaurant Show, Woodberry Downs Estate Summer fair and many others.

You will need to be a good organiser, confident to deal with the public and happy to work independently with other volunteers, sometimes taking the responsibility to set up the stand in the morning or pack up at end of the day.

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Become a Trustee

We do not currently have any trustee vacancies. View our current Board of Trustees

Online Application Form

To apply for any of the above please fill in our online application form using the button above. We get a very high volume of applications so please allow a few weeks for a reply.

If you need assistance completing this application form or need to complete a paper copy please call us on 02084424266.

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