26 January 2023 | Volunteering | Back to Blog

Three volunteering opportunities in east London

Our community of guardians in east London is growing. With lots of new properties becoming available in Poplar, we thought we’d share some great volunteering opportunities in east London.

Every month, our guardians each spend at least 16 hours volunteering for a cause they care about. In 2022, our east London guardians collectively contributed 5,044 hours volunteering for a wide variety of organisations.

Whether you’re a veteran volunteer looking to switch it up, or a new Dot Dot Dot guardian taking your first steps to become a volunteer, check out these local opportunities.

1) Felix Project 

The Felix Project is a charity combatting food poverty and food waste. Their vision is a London where no one goes hungry and food never ends up in landfill. They save surplus food from the food industry, and deliver it to 1000s of different charities, primary schools and holiday programmes across the capital.

The Felix Project has a variety of locations across London. Their warehouse in Poplar, east London delivers food to local charities which support people in the area who are currently experiencing food poverty.

Find out how you can help.

2) Neighbours in Poplar

Neighbours in Poplar works with vulnerable people in the area to reduce isolation and loneliness by building community networks. Their vision is to enable vulnerable people, especially those living alone, to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

You can support Neighbours in Poplar in a variety of different ways whether it’s befriending service users or providing office support.

Get involved.

3) Poplar HARCA

Poplar HARCA is an award-winning housing and regeneration community association in east London. With social justice at their core, their purpose is to build communities through exceptional homes. Each year they invest in community regeneration; helping east Londoners into work, providing creative spaces for young people, and leading initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

Poplar HARCA have lots of volunteering opportunities in east London. They have community support positions, student placements and a Spotlight youth centre to help engage young people.

See all their available opportunities.


Properties in Poplar

Our self-contained 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed flats in Poplar are within easy reach of Langdon Park and All Saints DLR providing quick access to Stratford and Bank. You’re nearby to riverside walks and leisure activities, as well as the colourful murals on Aberfeldy Street.

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