Become a volunteer

‘It’s given me reassurance that I can learn a new skill in retirement.’

Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills for work, meet new people and contribute to your local community.
It can also increase your self-esteem and confidence. Waltham Forest has volunteering opportunities for all abilities, ages and levels of commitment including English Conversation Club volunteers.

Volunteer to lead an English Conversation Club

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Local volunteers lead our Conversation Clubs in the community. Our clubs have been hugely successful since we started in 2016. How to become a Conversation Club volunteer

‘I love watching the confidence of people grow, often within the first session as they relax and realise that the group is very supportive of each other.’

Be there for London: volunteer as a police officer

Logo displaying crest, Metropolitan Police, Working together for a safer LondonSpecial constables are volunteer police officers who play a vital role in our mission to make London safer. By investing your free time, you can make a real difference to our city. You’ll have the same powers as a regular police constable and will get a tremendous amount of pride from giving back to the community.

Those committed to taking on this exciting and rewarding role will need to complete a minimum of 200 hours annually, equating to 16 hours per month.

You will wear the same uniform and have the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers and enjoy a variety of roles and carry out the same duties as paid Police Officers.

Recruiting in Waltham Forest and Newham

Apply to become a special constable

Questions about joining? Email Declan.Halton-Woodward@met.police.uk