East London Cares
East London Cares is a community organisation tackling loneliness in east London, by bringing together older (65+) and younger (18 - 64) people from Tower Hamlets and Hackney together to share time, laughter, friendship and new experiences. East London is an area which in the last few years has undergone a rapid pace of change, and this has led to many older people feeling disconnected, and…

Come and join your younger and older neighbours at our free virtual Social Clubs hosted in East London or over Zoom, to help us tackle loneliness in our east London community. Our activities are different every month, and include Drag Queen Karaoke, virtual Choir Clubs, Seated Yoga, and clubs hosted by our partners such as Hackney Museum, the Barbican, the Old Vic and St. Margaret's House. You can sign up to as many or as little as you like. By coming along and sharing time, laughter, friendship and new experiences, you'll help our older neighbours feel more connected to their local community. To come along or hear more, you just need to sign up to one of our volunteer inductions here: https://eastlondoncares.org.uk/get-involved. If you're interested, you can aso host your own Social Club for your older neighbours (with the support of the team).

Time commitment

The great thing about signing up to get involved in our Social Clubs, is that there is no minimum or maximum commitment. After you've been along to our online induction, you can choose to come to as many or as little clubs as you'd like. We will email you every month with a list of the upcoming clubs available to book on to.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Social clubs are held online as well as in person, and numbers are kept safe and PPE worn.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.