Volunteering

Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of Lordship Hub, especially the café. Some people offer their time for one-off events or projects and some people stay with us for years. Everyone has their own reason for volunteering and each volunteer is valued. You can read more about some of our volunteers’ experiences below and if that inspires you to get involved too then definitely get in touch! 

To become a volunteer, you can complete the form below. If you would like to arrange a time for an informal chat, or to discuss potential partnership working please contact Issy, our volunteer co-ordinator on Issy@lordshiphub.org.uk or 020 8885 5684 (Tuesday, Wednesday and 10-4pm)

As a volunteer you will automatically receive Hub membership, free for a year.

Volunteer Day 6 June 2021…

We asked some of our volunteers to talk about their

experience of volunteering at Lordship Hub and this is what they said

Cynthia

I am a very helpful person, I like to help people. I’m a very good grandma (nana)

How did you find out about Lordship Hub?

A friend told me about it

Why did you get involved?

I’ve been working at the Hub for about 4 or 5 years.

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I came because I was on unemployment support and now I’m volunteering they have stopped bothering me. It’s local to me.

What is your role and what does it involve?

I like to do everything apart from the coffee machine. I bake lots of cakes, maybe as many as 3 or 4 each session. I’ll clean, scrub, do anything but not the coffee machine.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteering?

Meeting other people. I like the opportunity to be creative. I am proud of how my cakes look and taste.

What do you love about Lordship Hub?

The people are friendly and very welcoming.

Why is Lordship Hub different?

Our produce is home-made!

If you had to design an advert to promote Lordship Hub what would it say?

Come and have a cup of coffee and a slice of my cake – have a chat

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Carl

How did you find out about Lordship Hub?

I knew that I wanted to volunteer to give back to my community. I did an internet search for local volunteering and Lordship Hub came up.

Why did you get involved?

I wanted a new experience that would get me out of the house and involved in
something local where I could interact with new people.

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What is your role and what does it involve?

I volunteer my time in the café. I have learned how to cook, bake cakes and prepare coffees. It has also improved my customer services skills as it involves a lot of
interaction with customers.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteering?

I love baking, which I have never done in my life before! I never imagined baking a chocolate brownie would be so satisfying.

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Issy

I moved to Tottenham in 1986 because it is the greenest borough in London and I was attracted to the community spirit of resistance & rebellion.

How did you find out about Lordship Hub?

Lordship Rec is my nearest park that I enjoyed when my children were little before it began to decline. I was so impressed by how local people literally brought it back to life and created such a wonderful building at its heart.

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Why did you get involved?

I wanted to become a member of this inspiring community collective – then no-one could tell me how I could do that so I created the role of membership secretary!

What is your role and what does it involve?

I am a Board member with the role of membership secretary so I contribute to our regular management meetings. I have initiated social events for members and helped to organise our annual celebration of the hub’s birthday. I created the crowd-funder film with Joan.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteering?

Meeting other local people who love the hub. Being part of this community-led organisation in my local park. Contributing to the hubs continued existence and growth. I enjoy volunteering in the café too as I love the energy and friendly vibes and I love cooking.

What do you love about Lordship Hub?

Everything. The style of the café. The art exhibitions. The classes and activities. The inclusion of adults with disabilities. The energy & organisation. The connection to
the park that it sits in the centre of. Its existence is an incredible achievement that gets richer the more people get involved.

Why is Lordship Hub different?

It is a community collective so everyone’s voice adds an important contribution and perspective.

If you had to design an advert to promote Lordship Hub what would it say?

Community Building in Every sense

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Volunteer

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Please download our Handbook and Volunteer Policy to learn about our Principles, Roles and Responsibilities and more

Free Food Project on Thursdays

There are many ways to volunteer and help is always welcome ❤