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Volunteer Centre Hackney - Step Up - supported volunteering & employment project

Unit 13, Springfield House,
5 Tyssen Street,
E8 2LY
Telephone: 020 7241 4443 extension 203


Who we are:

Step Up - supported volunteering & employment project could help you find useful and supportive placements.

Step Up is an innovative project that supports people with mental health problems to access volunteering as part of their mental health recovery and personal journey towards employment.

Volunteering has many benefits to mental, emotional and social wellbeing.


What we do:

If you have had difficulties with mental health problems then you may feel unsure of how other people are going to treat you, you might be feeling low in confidence and self-esteem, or you might want to get a job but need to learn some new or refresh your work-based skills and experience.

Support for you - We use a range of different strategies to support people to move on with their lives and find and sustain a paid job.

These include:

  • Workshops
  • group sessions
  • personal mentors to give more in-depth support,
  • employability workshops
  • 1:1 support from an employment advisor


We organise group volunteering sessions and encourage and support everyone involved with Step Up to share their skills.

As part of the project our participants have organised their own activities including walks, fitness sessions, gardening projects and art workshops.

We are always interested in new ideas.

We value and support our staff - All our volunteer mentors receive training in Mental Health Awareness, Mentoring and Coaching.

Ongoing support is offered through monthly Mentor Forums and staff are always on hand to offer their advice and share their knowledge.

Record Last Updated on: 17/05/2018

Time / Date Details

Time of day

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Session Information

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 56, 242, 277

Train: Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland

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