Be the Change. Volunteer.

Hands On London is a registered charity (1140291), dedicated to community based volunteering. Our mission is to equip, motivate and inspire people to take action that changes the world.

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How it Works

We make volunteering in London flexible, accessible, convenient and efficient. With Hands On London, volunteering in London is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Register - create an HOL account to log on to our website.

2. Attend a one-off orientation session - See below for the next available orientation session dates and email us at to book your slot.

3.  Volunteer - Search our online calendar for volunteer opportunities that interest you and fit in with your schedule, sign up via the HOL online calendar and go!

About Hands On London

Founded in 2010, Hands On London is a registered charity that acts as an intermediary between not-for-profits, charities, community groups and volunteers (both individuals and corporates). We offer flexible and diverse volunteering opportunities across Greater London with our growing network of charity partners.

We source volunteers for charities' ongoing projects and design and manage new projects that support these organisations.

Inspired by New York Cares, we work closely with the global umbrella organisation, Hands On Network.

Raise Funds for Hands On London

Keen on doing something different for charity? If you are interested in raising funds for Hands On London by doing activities such as Sky diving, Half Marathon or Three Peaks Challenge, then please email


All HOL registered volunteers need to attend a one-off orientation session to be able to sign up to HOL volunteer projects.

The session lasts approximately 45 minutes and introduces our aim and mission and some of the friendly faces behind HOL. It also gives volunteers a chance to meet each other and learn more about their roles, our charity partners, how to use the website and the nitty gritty details surrounding signing up to volunteer opportunities. As volunteering with Hands On London is free, we kindly suggest a £5 donation from individuals at our Orientation session.

Upcoming Orientations

Orientation Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 18:00 to 19:00
St John at Hackney Church
Lower Clapton Road, London, e5

Please email to book onto this session.

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