Volunteering at Hackney Archives

Volunteers at Hackney Archives play a vital role in assisting the preservation and sharing of Hackney’s Heritage. Our volunteer roles vary depending on the current priorities of the service. We try to ensure that there are a range of opportunities available to suit volunteers with different goals and experience levels.

It is very important to us that volunteers gain as much as possible from the time they choose to share with us. From the beginning, we try our best to understand peoples’ reasons for volunteering and use this as a guide to matching applicants with the various opportunities we have on offer.

Hackney Archives is currently closed due the coronavirus outbreak and we are therefore not taking on volunteers for the foreseeable future. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer interest form and one of our team will contact you when a suitable opportunity arises.

Page updated on: 22 April 2020

Hackney Archives


Dalston CLR James Library
Dalston Square
E8 3BQ


Opening times

  • Open Wednesday to Friday, 10am-6pm and the first Saturday of every month, 10am-5pm


Our voicemail is not working, due to the recent cyber attack. If you’d like to contact us please phone during our opening hours or email us.