As part of our second birthday celebrations this month, we're introducing the East London Cares team and finding out a bit more about what brought each of us to The Cares Family. Anna joined East London Cares in September as our new Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.
What brought you to East London Cares?
I found East London Cares through signing up as a volunteer in a lockdown whilst living on my own. After being made to feel so welcome by the staff and the neighbours when I saw an opportunity to join the team I jumped at it!
What do you enjoy most about your role here?
Whilst doing outreach I am discovering and getting to know places in Hackney and Tower Hamlets that are new to me. I have lived here for a while but in my short time here so far, I have learnt so much from our neighbours and community partners.
Where’s your favourite east London spot and why?
Bow bus garage – the place where the number 8 goes to sleep! The number 8 bus is my favourite and runs right through the middle of east London and reminds me of spending time with friends and always brings me home safely!
What tips would you give to someone wanting to get involved with our programmes?
Call us! Before signing up we can answer any questions you have, give details of the different ways you can meet your east London neighbours or give you sneak peek at our amazing clubs!
Describe the East London Cares community in three words…
Welcoming, positive and entertaining
What’s your birthday wish for East London Cares?
I wish for another year of meeting and connecting neighbours with our existing network of wonderful people.
If you have any questions about getting involved with East London Cares, give Anna a call on 020 7118 4949 option 3 or email [email protected].
Posted by Roxi Rustem on Friday 8th October 2021
Roxi leads the team at East London Cares. She previously coordinated the Volunteer and Outreach programme at North London Cares and worked as the Community Engagement Manager for St Margaret's House in Bethnal Green.