Jobs: Children’s centre job for volunteer after Wapping role

PUBLISHED: 12:20 01 July 2014

Asma Begum landed a children's centre role after volunteering

Asma Begum landed a children's centre role after volunteering


Residents can gain skills and experience to help them land a new job by volunteering with Tower Hamlets Council.

Asma Begum got a job as Family Support Worker at Around Poplar Children’s Centre after volunteering at its Parents’ Forum in Wapping for four months.

Asma’s role saw her take part in a range of projects, such as setting up first aid courses, fundraising for a new building and community outreach.

It gave her the chance to develop her public speaking skills and ability to work to engage with members of a community, working with parents to identify the issues affecting local families.

It also gave Asma the confidence to complete a childcare course in 2012 which helped secure her current job.

Asma said: “I would recommend volunteering activities to anyone who wants to learn new skills, try something new – or just give back to the community.”

Anne Canning, service head for learning and achievement said: “I would like to thank our children’s centre volunteers for their dedication and for ensuring that the voices of children and families continue to shape our services.”

For more information on training and employment contact the council’s careers service on 020 7364 0626 or visit

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