Volunteer arranging items in a Barnardo's shop.

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers make what we do possible

Whether helping customers in a shop, doing essential admin in the office or working directly with young people at a service, our volunteers make a huge difference to children’s lives.

To become a volunteer, all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help. You can choose how much time you give and we'll give you all the training and support you need.

We welcome people from all nationalities and backgrounds. Our volunteers include job-seekers, retired workers, asylum seekers, full-time workers, students and schoolchildren.

Whoever you are and however you choose to volunteer, you’ll be part of a supportive community coming together to transform children’s lives. 

You’ll also:

  • learn useful skills
  • gain valuable work experience
  • meet new people 
  • support your community
  • share your knowledge 
  • make a real difference
Gardening volunteer David holding a potted flower and smiling outside
It is a real joy to be able to spend time out in the Barnardo's gardens. While this time is good for both my mental and physical well being, the best part about my volunteer role is knowing that I've helped create a green space in a largely built up area, which can also be enjoyed by our visiting families, staff and young children.



Volunteer worker dressing a mannequin in a Barnardo's shop

Volunteer in a shop

Make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people by volunteering at your local Barnardo's shop. Find out how you can volunteer with us.