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Volunteer with us

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

Find out more

  • Volunteer in our shops

    Our shops play a key role in funding our work. Find out how you can make an impact, have fun and learn new skills.

  • Volunteer with children

    Work directly with children, young people and families by mentoring, listening, teaching, lending a helping hand and more.

  • Find volunteer opportunities

    Search for volunteering opportunities in your area, whether in retail, administration or in one of our services across the UK.