young girlThousands of volunteers across the country give their time to help tackle the root causes of poverty, neglect and crisis that affect young people's lives.

Get involved - find out about our latest volunteer opportunities.

In addition, we also have a handful of resources, including important things to know about volunteering, and blog posts by some of our current volunteers.

How would you like to volunteer?

We appreciate the efforts of volunteers across our organisation. Here's a summary of the different volunteering roles:

woman speaking to a girlSupport children and young people

These roles, often based at our programmes and children's centres across the country, range from helping run a 'stay and play' session with young children and parents to offering one-to-one mentoring support for a young person who needs someone to rely on.

Learn more about volunteering with children and young people


woman working at a shopSpeak about our work at local events

By using their skills and passion to reach out to audiences young and old in their community, volunteer speakers raise awareness and support for our work.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer speaker or find volunteering opportunities near you.


woman and man in storeVolunteer in one of our shops

We have over 80 shops across the country, with around 2000 volunteers who generously give their time each week. Last year, they helped raise £5.9 million by selling donated goods through our retail shops.

Find volunteering opportunities near you.


several people cheering on runners

Support our fundraising activities

Thousands of wonderful volunteer fundraisers help generate vital funds to support our work with children and young people.

Roles include helping co-ordinate local collection box holders, joining a committee that organises local fundraising events, and supporting athletes at events such as the London Marathon.

Find volunteering opportunities near you.


young woman asking for signatures

Undertake an internship

We run an accessible, rewarding three-month voluntary internship programme at key times during the year.

Our internships, which are currently based in our head office in London, are built around exciting projects that provide real benefit, structured and supported with a wealth of additional learning and development opportunities.

Learn more about our voluntary internship programme.