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Become a volunteer

Our volunteers are so important in helping us create a society that is built for all children.

By helping raise funds in our charity shops, speaking about our work in the community, or mentoring young people in our services, our volunteers are fighting for this generation of young people and the ones to come. 

Whether you're working behind the scenes or shouting about our work on stage, however much time and energy you can give, it's a big help.

Retail volunteer roles

one of our longest serving volunteers

Retail roles

By volunteering in our shops, you will become part of a committed team, learn valuable skills to stick on the CV and there's even opportunity to get nationally recognised qualifications such as an NVQ or BTEC.

Volunteering has opened so many doors

You don't need any previous experience to volunteer in our shops, but you should be supportive, polite, reliable, punctual and helpful to customers, other volunteers and staff.

Apply for a trial shift in your local shop

Volunteer in your community

Community roles are a great way to get active in your local area and help improve the lives of children and young people. Volunteer roles vary across the country but could be collecting donations, speaking about our work or 

Apply for roles in your community

Community roles

Here are the different roles we offer in communities:

volunteering with children and young people

Volunteer with children and young people

  • Time:Varied dependent on role (approx. two hours per week)
  • Skills: Good communication, empathetic, reliable

Want to work directly with young people? By volunteering in our services, you will build meaningful relationships and make a real difference to young lives.

For young people to get the most from these roles, we just ask you make a regular time commitment for a set period of time. 

Apply for roles with children and young people

young people in an art group

Office roles

Occasionally, our office-based teams will recruit volunteers. This is great way to gain work experience in an office environment and gives a good insight into how a charity operates behind the scenes.

These roles vary but you could be helping create training programmes, supporting our media team, or working with the volunteering team in getting more much-needed volunteers.

Find available volunteer office roles