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Volunteer to help children and young people across the UK. Check out all our volunteering opportunities below.

We have postponed all volunteering activity that involves people coming into personal contact with others to do all we can to help keep people safe and reduce the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19.

However, you can still browse the volunteering pages here and learn about our volunteering opportunities and make an enquiry about a role you are interested in for the future. There are also lots of ways to volunteer, and those interested in joining us can stay involved during lockdown.

Find out about what some of our volunteers are doing virtually.

If you are one of our amazing volunteers and haven't already seen it, read the message to you from our Chief Executive.

If you are a box coordinator, please read our box coordinator information.

We have been fighting for this country’s most vulnerable and marginalised young people for almost 140 years and we continue to do so in new and innovative ways. The need now is greater than ever.

Look at our volunteering opportunities below and find out how you can get involved.

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Join the Community Awareness Network

Join our community awareness network to help keep children safe from exploitation during lockdown.

Volunteer with children and young people

Over 500 volunteers work alongside our staff to directly support vulnerable children and young people in our services. You could be one of them.

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Volunteer in one of our shops

We couldn’t run our shops without the support of our team of more than 3000 fantastic Retail Volunteers

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Volunteer in office and administrative roles

Do you want to gain work experience in an office environment? Consider volunteering with us

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Become a volunteer speaker or ambassador

Raise awareness and support for our work through speaking in your community

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Become a Volunteer Event Manager

This is an exciting new opportunity to volunteer for us, by organising your own unique events as a Volunteer Event Manager

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Short on time? Here is how you can volunteer

Even the smallest act can make a difference toward helping the children we care support and advocate on behalf of

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A message from our CEO

Read our CEO Mark Russell's reflections on the Covid-19 crisis.

Virtual volunteering

There are many virtual ways to take action for vulnerable young people, stay connected and keep learning.

Become a campaign champion

Help to build awareness and support for the issues affecting young people in your area.

Become a box coordinator

Inspire local people to donate their change and help us raise over a £1 million every year for children.