Volunteer for Shelter

From serving customers or sorting stock in one of our shops, helping to organise a local campaign, being part of our work with clients, or gathering donations at an event - there are so many ways you can volunteer with us.

Ways you can volunteer

Volunteer in a shop

Our community shops are powered by volunteers. You could be serving customers, helping coordinate the shop, or even be out and about in a van collecting donations.

Help people experiencing homelessness

It's our mission to work with individuals and communities to bring about positive change. Join our legal or frontline services teams and you could be helping out with admin, welcoming clients and supporting local change.

Raise vital funds to fight the housing emergency

Our community volunteers are so important. Joining us at events like gigs, Pride and local fairs, you'll help represent Shelter by collecting donations, sharing what we do and - best of all - have a great time doing it!

Campaign for change

Our campaign champions lead the fight for real change in their communities. You could be fighting for fairer renting, to end housing discrimination and so much more.

Volunteering with Shelter is important as a part of my whole life ethos of saving, reusing and recycling as much as possible. For me, it's a pleasure to volunteer with others who share the same outlook and I can spread the word about the benefits of donating.

Shelter shop volunteer

96% of our volunteers say they enjoy volunteering with us

86% of volunteers joined us to fight bad housing and homelessness

92% of our volunteers feel they make a difference through volunteering

Claire's story

Everybody has a fundamental right to a home and I want to be part of a team that makes that happen. You go to bed knowing you made a difference.

Read Claire's story in full

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