Volunteers’ Week 2019
This year, Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating the huge range of people who give their time to Shelter in so many ways and the fantastic contribution they all make.
Our volunteers help us fight bad housing and homelessness and really make a difference – and we couldn’t do it without them.
About Volunteers' Week
Volunteers’ Week is an annual event that takes place from 1–7 June, celebrating the fantastic contributions made by millions of volunteers across the UK.
This year, to say thank you to our amazing volunteers, we’re sending gift packs and decorations to our service hubs, who will be hosting events like treasure hunts and picnics in the park in their honour. We’ll also be decorating our charity shop windows around the country and arranging loads more brilliant surprises along the way.
Our volunteers are fundamental to everything Shelter does – and being part of the team proves a valuable experience for those who give their time too
From shops, to services, to Head Office here’s what both our volunteers and staff members enjoy most about Volunteers’ Week
‘I love meeting people who donate and those who buy from the shop, knowing they too help out homeless people.’
‘Big thanks to all our amazing volunteers. The shop wouldn't be open without you. You're the reason I get out of bed in the morning!’
Community shop manager
‘I always enjoy being able to see an individual realise their situation isn't hopeless and being able to help them achieve their goals.’
‘A huge thank you to all those who volunteer at Shelter. You not only provide support to our clients but also to the staff, which is invaluable in ensuring we’re able to help as many people as possible.’
‘My favourite part of volunteering is when customers know my name and come in to shop on a regular basis. Also, when customers bring in cakes for us.’
‘To all our volunteers, you have no idea what a difference you make to clients and members of the team. You are inspirational, and your fresh new ideas and boundless enthusiasm keep us on our toes. Thank you!’
How to get involved
From Shelter shops to our fundraising events, there are so many ways you can volunteer with us and make a real difference – all while developing your own skills. Want to find out more? Explore the different roles below.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.