Why volunteer?


What's in it for me?

We're asking for your time. And we're asking you to give it to us for nothing. Right? Not quite.

We don't see volunteering as a one-way street.

We get your time and know-how, but you won't walk away empty-handed. You'll get new skills and experience, meet new people, and you'll have a really good time along the way.

You'll also make a massive difference to the lives of those we care for.

There are so many ways for you to volunteer, including:

  • supporting fundraising events
  • working at one of our shops
  • performing maintenance and gardening duties in our care centres
  • speaking at events
  • providing complementary therapies
  • spending time with someone in your community

Volunteering is great for your personal and career development. With us you can:

  • start your career in the not-for-profit sector
  • contribute to your organisation's corporate social responsibility with employee-supported volunteering
  • School-aged volunteers? Start your ethical footprint in life

School children aged between 14 and 16 years want to start their ethical footprint in life - volunteering is a great way to start.

You can take your service element of your Duke of Edinburgh Award in one of our 400 shops or you could support a fundraising team in a care centre.

Or you could help serve tea and coffee to our residents while finding time for a chat.

It's that simple, and it makes a massive difference to us and to our residents.

What can I do?

Whether you're 14 or 84, we're sure we've got a role for you.

Help out at a fundraising event, learn a new skill in one of our shops or offices, or let us benefit from your knowledge and experience.

And in return we'll give you all the training and support you need.

Find a volunteer role now

What do our volunteers have to say?

A massive thank you