More than 1,500 incredible volunteers give up their time on a regular basis to help in every aspect of our work saving us in the region of £1.5 million every year. Without their dedication, we wouldn't be able to support all the families that need us. The sheer scope of their commitment is truly humbling and we can't thank them enough.
Volunteers are integral to the successful running of our organisation. Here is a flavour of the roles carried out by our team of amazing volunteers:
On your feet
From helping in one of our busy shops or sorting donations at our Distribution Centre, helping us raise over £2 million ever year, to using your DIY skills or enjoying the outdoor life volunteering as a gardener to supporting our Day Care services you are a vital and essential part of our volunteer community.
At a desk
Should you visit any of our four bases either in Tring, Berkhamsted, Chalfont St Giles or St Albans you will receive a warm and friendly greeting from a member of our efficient and loyal reception volunteers.
Other desk based administration roles requiring specific skills to ensure the smooth running of the charity are wide and varied – such as item listing with our eBay team raising significant funds through our busy charity auction site or with our Community Fundraisers supporting the promotion of our Groovy Shoes Day.
You will receive training and ongoing support from your line manager helping you to get the most out of the time you have to give with the knowledge that you are making a difference.
Out and About
From collecting donations outside your local supermarket for an hour or so to helping at our community events or marshalling at our active events, this is a great way to volunteer if you are unsure about making a regular commitment.
Once you have completed a simple Volunteer Application ( which can be done by email) we then stay in touch with you by monthly emails and you can sign up to help event by event.
Have a look at the upcoming events where help is needed -