Welcome to Shelter's Volunteering Page


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.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shelter, we look forward to receiving your application. 


If you have any questions about the application or need help with completing it, please do get in touch and we would be happy to help.


Tel: 0344 515 1942



Volunteering Opportunities

About Us

Get Involved 

Our volunteers in Shelter are brilliant and have a real impact in our fight against bad housing and homelessness.

They are a crucial part of us being able to do the work that we do across our teams including events, fundraising, retail and our services.

Our volunteers have so many diverse skills and experiences that are invaluable to our work. They campaign relentlessly, help us raise money in our shops, support at our events and are great campaigners for our cause.

Shelter encourages people from all backgrounds to get involved and we have a variety of roles available across England, Scotland and Wales.

So, whatever your interest, skills and experience and however much time you have to give, there's a role for you.

Have a look at our roles and apply or register your interest. 

We are looking forward to you joining our team!


“Volunteers are offering knowledge and skills in areas that we do not have. Having different people in the office, generates a better atmosphere.”

Staff Member


“I feel good and I am settled. I think that Shelter show volunteers are very valued and appreciated. There is always that support network there within your role.”



“I would never have been able to complete a thorough form on my own. You made a very difficult task as easy as possible for me and also ensured that I did, in fact, complete the task.”

Service User


“Shelter definitely prepares you practically for work and enables volunteers to acquire a lot of transferable skills.”


A huge number of people who are facing all sorts of housing problems feel powerless and uncertain about what can be done, and as a volunteer, I have learned that equipping people with knowledge can be the most powerful act in the world.



If you have any questions about our roles in England and Wales, please contact  

If you have any questions about volunteering in Scotland, please contact

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