Be part of the fight against homelessness and bad housing


Explore our current volunteer opportunities in the menu (at the bottom of the page on a phone, or top left if you're using a computer). 


Below is a flavour of some of the ways you can help defend everyone's right to a safe home.

Get involved in our retail operation

Our shops raise vital funds for our fight against homelessness and bad housing - and they’re powered by volunteers!

Two volunteers laughing in Shelter shop

We’re looking for people to support us in a variety of ways; sorting stock, serving customers, creating fantastic window displays – the list is endless! You might be an admin whizz or a digital enthusiast who can help drive footfall through social media. We’ve got all sorts of opportunities for you to join us, wherever you are.

Check out all our retail opportunities in the menu to see what’s right for you. 

Support our front line services

A peer mentor volunteer in our Birmingham Hub

Our busy local hubs are the beating heart of our services. We’re looking for people to join us in a variety of roles, including meeting and greeting visitors, booking clients in for appointments with our housing and debt advisers, conducting client feedback calls or supporting with essential admin. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Volunteers are a vital part of our legal teams, as they assist people facing possession proceedings, eviction, or negative homeless decisions.

Explore all our opportunities in services using the menu.

Volunteers are essential to our work with prisoners and former offenders, supporting them to access housing, benefits, health and other services.

You'll find our offender services opportunities via the menu, in the category 'Transforming Rehabilitation.'

How to apply

  • Use the menu to browse available opportunities.
  • Click on an opportunity to read more about it. Take your time to find the opportunity that suits you best!
  • Once you've decided on an opportunity, click 'Fill out an application form'.
  • New activities often become available, so please check back in future if you can’t find anything suitable today.


We look forward to receiving your application!


Volunteer holds a sign saying Join Me And Get Involved At Shelter


If you have any questions about the application process or need support to complete your application, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.





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