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.


To help us achieve these goals, we rely on our valuable volunteers across our services, in retail, fundraising and at our events.


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. We encourage volunteer applications from people with lived experience of housing issues and homelessness.

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

How to Apply

Please use the menu panel on the left-hand side to browse our current volunteering opportunities. To register your interest for a role, click on it to read more about it, then click 'Fill out an application form'.


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


We look forward to hearing from you!



For general Volunteering (England):


Tel: 0344 515 1942


Most the volunteering opportunities we offer are office-based in Shelter's Housing Advice or Support Services and generally operate within office hours on Monday to Friday.



For Retail Volunteering:





For Scotland Volunteering:


Tel: 0344 515 2444




There's a General Election on its way, and Shelter wants to make sure that the Housing Emergency is at the top of everyone’s agenda.

Shelter wants all the political parties to commit to building 90,000 social houses a year during the next government and you can help make this a reality by becoming a HERO.

As a Housing Emergency Response Operative (HERO), you will be crucial in making sure politicians sit up and take note.

You will receive text messages/emails at key moments about how you can get involved in the housing conversation locally and nationally.

Interested? Join our Housing Emergency Response Operation today and be the real HERO of this election. Sign up here.




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