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Volunteer with us. Learn new skills. Make new friends. fight for a fairer housing system.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home.

Our volunteers are vital in our fight for home.

Our community shops across the country are open and we're recruiting volunteers to join our teams. Our shops raise vital funds to tackle the housing emergency. Why not join the fight against bad housing and homelessness in your local community?

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Volunteering with Shelter and Shelter Scotland

Volunteers are a vital part of our work. We help 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. 

How to apply. Use the search menu to view our volunteering opportunities. If you find a role that you think you might be suitable for click on the 'fill in an application form' button. From here, we'll be in touch!

Eligibility to volunteer. Just so you know, the minimum age for volunteering with us in our shops is 14 years. We'll ask you to confirm as part of your application that you are aged 14 or over. Our young volunteers are always supervised by two adults, one of which will have the appropriate level of criminal record check in place. In Retail if you are volunteering under the age of 16, the maximum time you can give to volunteering with us, is 2 hours per shift.

Our shops are Covid-19 secure. In line with government guidance, wearing masks is a requirement within our shops. All shop staff and volunteers are equipped with gloves, masks, disposable aprons, facial tissues, and face visors to make sure that we maintain the highest level of hygiene at this time. Social distancing remains in place.

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