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Every volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world.

Whatever skills, knowledge or spare time you have, you can play a vital part in this process. All we need is your passion.

Keeping you on the pulse - your introduction to ShelterBox

Representing ShelterBox at events, or helping out is always easier with a bit of familiarity and training. We run regular regional training so we can keep everyone up to date on our latest work. 

Simply apply by selecting a training event below - to be involved, you'll need to visit the UK location specified.


These training courses are ideal if you want to get involved in volunteering for us, or even for current volunteers looking to update their knowledge.

Look out for our monthly volunteer email newsletter - you'll always feel up to date and part of our supporter community.

Events Internship vacancies

We are looking for two highly motivated, proactive and organised people to support the fundraising events officer.

A challenge events volunteer will ensure the smooth planning and execution of challenge events. You'll be expected to commit 1 - 2 days a week from early February, upping to 4 - 5 days a week throughout June and July.

A festival events volunteer will focus on delivering a ShelterBox glamping experience at the Isle of Wight and WOMAD festivals.

A event support volunteer will play a central role in the successful delivery of our involvement in and presence at the Bath Half marathon.


Apply below

Collection box volunteer roles

At various locations across the UK, we're looking for help liaising with local retailers, collecting and depositing collection boxes that sit by checkouts.

We're nice and flexible on your involvement, you can help out when it's easiest for you.

Apply below



It’s an incredible feeling to be able reach out and help people on the other side of the world in what is quite possibly the worst moment of their lives. That’s why I support ShelterBox.

Pam Furnish, ShelterBox volunteer

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Would you like to work for us?

News breaks first on our social media accounts, so search for us there to find out first.

We also frequently set up volunteer workshops, so look out for announcements.

Routine checks

You could be helping in diverse situations with different people, so we may arrange a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for certain roles. Thanks for understanding.