ShelterBox Event Volunteer


Bring your energy, enthusiasm and passion and join us as a volunteer at one of our challenge events or festivals, to support and encourage everyone taking part.

Festival Volunteer

Shelterbox fundraising events

You will be a vital member of the team and the face of ShelterBox at the festivals we attend.

You will get involved with lots of activities including the setting up and taking down of our equipment, looking after our glampers and sharing the ShelterBox story to raise awareness of the amazing work we do.

In return for your passion and hard work, we will provide you with everything you need.

You will get to camp at festivals with like-minded volunteers, some of whom are ShelterBox Response Team Members and will have so many stories to share and there’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the festival.

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What's involved?

Event Day volunteer

You’ll be helping us in the marquee/area on the day, setting up, providing refreshments to #TeamShelterBox, who are taking part in the event and packing up equipment at the end of the day.

Cheer Champions

We need you to help us make as much noise as possible to support #TeamShelterBox by cheering, shouting and whistling on the sidelines as they take part in their challenge!

You will be kitted out with everything you need and be invaluable in creating a fantastic atmosphere.

Event Day Photographer

We need photographers to help capture magical moments from the day and take photos of #TeamShelterBox in action.

You must be able to capture great sport and action shots and attract our challengers’ attention to create happy and engaging photos.

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Having fun whilst spreading the word

Emily's experience

ShelterBox volunteer Emily

Emily Trevail spent the summer at some of the UK’s most exciting festivals to help raise awareness of ShelterBox.

Emily said: ‘Having recently returned from Nepal volunteering for an American disaster relief charity, I had seen the devastation that the 2015 earthquake had caused.

‘Before I’d even returned to the UK, I started to look for ways that I could continue to help countries that had been hit by disasters similar to Nepal.’

Emily met people at the Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and WOMAD festivals last summer, where festival-goers have been able to experience ShelterBox aid first-hand and learn more about the people we help.

‘Helping to spread the word about ShelterBox is such a rewarding experience, knowing that the charity is making a difference.’

Read about Emily’s experience

View opportunities

If you would like to volunteer with us, please check out the list of opportunities here.

If you are not based in the UK but would like to find out if there are volunteer roles available in your country, please take a look at our affiliates.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Take a look at the current opportunities to get involved.

Response Team Volunteer

(not currently recruiting)

ShelterBox Response Team Volunteers go the extra mile to deliver aid to the families most in need.

Community Volunteer

Our community volunteers bring the story of ShelterBox to life in a wide range of settings.