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Give your time

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.

If you don't see a role below that fits in with your skills and availablility, think big and get in touch anyway - we may have something else that suits you. 

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

Which role is right for you?

Community volunteer

We're looking for community volunteers who want to make a difference, have fun, and meet like-minded people who are all striving to help families rebuild their lives after a disaster. 

If you're a good communicator; enjoy being part of a team and above all have an enthusiasm for rallying support within your local community, this could be the role for you. Find out more here.

Apply below

Visitor centre volunteer

This key role will see you welcoming visitors to our Truro office and supervising exhibition area displays.

You'll also link with other volunteers in your area, receive donations and sell retail items in the visitor centre café.

We're looking for enthusiasm, a keen interest in ShelterBox and confidence in speaking to existing and potential supporters. Read more on the role and apply below if this sparks your interest!

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Events internship vacancies

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

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

Keeping you on the pulse

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. 

Your introduction to ShelterBox

Simply apply to 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.

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More ways to get involved

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.

Would you like to work for us?

Our staff form the foundations of ShelterBox, we may have a vacancy that's right for you.