Volunteer with us
Would you like to help out with a bucket collection at your local supermarket? Or cheer on Team Shelter Cymru runners at the Cardiff Half? We’re so grateful to our brilliant volunteers, who help to power the fight for home and make a huge difference to the lives of people in housing need across Wales. We exist to defend the right to a safe home, but we can’t do it without you. Whatever your interests and availability, we have volunteer opportunities to suit you.
Our Fundraising team organise regular bucket collections at supermarkets and shopping centres across Wales. These are really valuable for collecting donations, as well as getting out into our local communities to spread the word about our fight for home. Why not join us? We’d love to hear from you.
Email: [email protected]
Here are some bucket collections we have coming up soon:
Thursday 26 October, Wrexham
Saturday 11 November, Wrexham
Saturday 25 November, Cardiff
Wednesday 6 December, Rhyl
Thursday 7 December, Wrexham
Friday 15 December, Bangor
Saturday 23 December, Wrexham
We have so many exciting events coming up this year. Perhaps you’d like to help hand out Welsh cakes to cyclists at our Castles & Cathedrals MONSTER RIDE. Or join us at a cheer point for the Cardiff Half Marathon. If you enjoy the buzz of events, it would be great to have you on board.
Email: [email protected]
Here are some opportunities we have coming up soon:
Saturday 21 October, Thank You For The Music, Newport
Saturday 28 October, Snowdonia Marathon Eryri
Friday 3 November, 80s Live, Newport
Saturday 11 November, Makings Of A Murderer, Newport
Sunday 3 – Saturday 23 December, Cardiff Christmas Festival
Saturday 9 December, Don’t Stop Believin’ Newport
Do you have lived experience of homelessness? If so, our Take Notice team would really value your input. Take Notice is a project with service users at its heart, aiming to improve housing and homelessness services across Wales. We want to give people who have experienced homelessness or housing need a voice. Please get in touch if you’d be comfortable to share your experiences to help us change the system for the better.
Email our Lived Experience Coordinator at [email protected]
Shelter Cymru’s phone, email and webchat service – Shelter Cymru Live – is vital in enabling people to fight for homes and we’re looking for people to join our cause. This programme is designed to train you to employment level while you carry out your volunteering role. You’ll gain valuable insight into our Advice team and receive training and mentorship to help you apply for future job opportunities.
Visit the Volunteer Pathways Programme page to find out more.
Holly and her daughter Ola volunteering at a bucket collection at Asda in Pentwyn, Cardiff
The fight for home starts here
We welcome volunteers from many different backgrounds. We’re committed to diversity and we particularly value the knowledge and experience of volunteers with lived experience of homelessness and housing need. We welcome applications from people with criminal records, refugee status, or exceptional leave to remain in the UK. All volunteers need to be aged 18 or over.
We appreciate that everyone’s time is valuable and we’re grateful for any time you can give. Most of our volunteer roles are flexible and the amount of time you give will depend on what works best for you and the team you’re joining. We welcome one-off and regular volunteers.
No. We reimburse volunteers for expenses, like travel expenses. Volunteering doesn’t affect your benefits.
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and gain experience, all while supporting out fight for home by helping people in housing need across Wales.