Volunteering Opportunities

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Volunteering with Shaw Trust gives you the unique opportunity to help people build foundations for life and overcome disadvantages and barriers.

You will join a friendly network of volunteers each with their own unique set of skills, experience and motivations. We provide full training and initial and ongoing support, as well as flexibility around when you volunteer.

With a wide variety of opportunities, we have something for everyone – whether it’s volunteering in one of our charity shops, supporting young people just starting out in their careers or mentoring sessions that empower people to find fulfilling work and greater independence.

Becoming a volunteer with Shaw Trust enables you to:

• Develop new skills
• Gain invaluable experience
• Make new friends
• Join one of our internal networking support groups
• Undertake training and gain qualifications
• Make a real impact on people’s lives

All volunteers make a vital contribution to our vision of supporting more than 5 million people by 2030.

Be part of an amazing community making a difference to people across the UK. Browse our opportunities below or complete our referral form for a friendly chat with one of our advisors.

Live Vacancies

Visual Merchandising Volunteer looking at clothing on hangers in the store.

Visual Merchandising Volunteer

Visual Merchandising Volunteer Location/region: National. Overview As a Visual Merchandising Volunteer, you will help our shop look its best by creating fantastic displays. You will

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Retail Supervisor

Retail Supervisor Location/region: At select stores. Overview As a retail supervisor volunteer, you will be supporting a local shop for a national charity that helps people

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Retail Volunteer

Retail Volunteer Location/region: National Overview Whether you prefer to volunteer behind the scenes or in a customer-facing role, there’s plenty for you to get involved

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Man and woman organising clothing in the stock room.

Stockroom Assistant

Stockroom Assistant Location/region: National Overview The Stockroom Assistant role is a great way to contribute to our charity at your own pace. We know that

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Customer Service Assistant

Customer Service Assistant Location/region: National Overview As a Volunteer Customer Service Assistant, you will help ensure Shaw Trust customers receive a warm welcome in our shop.  

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Employability Support

Employability Support Location/region: National Overview In the position of Employability Support, your duties will involve writing CVs, providing assistance, sharing knowledge, conducting and guiding mock

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Peer Mentor

Peer Mentor Location/region: National Overview The role of a Peer Mentor has an emphasis on well-being and a participant’s barrier prior to moving into employment.

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Business Mentor

Business Mentor Location/region: National Overview As a Business Mentor, you will provide support by sharing your skills, professional experience and time with participants who are

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Wellbeing Support Life Coach

Wellbeing Support Life Coach Location/region: National Overview: In the role of a Wellbeing Support Life Coach, your primary aim is to assist individuals in achieving

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