Volunteer stories

So you’re thinking about volunteering? 

Well you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve got lots of fun and rewarding roles for you to choose from.  But don’t just take our word for it, meet some of our volunteers and hear what they have to say about being a Save the Children volunteer.

What our current volunteers have to say

Speakers and campaigners

"Getting into campaigning is fantastic. You get an understanding of the issues, meet interesting people and get to lobby, or speak out, or whatever you want to do."

- John, Community Champion

“If you’re thinking about volunteering, do it. Just give it a shot. As a Save the Children volunteer I have a lot of great memories. I get a lot of satisfaction from working with students and university societies and seeing the students get more involved with our work. Mostly though, I just love talking to people about what we do.”

- Moya, Speaker

 "Being a Campaign Champion is one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences that I have ever had in my life.  I thought that a single voice couldn’t make a difference. I was wrong. Being a Campaign Champion gave me the chance to raise my voice and take action.

- Eleonora, Campaign Champion

Shop volunteers

“You’ll get a lot out of it. You’ll make new friends, and you’re doing some good in the world. We’re proud of the shop. We get a lot of compliments about how it looks and I think the team are all really proud of that.”

- Liz, Volunteer Shop Leader

“Volunteering was a good opportunity for me to learn and refresh my financial knowledge”

- Trina, Finance volunteer

No day is ever the same in the shop – there is always something to do, something to laugh about, some one new to meet and something new to learn (and not just about the shop).”

- Ben, Shop volunteer

Check out our latest opportunities

Do you have a particular skill you’d like to put to good use or one you really want to learn? Or are you just looking for something fun to do with your spare time? 

Whatever your reason for getting involved, we think you could be our next Save the Children volunteer. 

Search our latest volunteer opportunities and join the thousands of Save the Children volunteers that give their skills and time to help us save children’s lives.


Last updated: March 2017.