Volunteering – Humankind


We value our volunteers and seek to ensure their diverse roles are rewarding and valuable to all. Humankind holds the UK Investors in Volunteers accreditation.


Volunteering with Humankind benefits us all

People who spend time volunteering with Humankind are treated with respect and are considered very much part of our workforce. We, and our beneficiaries, have the privilege of experiencing the added value and knowledge that volunteers bring to our services.

Read our Volunteer Report 22-23

Read our volunteer stories

Read our Volunteering at Humankind blog


Rewarding work

We offer great volunteering opportunities which are fulfilling and rewarding. This can support you achieve your end goal, whether that be paid employment with us or elsewhere, providing an opportunity to help others, and giving you the chance to do something worthwhile. We want to make sure you enjoy your role and get the most out of volunteering with us.

‘My time volunteering with Humankind has provided me with a real sense of purpose, and it has helped me to build the skills and confidence to be able to gain full-time employment with the organisation’ – Volunteer, Humankind.

‘Volunteering as a student has been incredible – it has given me some structure to my week as well as feeling like a productive member of my community feels great to be able to give something back’ – Volunteer, Humankind.

‘For me, making a difference is a legal high. I spend up to 7.5 hours a week with clients and I know I AM making a difference’ – Volunteer, Humankind.


A variety of roles

Humankind offers a variety of roles and opportunities for its volunteers. These range from advocate to researcher, admin support to peer mentor, group facilitator to data entry and fundraiser to complementary therapist.

For the latest volunteer roles please see our volunteering opportunities.
Contact us by email at volunteering@humankindcharity.org.uk



Employer Supported Volunteering

Humankind can offer organisations a wide range of volunteering opportunities you can get involved in to make an ordinary workday feel extraordinary. These opportunities will give you the chance to:

  • Add to your Social Value by supporting the local community
  • Increase the well-being of your staff through boosting team morale
  • Enhance your reputation and profile
  • Find out more about Humankind

Depending on the service, we can offer a practical activity for corporate team building (e.g. setting up an event, hosting a social activity, developing a space) or a skills-based activity for personal development (e.g. mentoring, developing employability, hosting a webinar for our workforce). We hope to bring together our joint strengths to bring added value to Humankind and fulfil the motivations of each volunteer and your organisation.

Please fill in this enquiry form or email us at esv@humankindcharity.org.uk to discuss a tailored approach to engage your staff through a rewarding volunteering day at Humankind.