Shine a Light volunteers help to keep our centre running 5 days a week and are also involved in outreach activities. They help us to launch and manage new projects, they are involved in the community and fundraising events, they help to keep things running smoothly with admin and book-keeping skills and they keep our centre clean and well maintained.
We have a range of roles available within the charity- have a look at our volunteering pack to find out more. Volunteering can take place in our centre in Coventry, at events and you could be working with families affected by childhood cancer if you wish, or in more behind the scenes roles.
There is lots of support available for willing volunteers! You can volunteer a few hours a week, a day a week, at events, on an ad hoc basis or more often. Once you apply to volunteer we will hold an interview and discuss how we can work together.
We have full policies and procedures in place and the facility to carry out DBS checks for all roles that require this. We also pay reasonable expenses and offer induction, training and we can give references for regular volunteers too.
Volunteer with your colleagues, friends, and family or on your own to meet new people. You can volunteer regularly, or at events or as a one-off. We will ensure that you have a worthwhile experience and achieve results during your time with us.
Reasons to volunteer for Shine a Light:
Here’s what our volunteers say:
“I became unemployed and I found it hard to even get an interview – volunteering at Shine a Light has given me a reason to get up and out of the house because I know I am making a difference by my actions. It has also taught me that it is a great way of improving my self-confidence and learning new skills. One of the really great benefits is the lovely people I have met and who I have enjoyed volunteering with. Even when I get a job I will still volunteer for Shine a Light as it has been a pleasure to offer my services to this worthwhile cause and a bonus to feel more positive and part of
Have a question about volunteering? See our FAQs
Enquire about volunteering here (link to volunteer application form)