Ways to volunteer


There are plenty of ways you can make a difference by volunteering. And whatever volunteering role you decide on, you’ll be fully supported.

Buddying

We need volunteers to support people with learning disabilities to do the things they enjoy – whether it’s bowling, swimming, watching sports or going out for a coffee. Let us know what you’re interested in, and the chances are we’ll be able to match you with someone who shares your passion.

Your support will give your buddy the opportunity to gain confidence, independence and skills – all while doing something you both enjoy.

We’ll provide all the support you need, and you will receive travel and out-of-pocket expenses for the time you spend with your buddy. You don’t need any qualifications or experience to be a volunteer buddy, just a positive attitude, empathy, patience and some free time.

Corporate volunteering

No matter what size your organisation, corporate volunteering is a great way for your employees to make a difference.

And your business stands to benefit too, through greater employee engagement, better relationships and stronger links with your local community.

Whether it’s creating a sensory garden, painting and decorating someone’s first home, or planning and running a summer party, we’ll find a project that fulfils your objectives and enables you to do something truly rewarding as a team.

Volunteer fundraising

Have a couple of spare hours? Take a look at the Fundraising pages to find any Hft events taking place near you. We’re always on the lookout for street collection volunteers, collection-box coordinators, event stewards and cheer squads!

And if you’re feeling creative, we have a whole range of resources to help you plan your own event.