Volunteering Opportunities


There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer, whether you're a student, retired or seeking new opportunities the benefits are endless.

  • Improved mental and physical health.
  • Reduced feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Sense of routine and achievement.
  • Making a difference within your local community.
  • Making new friendships.
  • Gaining new skills and experience.
  • Creating a legacy and giving something back to your local community.


For more information, including role descriptions, or to apply for our volunteering opportunities please email hfeadmin@salvationarmy.org.uk or phone 01702 426260.

You can also apply online.


Admin Support (Reception) Volunteer

When: Monday, Wednesday or Friday 9am - 1pm

The Admin Support volunteers assist and support the Business Administration team  with Reception duties and general admin tasks.   

This will include (but not limited to) manning the main Reception switchboard, greeting visitors, data input, filing, scanning, shredding.

 Skills required:

 Good communication skills both verbally and written, good IT skills (MS Office applications / Email)  , confident, proactive and  organised  

 Apply online here


 Learning Support Volunteer - Hadleigh Training Centre 

 When: Monday to Friday 9:30 - 15:30

Learning Support volunteers at Hadleigh Training Centre support our staff team with the delivery of training pathways which are personalised to meet the outcomes of every trainee. The trainees who come to the centre have a range of additional support needs and a variety of outcomes. Each volunteer will support our trainees to meet their outcomes, which may include self-esteem, communication, motivation and general social interaction whilst training in a specific vocational area.

Skills required:

No experience required, just enthusiasm!

You can apply online here  

Environmental Champion Volunteer

When: flexible

Environmental Champion volunteers assist and support Hadleigh Farm Estate in improving stewardship of our local environment.

This could include organising and overseeing practical tasks such as litter picks across the Estate, tree planting, recycling initiatives and habitat creation

Skills required:  

The ability to work under own initiative and independently, a passion for the environment, a willingness to learn and be part of a team, good communication and interpersonal skills.

 You can apply online here

Rare Breeds Centre Volunteer

When: 7 days a week

Full day 8:30 - 17:00,

Half day 8:30 - 13:00 or 13:00 - 17:00

Rare Breeds Centre volunteers work with our staff team to maintain high levels of animal husbandry and welfare (including feeding, cleaning, health care and training) around the Rare Breed Centre.  Tasks will include but are not limited to; cleaning and re-bedding of animal housing, feeding, providing good customer service, money handling and helping with animal presentations to members of the public, educational visits and birthday parties.

 Skills required:

The ability to work under own initiative and independently, good communication skills, awareness of Health & Safety, patience, the ability and willingness to work as part of a team,good time management, problem solving skills and are able to think on your feet, enthusiasm to try new things & a reasonable level of fitness.

 You can apply online here


 Visitor Engagement Volunteer - Rare Breeds Centre

 When: Seasonal (April to October) 7 days a week 

9:30am to 4pm

Visitor Engagement volunteers provide excellent customer service to our visitors.  They greet visitors, operate the till taking card payments, explaining procedure in place and keeping the entrance tidy.   

Skills required: 

Customer Service experience, good communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, the ability to work under own initiative and independently, patience, problem solving skills and able to think on your feet and accuracy.

 You can apply online here 

Maintenance Volunteer

When: Wednesday or Thursday 10.00am - 3.00pm 

Our Maintenance volunteers support our team to carry out site maintenance and repairs across Hadleigh Farm Estate using a wide range of tools and equipment.

Skills required:

General DIY skills, awareness of Health & Safety, good communication skills, patience, ablitiy to work under own initiative and independently and self- motivation.

 You can apply online here