Volunteering with The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gives you an opportunity to make all the difference in someone’s life.

Our 11,000 volunteers from across the country are people from all walks of life who are helping to change the lives of people in need.

Whether you have a few hours to spare or would like to make a more long-term commitment, there are lots of ways you can get involved and help change someone’s life.

  • Visiting people at home, in hospitals and in prisons.
  • Providing practical support and information to people who contact us.
  • Supporting our range of specialist services such as hostels for people who are out of home; day care services for older people; resource centres;  and holiday centres
  • Volunteering at one of our large network of charity shops.
  • Working with schools and third level colleges to bring awareness of the work of SVP and the value of volunteering to young people.

As a first step you can contact your local office or apply online. You will get more information on the work we do and be brought through an application process that helps us to match your talents, interests and availability to our work with people in need.

We look forward to hearing from you!

How to get involved

Apply Now

Register your interest & apply to become a volunteer.

Student Projects

Find information for a project, or volunteer with us

Volunteer Stories

Find out what it is like to volunteer with us

Volunteer in our Shops

Become the face of our chairty on the high street!

Fundraising Volunteers

Volunteer to help raise funds for your local area


Find out if volunteering with us is right for you