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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our work here at Alabaré – we couldn’t do it without you

Volunteer for Alabaré

We are so grateful for the wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to help support the homeless adults, young people, veterans and people with learning disabilities in our care.

If you have some time free and would like to join a team where we truly value you, then please do get in touch for a chat about how we can team up!

Perhaps you could help at one of our houses where we care for the homeless or look after adults with learning disabilities. Or maybe you could teach others how to cook nutritious food, paint or teach crafts?  Or perhaps you are a keen gardener, in which case a few hours tending to flower beds and lawns can make all the difference! And if you have a specific skill such as hairdressing or chiropody and some time to gift to our clients we would love to hear from you.

We are also keen to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a Trustee at Alabaré, helping to champion and steer our charity.

Please do give us a call.

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Female volunteer helping a client

How will you support me?

Volunteers work alongside our staff teams to add extra value to the lives of those we support by sharing their time, skills and experiences. In return, volunteers can take advantage of the training courses we run and gain new skills. By joining our volunteering team, you will enhance our clients’ lives and enrich your own while making new friends.


North and South Wales, Bristol, Gloucester, Bideford, Weston-Super-Mare, Devizes, Trowbridge, Amesbury, Chippenham, Salisbury, Andover, Plymouth, and Gosport are some of the locations we have opportunities available.

Volunteer at Alabare Salisbury Charity Shop
Charity Shops

Our Wilton, Amesbury and Salisbury shops are a great way to meet the local community. Help us with the many donations of goods we receive and manage our stock and sales alongside our busy teams.


We believe meeting the spiritual needs of our clients is incredibly important. Could you be one of our amazing team of volunteer chaplains providing your time and your talents and sharing, when invited to, some of your faith in Christ?

Fundraising & events

If you are seeking an occasional role, why not volunteer alongside our events team?  Perhaps you could play a pivotal role at events, assist with leaflet door drops or help with office administration.


Our regional network of Ambassadors represent the charity in their community or workplace, put on fundraising events and help our team with promotional events and networking.

Boots on the Ground, Buddy to Buddy

If you are a veteran you can share time with other veterans providing peer to peer support while taking part in activities that assist with their wellbeing and personal development.

Development Centres

Are you interested in gardening, cooking, woodwork or crafting and have the skills to teach or help? General maintenance and assistance is always needed as well.

Become an Alabaré Trustee

Our Trustees are passionate about steering our charity to enable us to reach those in need, and achieve our mission. They oversee the strategic direction of Alabaré as well as ensuring we comply with all charity and statutory regulations.

We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local community to live in the south of England or who are able to attend meetings from further afield.  We are looking for the following skills:

Property Management | Charity Finance and Accountancy | Marketing | Fundraising | Charity Retail

Board meetings are held five times a year and development afternoons, an opportunity for Trustees to receive training or work through a strategic challenge in a workshop environment three times a year.

The successful candidates will:

Contribute to setting and monitoring of Alabaré’s strategy | Uphold the legal and regulatory standards of Alabaré as a charity.

The role of Trustee at Alabaré will take up about a day a month which will be spent at meetings , visiting homes and services in order to get a real knowledge of what is happening on the ground to bring back to the Board meetings and representing the charity at external functions.

We are particularly looking to improve the diversity of the Board of Trustees and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

If you are interested, please contact Jo King, Charity Manager / 07771 858547


Alabaré saved my life, and it gave me my family and my life back.

Desperate to turn his life around, Neil got in touch. Neil says he was a total mess when he moved in, but he says that our support changed his life

Read Neil's story
Nationwide team members volunteering for Alabare
Corporate volunteering

If your organisation would like to give us a hand on a corporate volunteering day, please get in touch. We can accommodate up to 30 people daily and offer them worthwhile activities to complete in our Development Centres or charity shops in Wiltshire. We ask for a donation towards the materials which may be used in any DIY projects we would like you to complete, and we will give you tea and homemade cakes in return!

As our commitment to you, we will:
  • Always make sure you are supported by a member of staff
  • Provide you with everything you need to carry out your role
  • Provide opportunities for you to support us in different ways

Alternatively, consider becoming a Corporate Partner with us, learn more here.

Make a difference

Consider the roles suggested and then reach out for a chat on your aspirations, and how best we can support you while benefitting from your skills and experience. 

For more information about volunteering for Alabaré or to speak to our fantastic team about how you can get involved please get in touch.

01722 344470

Help us do more

Alabaré was founded out of the simple act of providing a place of shelter and safety to help one homeless man, Bob. Today, it remains our goal to help people who are vulnerable build bright futures, homes and minds for themselves.

Vicky from Alabare charity shop in Salisbury

We are lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons across our region of the south and south west of England and across Wales. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining our team.

Find out more
Cyclists in front of Alabare HOME sculpture padlock project at the Old George Mall in Salisbury

Fundraising helps ensure we can keep providing life-changing care and support. Our fantastic supporters put on all kinds of activities, from quiz nights to raffles, auctions to walks, even rowing the Atlantic: the more creative, the better!

Learn more
Skydiving for Alabare
Take part in an event

Our events help us continue to fund life-changing care and support for homeless adults, young people, veterans and those with learning disabilities. Take a look at our calendar of events, including our signature BIG Sleeps.

See our calendar

Quick contact

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