We would not be able to continue to deliver our life-changing services to women and children without the support and dedication of volunteers. View our current volunteer vacancies here.

Our amazing volunteers provide us with their time, passion and energy, helping us to continue supporting vulnerable women. They make an enormous contribution to our services by building bridges with our tenants and service users or supporting core operations at our Head Office. In return we offer volunteers meaningful roles with regular supervision and training opportunities that have a real impact on women's lives.

Why volunteer with Housing for Women?

• Gain new skills and confidence
• Enhance your CV and employability
• Meet new people
• Get training and support
• Make a difference!


We recruit volunteers in the following areas:

Office volunteers - Supporting our teams in Finance, Neighbourhood Services, Customer Services and Communications

Telephone Befrienders - Providing free friendship calls for our residents aged over 60, our telephone befriending service is delivered by volunteers. Befrienders phone residents at agreed times for a chat, providing friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis to help prevent isolation and promote emotional wellbeing

Refuge volunteers (female only) - Working alongside staff in the refuges providing practical support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse

Student Placements - We work in partnership with a range of colleges and Universities to offer formal placements to students. Contact us if you would like do your placement with us, and we will check with your place of study how we can work together. Roles with direct contact with service users will be offered to female candidates only.

How many volunteers do you have?

During the last 12 months, we have recruited 34 new volunteers who have contributed 4,367 hours of hard work, effort, support and dedication.

What our volunteers say

"Working at Reunite has been really rewarding. With supervision, I have learnt a lot working with people with complex issues as well as developed my interpersonal and active listening skills. My experience of conducting assessments and support plans for service users has been valuable in guiding my future practice. I am thankful for all the experiences I have had so far." - Hermela, Social work student

"I am really pleased I found an organisation like Housing for Women who are making a lot of difference in women’s lives. Housing for Women gave me, a return to work mum, the opportunity to develop, gain confidence in my abilities, and take the next steps into employment." - Dionne, Office volunteer

Contact us

For more information or to get involved, contact Maria Galan, Volunteer Co-ordinator: volunteer4us@h4w.co.uk / 0203 794 4798

Volunteer vacancies
Client Liaison Volunteer - Property Services

We are looking for two enthusiastic volunteers to assist our fast paced Property Services Department. Our ideal team of volunteers will be resourceful with good administration skills, some customer service experience but most importantly made out of patient individuals with polite telephone manners and a friendly but firm approach.  If you are looking to gain hands on experience in customer service, social housing and property management whilst empowering women and their dependents living in London, we want to hear from you!

Volunteer Administrator – Property Services
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to assist our fast paced Property Services Team. Our ideal candidate will be a resourceful person with an interest in administration. Based with our Property Services team you will be helping us to keep the team’s administrative systems up to date and supporting us with a variety of ad-hoc administrative tasks and projects. This is perfect opportunity for anyone looking to improve their IT and administrative skills.

The closing date to apply will be midday on Friday 10th June 2022

Filing and Archiving Volunteer – Greenwich DVA Services

We are looking for a friendly, and motivated female volunteer to help us filling and archiving records and information kept on-site.
Our DVA team offers tailored support to women and children escaping Domestic Abuse so a great deal of confidential and sensitive information will be handled and therefore an ability to maintain strictest confidentiality and to follow best practice in data processing is required. A degree of lifting and carrying may also be involved in the retrieval of records as you will be helping us to file and archive physical record and keep the filing cabinets organised.

The closing date to apply will be midday on Friday 10th June 2022

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How to apply

To apply, please fill in the Volunteer Application Form. For further information, please contact Maria Galan, Volunteer Coordinator by email to volunteer4us@h4w.co.uk by phone on 0203 7944 798 or by post to the address below:

Maria Galan, Volunteer Co-ordinator

Housing for Women

6th Floor, Blue Star House

234-244 Stockwell Road