As charities, our partners always have opportunities for people to volunteer in local services.

Can I volunteer?

Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Many have used our services in the past, or have a family member affected by our causes; others just want to give their time to help others in the local community.

To find out about what volunteering with us is like and the different opportunities we offer, take a look at our volunteer leaflet.

Whatever your background, we are keen to hear from you!

Volunteering gave me a safe place to find me again. I can be honest and open and don't need to hide my past.
SALLY, Volunteer at Aquarius


How to get involved

To make the process as easy as possible, volunteering applications are handled centrally. Download an application form here and email it to the following email address:

For all Aquarius volunteering enquiries - 

For all Richmond Fellowship and Domestic Abuse Service volunteering enquiries -

You will be asked to provide the names of two referees and have an assessment meeting. We’ll supply you with an outline of the role you’ll be undertaking and a volunteer agreement. The object of this is to try, as far as possible, to match your motivation and expectations to what we need from a volunteer.

We’re committed to your wellbeing while you volunteer with us. Our aim is to ensure that your time, skills and commitment are used to the benefit of all, and that you enjoy the time you spend with us.

We've answered our most frequently asked questions - please get in touch if your query isn't answered.


We're always grateful to anyone who chooses to raise money for one of our partners in a volunteering capacity. Please see our fundraising section on how you can support your local service.

Richmond Fellowship

At Richmond Fellowship there's the chance to volunteer in one of our mental health supported housing, crisis or employment services.

Whether it's helping support an activity session, updating information resources boards, fundraising or helping promote Richmond Fellowship in your local community there are many ways to make a difference.

Visit the Richmond Fellowship website to find out more.


At our drugs, alcohol and gambling partner Aquarius there's the opportunity to support in the delivery of activity groups, like art, gardening, walking, music and helping out at community events aimed at informing the public of the impacts of alcohol, drugs and gambling.

You could become one of our community champions providing alcohol information and support people to get help from services.

Visit the Aquarius website to find out more.


DVIP is always seeking motivated and dedicated volunteers who share our vision. If you’d like to give your time to help the DVIP teams, why not apply for one of our current volunteering positions? You can also find out more about what it’s like to work with DVIP from previous volunteers.

Visit the DVIP website to find out more.


Meet our volunteers

Meet our volunteers

There are many ways you can support one of our Recovery Focus partners in the community.

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Working Together

Working Together

Our approach is based on the principle of co-production, which means creating something together.

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Want to fundraise for one of our partners? Click to find out how.

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