For volunteers

This section is for our wonderful volunteers that have already been accepted into a volunteering program. It is here to explain the things you need to know about volunteering. (If you have come to this page because you are looking to apply for a volunteering position,  please do not proceed. Instead, see our list of available roles).  

Welcome! Both new and returning volunteer need to take a refresher training course and register annually. Please:

1. Take the online Volunteer Training course

If you access all topics, it will take you about 15 minutes to complete. Experienced Glass Door volunteers can choose to fast track through the course. 

2. Register

Go to the appropriate registration form below: 

Shelters in WANDSWORTH

Ascension Balham Hill, St Peter's Battersea, St Mark's Battersea Rise, St Barnabas Clapham Common, St Barnabas Southfields, St Michael and All Angels, St Luke's Battersea.

Shelters in RICHMOND

St Elizabeth of Portugal, The Vineyard Life Church, All Saints East Sheen, St John the Divine, Christchurch East Sheen, St Matthias, St Mary with St Albans Teddington.

Shelters in Barnes, Battersea, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington and Putney

Barnes Methodist Church, Chelsea Methodist Church, Hall of Remembrance Flood Street, Holy Trinity Brook Green, HTB Queen's Gate, Katherine Low Settlement, Rivercourt Methodist Church, St Barnabas Addison Road, St Columba's, St Cuthbert's, St Johns Walham Green, St Kat's Westway, St Lukes Redcliffe Gardens, St Margaret's Putney, St Marys Putney Bridge Rd, St Peter's Notting Hill, St Saviour's Wendell Park

non-shelter role (drop-in, women's group, events, office).

Why we need you to register

Even if you have volunteered before and have previously filled out the form, please do so again at the beginning of every new shelter season as it lets us know you have returned for the current winter season. We need to have updated records for insurance purposes, and updated records also helps us know how many volunteers we have and who to invite to our end of year Thank You event.

Please do ask us or your volunteer coordinator if you would like more detailed information on anything covered.

Thank you for choosing to volunteer with Glass Door. You are are at the heart of our organisation.You make our services possible, and you’re Glass Door’s face in the local community. You provide a safe refuge to those who sorely need it, and your actions let people know they matter. With your warm welcome, you give people dignity. You are essential to everything that we do!