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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease




All volunteers who work with us are welcomed into our team and find volunteering a rewarding and positive experience. There are many different ways in which you can get involved.

Why volunteer?

Right now, up and down the country people are volunteering for Kidney Research UK, gaining and developing skills and confidence whilst helping to change the lives of others.

Volunteering opportunities come in all shapes and sizes depending on what you want to get out of the experience. Whether you’d like to meet other people or do your own thing, we want to empower you with the right tools to make a difference.

If you have a few spare hours every month or a day each week, have skills that you can use or are looking to learn new skills, we have a number of volunteer roles suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.

Volunteers at the London Marathon cheering station

Ways to volunteer

There are loads of ways you can donate your time; get inspired with our selection of ideas.

Volunteer at an event

Do you have what it takes to help support our participants make it through their event? We are looking for volunteers who have a big voice and lots of energy to join us at our cheering stations along event routes.

Volunteer in our shops

Meet and help customers, sort donations, price goods and arrange the window displays. Our retail volunteers are instrumental in making sure the shops are stocked and open seven days a week.

Volunteer in the community

Volunteer in your community to raise awareness and understanding of kidney disease, organ donation, participation in research or by sharing your experience of living with, or helping others with, kidney disease.

Volunteer in the office

If you're looking to start your career, change of career, or returning to work; volunteering in our Peterborough office is a great way to experience working in an office environment and build your skills.

Share your skills

If you have a skill, hobby, professionalism or a personal interest that you'd like to share through volunteering and think we could make good use of, we'd love to hear from you.

Volunteering vacancies

Charity shop volunteer


  • Dalkeith
  • Exeter
  • Redcar

Main tasks:

  • Sorting through donations received.
  • Creating eye catching displays within the shop.
  • Preparing donated items for sale.
  • Dealing with customers enquiries and serving customers on the till.

How to apply/for more information:


Call: 0300 303 1100

Sign up to volunteer

We have a variety of volunteering roles and would love to help find the right role for you.

If none of the vacancies above are suitable for you, please fill in our 'interested in volunteering form' to let us know where abouts you are and what kind of volunteering ideas you have.

Once completed, our Volunteering Programme Manager will be in touch with information on suitable volunteering opportunities and details about how you can get involved.


Volunteering news

Got a question? Get in touch.

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our Volunteer Manager:

0300 303 1100

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