This page is designed to answer some of the frequently asked questions about volunteering with Left Foot Forward. For details on how to apply, see our main page on volunteering. More detailed information is available in our full volunteering policy.

I don’t live in London and couldn’t afford to. Can I still volunteer?

Yes, you can. We use tools such as email and Skype to communicate with volunteers from across the UK.

I have a day job. Can I still volunteer?

Yes, you can. Much of our work is conducted outside of office hours and at the weekend.

Is there a minimum commitment?

There is no minimum commitment, with previous volunteers having contributed towards research or with a handful of articles over a period of months, or helped out in the office for a few days. The opportunities available are determined by our editorial and campaigning priorities at any point in time. There is an extremely high level of interest in volunteering for Left Foot Forward, however, meaning we are unfortunately unable to accommodate all applicants.

Are there set hours for volunteering?

Volunteering with Left Foot Forward is designed to be rewarding and flexible — with no set hours. Our induction for new volunteers includes a discussion about what they want to get out of their time with us.  This includes a conversation about when they want to volunteer. Volunteers  are free to alter whatever arrangements are made and this is reinforced at induction and subsequently.

Volunteering in our London office is also time-limited. The maximum period someone can volunteer with us on a full-time basis is four weeks. Further details are available in our volunteering policy.

Do you have a question which isn’t answered here? Please get in touch with us at volunteering@leftfootforward.org.