“When I first became a volunteer with Back Up, I didn’t know what to expect because of my high level injury. I used to worry about people’s perceptions of me and my disability, but now I have more confidence and realise that I have a really good life. The amazing feeling I get from helping other people is worth more than any amount of money.”

Our team of over 400 volunteers do amazing things every day – delivering services, raising vital funds, joining us in the office, helping at events, holding their own events, raising awareness, advising, guiding and supporting us in so many ways.

Some of our volunteering roles are specifically for people with a spinal cord injury, family members or professional care staff. But we’ve got lots of opportunities that are open to everyone. And whether you have a spinal cord injury or not, volunteering with Back Up is challenging, fun and incredibly rewarding. It could even change your life!


Volunteer wheelchair user


For more information, email or call us now on 020 8875 1805. You can also download a general application form below for most of our volunteering roles.

There are specific application forms for both family mentors and spinal cord injured mentors below. Make sure you download the correct from and return it by email to our Mentoring Manager, Polly.