“When I first started volunteering with Back Up, I used to worry about people’s perceptions of my disability. Now I have more confidence and 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 – supporting children and young people in education, delivering wheelchair skills sessions, helping out on courses, mentoring people, raising vital funds, joining us at bucket collections, helping at events, and helping raise awareness. Read on to find out more of the ways you can support us as a volunteer.

Fundraising and Major Events

Be an integral part of the fundraising team helping organise, prepare and deliver our major events throughout the year. Use your creative and organisational skills to support each of the events, all varying in style and audience. The money raised through our events ensures our services can continue to help people with spinal cord injury to open their eyes and to look forward to a positive future.

Finance and Operations

You will play a supportive role in ensuring that financial, operational and HR processes are maintained and developed, thus supporting the sustainability of Back Up and helping the wider team by enabling them to have good information in a timely way and to work in a pleasant and efficient working environment. To find out more about supporting the finance team, please download the role description below.

Photographers and filmmakers

We need high-quality photos and film material to document and promote our UK-wide activities. If you’re a professional or good amateur photographer/film-maker please get in touch with communications team on 020 8875 1805.

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!

“I hadn’t worked in a while, so the idea of volunteering in the office initially made me nervous. But actually, it was the best thing for me. It’s given me structure and helped me get back into the world of work. I can use my skills in a safe environment, surrounded by supportive people, many of them with injuries like mine. “

Tracy, office volunteer


A woman volunteering on one of our outdoor-activity courses

Interested in volunteering?

Would you like to find out more about volunteering at Back Up? Fill in our volunteer interest form and we’ll be in touch.

Register interest


For more information on volunteering at Back Up, fill in our interest form, email us or call the office now on 020 8875 1805.