Volunteer with Sparks

Are you interested in volunteering your time? If you can spare a few hours or a day or two each month, you can help Sparks fund vital children’s medical research.


Volunteers help Sparks in many different ways and whatever your background and skills, we can find the right volunteering opportunity for you.

At Sparks we believe every child has the right to be born healthy and stay healthy. Currently, one in 30 children in the UK are born with a condition or disability that might affect them for life.

Through our pioneering research, we aim to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by serious illness or disability today, whilst seeking ways to better diagnose, treat and prevent these conditions in the future. With your help, we can make a difference sooner.

Why should you volunteer for Sparks?

If you can spare your valuable time to help us, we would be so grateful.  In return you will be part of a friendly team of like-minded people, learn new skills, have fun and make a positive difference to children’s health.

Volunteering opportunities

There are lots of ways you can make a difference and roles to suit everyone.

  • Volunteer in our London office
  • Cheer on our wonderful supporters at sporting events
  • Fundraise in your local community
  • Start a Sparks fundraising group

How to apply to become a volunteer

If you want to discuss any of the opportunities in more detail or have any questions or for more information, please email or call her on 0207 091 7750.

Meet Amanda – fundraising volunteer

Sparks Challenge team member Amanda takes on a Spartan obstacle course raceI’ve been volunteering at Sparks for almost 5 years. I am visually impaired so I choose to work to my strengths, which is talking and building relationships with Sparks supporters over the phone. Each week I call those who are taking on running and cycling challenges for Sparks and share fundraising and training tips. I myself love cycling on the back of a tandem and have competed in running and obstacle course events, so I know what drives people!

Everyone at Sparks is so welcoming and friendly and even though it’s a small charity, everyone is so committed to raising vital funds – so it’s great to be part of the team. You learn new things, make new friends and see first-hand how a charity runs day to day. Best of all though, you feel great helping and giving back!