Get Involved

I’d like to volunteer

pbWe would love to hear from you! We have a great team of volunteers at the lowdown, in a wide range of interesting and fulfilling roles. Our volunteers are a vital part of the service we offer at the lowdown, but this isn’t just about us getting what we want.

We are passionate about supporting and training our volunteers so that they can enjoy the meaningful work, personal and professional development, and get the recognition they want and deserve. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and are aged from 14 to 75, so you’ll fit right in! 

We have various roles available. If you can’t find the vacancy that you are looking for, you can request a volunteer interest form by emailing and we will keep you up to date as opportunities arise.

You could also join us at volunteer events. Keep checking our What’s On page for details of forthcoming volunteer events, and to register your interest.

Aged 14-18 years?

We’d love your support on our Focus Forum. You can help to shape what help and support other young people can get from the lowdown by making sure we stay up to date and relevant. It’s great fun and you get to make new friends and attend social and training events. Plus it looks good on your CV for college, Duke of Edinburgh Awards or work applications.

18 years or over?

You can apply to become a fully trained counselling and information worker, information or shift support worker or database administrator. We also have external opportunities for outreach and detached volunteers (working within the community) to join our team working in other locations throughout Northamptonshire.

Practical skills you could volunteer?

If you have skills such as handy person, gardener, electrician, plumber, decorator, and could spare a few hours to help us keep in tip top shape so there’s no interruption to our vital services, we’d love to hear from you!

vol2“I didn’t really know what to expect but I enjoyed it and it was great to be listened to and hear the different ways others thought about the same things…”

~ a youth volunteer

Governance & Management

the lowdown strives to be a well run, efficient and professional charity, offering high standards to both our clients and our supporters. To do this, we need expertise in areas such as Governance, Fundraising, Communication, Accounts, Marketing, Business, Development Policy and Technology.

Volunteers in these roles help set our direction and support our staff and volunteers, bringing in valuable expertise and leading projects which help us to achieve our goals. Whether you are working or retired, your specialist knowledge, expertise and contacts could be of great value to the lowdown.

vol3“I’ve gained a great deal of information on the kind of issues that affect the youth of today.
Volunteering has helped me to remain open-minded and understanding when with young people…”

~ a counselling volunteer

busvols“The lowdown has given me a chance to apply my knowledge in a very different environment from the one I know best.
It’s refreshing to contribute what I know to a good cause and working with the staff as a consultant to help them improve the way they work and getting results very quickly. That’s not always the case in a business!”

~ a business volunteer

“the lowdown would love to hear from you… get in touch with us today!”

This form is for self-referrals and assisted self-referrals to access the lowdown’s services.