Volunteering London Charity shop in Tooting Broadway

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Little Lives Charity supports families in England and around the world with a seriously ill child. We’re already making a big difference, but there are thousands more children who could benefit from our support. With your help, we can run our Tooting Broadway charity shop and generate much-needed funds to reach out to disabled and disadvantaged children in London.

If you have a little time to spare and would like to use it to benefit a charity, we’d love to hear from you. We’re currently looking for Little Lives Volunteers to help make our mission a reality.

Who can volunteer? 

Whether you’re unemployed, retired, unable to work, looking for work experience while you’re still in education, or you simply have some spare time, you’ll be suitable to join the Little Lives team. If you’d like to volunteer, you’ll need to be aged 18 or over, and be able to reach out Tooting High Street charity shop. Other than that, there are no requirements for the role – and you don’t need previous retail experience.

What does volunteering involve? 

Depending on the amount of time you have to spare, previous experience and confidence, you’ll be asked to sort through donations, price goods, work on a till, create window displays and distribute donation bags in our or your local area. We sit down with our volunteers one-on-one before they sign up to find out more about them, and see where they’d fit best in the charity.

Why should I help?

As well as helping us run the Little Lives charity shop and make a real difference in the local community, volunteering in a charity shop offers a number of benefits. Not only will you be giving back, but you’ll get to join a fantastic, passionate team of volunteers who have come together for one common goal. You’ll also get some hands-on experience working in the retail sector, which you can put on our CV and use when applying for paid jobs in the future. Oh, and you’ll get to meet our fantastic customers, make new friends and have fun. No two days are the same. 

How else can I help? 

If you don’t have enough free time to volunteer regularly for Little Lives, get in touch and ask about our events and donation bag distribution days. We’re always looking for an extra pair of hands on our one-off events, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, you could donate your old phone to charityvisit our charity shop to grab a bargain and spend some money, or have a spring clean and donate your old clothes to us.

How do I get started? 

If you’d like to volunteer for Little Lives, give us a call on 020 7884 0900 or call in and see us at our charity shop at
87 Tooting High Street, London, SW17 0SU. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Our Reviews
Little Lives UK - Children's Charity
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Hannah Bennett
Hannah Bennett
2018-11-13T09:18:36+0000
Lovely quick and efficient service - Came to collect our unwanted TV from our office within 24 hours 🙂
Rachel Price
Rachel Price
2018-11-08T11:26:20+0000
Thank you for collecting my donations with ease and a smile. Wishing you lots of luck with your venture! I’ll be using your service again. All the best. 😊💐
Danie Koerner
Danie Koerner
2018-11-07T22:59:44+0000
Great cause and I hope my stuff will help raising money your charity! It was so easy and quick to book the pick up online! Saved me a lot of time! Thank you!
Kay Twomey
Kay Twomey
2018-11-05T13:04:22+0000
Excellent service, quick to respond to requests and picked up within a few days.Highly recommend!Thank you Little Lives UK. Kay
Jacqueline Fraser
Jacqueline Fraser
2018-10-30T11:08:24+0000
Little Lives were extremely efficient helpful and very friendly. I was amazed that they pick up all items without any problems. It was so easy. We made an appointment very quickly and they picked up on the day as promised. Brilliant !. I will definitely recommend them to any one - in fact I have already done this. Well done !
Lucy Rausing
Lucy Rausing
2018-10-29T11:15:43+0000
Efficient and friendly collection. Would absolutely recommend!
Louise Hannah
Louise Hannah
2018-10-24T10:17:11+0000
Really pleased with this charity - quick and easy to deal with and happy it’s going to a good cause
Anna Kolosova
Anna Kolosova
2018-10-15T18:16:47+0000
Very happy with this charity! I love the fact that clothes donation can be so easy and fast! You book - they come & collect!
Charlie Dee Falco
Charlie Dee Falco
2018-10-15T13:22:16+0000
Little lives chary is amazing! I booked my collection, 20 boxes, and on the booked day a friendly and hardworking driver came to collect 20 boxes with a smile on his face! Thank you so much for the great job you are doing. Will use their service again fo sure!
Nikole Lowe
Nikole Lowe
2018-10-08T14:07:24+0000
Great charity, they come and pick up your donations!
Hannah Macey
Hannah Macey
2018-10-04T10:56:36+0000
Lovely charity doing amazing work! I booked for a donation to be collected and it was easy and would high recommend to anyone! Will be donating again soon!
Charlotte Shipton
Charlotte Shipton
2018-09-13T14:10:25+0000
I was very pleased to have found such a good charity - their pick up of bags and boxes was easily arranged and very efficient and I am impressed to see the work they do.
Mis Minimal Intelligence Soc
Mis Minimal Intelligence Soc
2018-09-12T16:50:46+0000
Arranged a pick up of 10 boxes of books, DVDs and toys, as well as bags of clothes. The pickup was all arranged online through a very informative and easy navigable website. The items were picked up as arranged.The charity does so much good work for local children with disabilities and those needing help. I was really impressed reading through some of their local projects.
Esther Santana
Esther Santana
2018-09-12T14:39:21+0000
Lovely charity, very easy to donate. Great work!!
Andrew Brooker
Andrew Brooker
2018-09-12T12:52:38+0000
The collection service makes donating so easy. Will be sending all my unwanted clothes etc to Little Lives.
Nicole Arraiano De Jong
Nicole Arraiano De Jong
2018-09-06T17:25:31+0000
Brilliant collection service and great cause! Please support!
Henrieëtt Ehlers
Henrieëtt Ehlers
2018-09-06T12:09:17+0000
So easy to donate. Such a lovely team, happy to be able to support this wonderful charity. 🙂
Sarah Notman
Sarah Notman
2018-08-22T11:29:05+0000
Really worthy cause for helping blind children. I hope you keep growing and growing ♥️♥️♥️
Anne Yacé
Anne Yacé
2018-08-21T22:11:41+0000
super easy to donate and I've discovered a wonderful charity
Mary Brewer
Mary Brewer
2018-08-16T07:06:16+0000
I was very please that I found little lives website as I. Have tried many charities in the past but not as good as yours.quick pick up pleasant and helpfull when booking a pick up and I. Will certainly be using you again and reckonmending your. Chartity to other friends and family. Keep. The good work up
Rachel Blencowe
Rachel Blencowe
2018-08-15T15:03:59+0000
Super easy to donate and a fantastic cause!
Olivia Owen
Olivia Owen
2018-08-03T09:41:17+0000
Excellent! They collected 5 big bags from my house within 24 hours of my request. Great service and wonderful charity. Thank you 🙂
Emine Tahir
Emine Tahir
2018-07-21T06:32:38+0000
Happy to donate to a local and very worthwhile cause. Online collection booking straight forward. I was lucky that they were collecting in my area the very next day so 4 ikea bags and 3 boxes collected in a flash! Would recommend and will definitely be using again. �
Karen Kazlo Volpert
Karen Kazlo Volpert
2018-07-16T09:35:29+0000
Little lives made donating effortless. I booked on the website, confirmed the pick-up, and within days my 20 boxes were gone! The driver was courteous and quick as lightening. I couldn't be happier.
Jadare Jean
Jadare Jean
2018-07-07T11:24:44+0000
The organization is extremely well run and is constantly reviewing its processes to see how it can improve and expand. It is a very dedicated team who has made it their mission to help as many children as it can.
Aimée Sullivan
Aimée Sullivan
2018-07-04T11:34:29+0000
Amazing service - the only charity I found that made it unbelievably easy to donate through their online form. Bigger charities made it very difficult- huge thank you!!!!!!! <3
Ema Sophie
Ema Sophie
2018-06-28T13:17:50+0000
Everyone is friendly, encouraging and happy to help out. Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to join a non profit organization or anyone who just want to make a difference!
Hava Antony
Hava Antony
2018-06-28T13:16:34+0000
I love their mission, to connect people to quality giving and volunteer opportunities worldwide. They not only make giving and volunteer opportunities but with quality in the world. 🙂
Lizzie Clark
Lizzie Clark
2018-06-25T10:29:08+0000
Great charity and great people working for it!
Sophie Sheppard
Sophie Sheppard
2018-06-07T10:09:06+0000
I'm in the process of moving house and had lots of items suitable for charity donation (over 5 bags full). Being able to book the collection online and have them collect from my home was simple and helpful and saved me a trip! I hope my donations help the great cause! Thank you Little Lives
Nini Noo
Nini Noo
2018-05-17T12:57:36+0000
What a lovely charity. Very professional. Picked up everything in the time period stated. No fuss. Will donate again.
Lucy Jakubowska
Lucy Jakubowska
2018-05-03T12:28:50+0000
Brilliant service. Lovely charity. Helpful and friendly staff. They collected all our unwanted things at a set time and day. So much easier than dragging to a charity shop!
Kelly Donegan
Kelly Donegan
2018-04-16T10:17:44+0000
Fantastic service - prompt pick up and even a call to make sure the scooter we had put out was meant to go. I highly recommend this charity for donations, they make it easy when most others I have found make it much harder to donate.
Del Bowen
Del Bowen
2018-02-22T23:26:49+0000
What a cracking service from a lovely little charity, whish is doing some excellent work. Very easy to organise a collection and they turned up as promised at the time and day they promised. Very glad to be able to give lots of good quality stuff (not just clothes) to charity rather than throw it away. Would definitely donate again. Thank you and good luck!
Jenny Hutton
Jenny Hutton
2018-02-22T09:52:39+0000
Little Lives UK is a brilliant, efficient charity. We didn't know what to do with our old working TV and DVD player and they have picked them up and put them to good use. Couldn't recommend them more!
Jazmine Cox
Jazmine Cox
2018-02-21T21:33:25+0000
Little Lives charity were fast and efficient, called before they arrived at my home and took all the items we donated, with no questions asked. A great service and very helpful to the community. Excellent!
Justeen Tusini
Justeen Tusini
2018-02-07T10:30:15+0000
This was my first time donating to Little Lives and the customer service was amazing! The driver showed up on time and even gave me a call to say he was here, donating baby clothes and toys to a charity that deserves it and makes it easy to do so has been awesome. Thanks Little Lives!!
Alexandra Romano
Alexandra Romano
2018-01-22T14:57:23+0000
This was my first time donating through Little Lives and I could not be happier or more impressed with the customer service. I contacted them quite late in the evening and they still responded within their 1hr window. They were able to collect the items as quick as possible, and the driver was very communicative. It's also nice knowing exactly what your donations will be going towards! I definitely recommend working with this charity!
Lara Michael
Lara Michael
2018-01-17T11:59:59+0000
I came across Little Lives UK Charity when searching for a charity online to collect the donated clothes from home. I was very happy to hear that they would collect form home. I received a thank you email following the donation and they let me know what cause my donation would be used for- which is enlightening. Thank you and I am glad I can help in any way. I will definitely be on the look out for this charity again.
Danielle Coates
Danielle Coates
2018-01-10T13:05:37+0000
I found Little Lives when looking for a charity collection online, we're moving house and have a lot of stuff that we no longer need, nor can fit in the new property. Together with a good wardrobe clear out we had over 10 bags to give away. We don't have a car so it would have been very difficult to lug these down to our local charity shop and very easy to leave them outside for the rubbish men. Booking the collection online was so simple and the customer service via email was clear and upbeat, I was even thanked for my donation and now know where it's going and who it will be helping. Would definitely recommend this service!
Cathy Bland
Cathy Bland
2018-01-04T13:26:11+0000
Really easy to arrange collection of electronic goods. Great service - highly recommended.
Dorotka Ostrowska
Dorotka Ostrowska
2017-12-11T13:17:18+0000
I came across Little Lives UK Children Charity when searching for a charity online which would collect my donation. I had quite a few bags of both adult and baby clothes to give away. I was delighted to hear that Little Lives would collect from home and extremely pleased when they said they would find my collection useful and welcomed. I live in North London in the area which is awashed with charity shops which refuse to take donations because they get so many especially children stuff. I was very disheartened by their attitude and so pleased when I came across a charity which was still in need of things and could find could use for them. Booking a collection was very easily done online. The driver phoned me in advance on the collection day. When he arrived he was very polite and courtoeus. I was truly delighted with the experience and would love to support this charity in the future. It is also important to me that this charity focuses on children as so many things I have to donate belonged to my toddler son. It is heartwarming to know that we can somehow be of help to other little children. Many many thanks Little Lives UK!
Liisa Andronova
Liisa Andronova
2017-11-23T16:05:40+0000
Great convenient service, lovely people and cause. Would definitely use them again!
Rebekah Jacobs
Rebekah Jacobs
2017-11-23T09:16:26+0000
Thank you for a great collection service so professional and easy. I hope our donation of clothes helps raise a little for your worthy cause.
Lindsay Anne Brown
Lindsay Anne Brown
2017-11-22T15:55:30+0000
Lovely charity! I found them yesterday and by 4:30 today they’d picked up a bag of toys I’d prepared for them.
Harvey Tatsu Jones
Harvey Tatsu Jones
2017-11-16T15:35:02+0000
They were very flexible and came our door to collect. We feel good that our donations will be going to a great cause.
Vanessa Abreu
Vanessa Abreu
2017-11-15T15:31:53+0000
It feels amazing to help little ones 🙂 thanks pretty much
Carmel Louise Anne Mulhall
Carmel Louise Anne Mulhall
2017-11-08T12:42:23+0000
It couldn't be easier to donate your unwanted clothes to this charity. I booked the collection online and they came the very next day to collect. I then received a lovely email thanking me for my donation. Warm feelings from doing a good deed made very easy.
Mya Farida
Mya Farida
2017-10-13T22:23:43+0000
Very helpful and convenient for people that want to give but don't have facilities near by. They guys came for collection the next day. Great service and they follow up with an email to say thank you. Highly recommended and you also feel good knowing it's going to good cause. Xx
Jeania Pang
Jeania Pang
2017-10-10T23:30:33+0000
Great collection service, easy, fast and great way to get rid of those unwanted clothes for a good cause. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Kudjoou Essi Bakpessi
Kudjoou Essi Bakpessi
2017-10-03T20:01:17+0000
All my bags were collected at home which is very convenient as I do not have a car but wanted my children clothes (still in a very good condition) to serve others. A bit disappointed that my double buggy (which was an expensive one and I did not use it much) was not taken!! But great job, I will use this charity again!!
Lauren Phillips
Lauren Phillips
2017-09-18T08:36:35+0000
This service is so efficient and easy to arrange. With free collections at a time that suits you, why not donate your unwanted items? I'm really pleased to know that the items have gone on to be recycled into something sellable, with 100% of their income spent on worthy projects. Thank you, and I will be using this service again!
Desiree Booysen
Desiree Booysen
2017-08-17T17:48:14+0000
I am all for convenience, the fact that all my previously used baby clothes, play mat, breastfeeding cushion and more were collected from my door is a huge plus for me and I will definitely use this charity again. Do note that they also collect adult clothes etc. Does not only have to be baby/kids stuff!The perfect scenario would be a charity to collect the test like high chairs car seats and bouncy seats and other equipment too. I realise due to safety restrictions this is not possible.5 stars for convenience and knowing it will make a difference in another child's life!
Ailian Chee
Ailian Chee
2017-08-07T17:43:38+0000
I agree with previous reviewers that this is a wonderful place to make a donation. The staff I spoke with over the phone was very helpful, as was the driver who was extremely courteous. The pick up was well within the given time slot. I am delighted that my coats, toys, books and electrical items can help someone. Many thanks, Little Lives UK!
Kat Worth
Kat Worth
2017-08-04T18:24:39+0000
Great that they were able to collect everything and came at the allocated time. Glad to have been able to support a small charity that's making a difference.
Chantal Nicholson
Chantal Nicholson
2017-07-26T22:05:42+0000
Highly recommend if you have any items or clothing, which could be used for a good cause! Came right when scheduled and got everything from me.
Jana Kravcova Jesenska
Jana Kravcova Jesenska
2017-07-12T20:50:01+0000
Such a fantastic organisation with a big heart. We are so thankful for you helping to support our ill daughter Lea. Thanks to you and everyone who helped to raise money, she can continue in rehab and progress. Thank you so much.
Debbie Worden McWhorter
Debbie Worden McWhorter
2017-07-04T08:04:00+0000
What a great way to get rid of all of my unwanted clothes and toys! They came during the time slot (although it was a rather large time slot) and the driver was friendly and courteous. They hauled away all of my 20 bags of clothes! Feels good knowing my children's clothes are going to help children, too. Keep up the good work!
Mohan Da Greatt
Mohan Da Greatt
2017-06-25T13:29:41+0000
its nice they picked up the bags the next day, just that they came 2 hours later then promised, but im happy with the service. cheers.
Ti Brown
Ti Brown
2017-05-27T15:20:43+0000
What could be better than helping children? Nada. Great cause and my donation pick up was effortless. I'll definitely be telling my friends to get involved.
Tania Perker
Tania Perker
2017-04-16T08:32:10+0000
I just recently found this awesome charity that funds various projects for children around the UK. Absolutely love them. Every contact with them has been a pleasure!
Patt Mattison
Patt Mattison
2017-04-11T16:43:24+0000
These are really up front guys all of my donation goes straight to the projects, there is no middle man. I really appreciate the opportunity to help out. Thanks!
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