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Men’s Sheds
Volunteer Ambassador

We love our UK Men’s Sheds Volunteers! We are grateful for all the ways they support the work we do to champion Men’s Sheds.

We’re always on the lookout for more!

Promoting the difference Sheds make within a community

Volunteers do more than we ever could alone. The Men’s Sheds movement is only as strong and effective as those pitching in – we are grateful to all our volunteers.

Volunteer Ambassador Programme

Our Volunteer Ambassador programme champions grass-roots development and teams up experienced Shed leaders with like-minded peers who want to start Men’s Sheds in their own areas.

We equip and empower Volunteer Ambassadors across the UK to raise awareness of the Men’s Sheds movement and its life changing benefits, and share their knowledge and experiences with the next wave of Shed leaders. Our Volunteer Ambassadors are experienced Shedders who have a track record in setting up safe and sustainable Sheds.

We think there’s nobody more inspiring than those who have done it for themselves and their communities.

With that in mind, our Volunteer Ambassadors are the cheerleaders of the Men’s Sheds movement, and in line with UK Men’s Sheds Association’s values they will:

  • Attend and present at local events and conferences to promote the Men’s Shed movement so as many people as possible know what Sheds are and how to find or start one.
  • Speak at local start up meetings to inspire and motivate groups of people to start Sheds.
  • Provide advice and guidance through the use of standardised materials to men wanting to start Sheds, by phone, email and in person.
  • Share knowledge and experience with existing Shed leaders to help them keep their Sheds thriving and continuously improve them for the benefit of their members’ wellbeing.

Here’s a flavour of what our Volunteers get up to!

Support, mentor and provide information to new and existing Sheds and helping them to grow. Share knowledge and experience with Shed leaders to help them keep their Sheds thriving.


Champion Shed development in the community and encourage teamwork between Sheds. Speak at local start-up meetings to inspire and motivate groups of people to start Sheds.


Build local networks and partnerships to help with source materials, premises, training and funding.

Keep Sheds functioning

Work with UK Men’s Sheds Association Staff to support national initiatives

Staff liaison

Promote, celebrate and support the Shed Movement at events and in the press.

Be our voice

Hear from our Ambassadors

Register your interest

Support from Volunteer Ambassadors is designed in such a way to help new Shed leaders build capacity and feel empowered to be leaders themselves. One day, we hope they’ll become Volunteer Ambassadors in their own right and inspire future generations of Shed leaders. We are currently recruiting Volunteers Ambassadors on an ongoing basis and matching them with future Shed leaders across the UK. If you are interested in either becoming an Ambassador or in receiving support through this programme please call 0300 772 9626 or email or complete the form here.

What happens next?

Once we receive your registered interest a member of our team will contact you for an informal chat either via email or phone, and will look to arrange a formal in-person / video interview with you. If you’re a good fit for our Ambassador programme we’ll formally set you up thereafter.

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