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Volunteer with us

If you’ve read about What We Do then you might be interested in helping out with one of our projects.

The easiest way to get involved is to contact the coordinator of the Companions group nearest to you. You can find all the contact details for regional coordinators on the Contact page.

Become a Companion

Becoming a Companion brings a sense of commitment, many and different opportunities to engage with and support those in need; many friendships forged through working together; and the sense of belonging to an organisation dedicated to helping the sick , the poor and marginalised for almost a thousand years. That is a pretty special combination.

As a Companion, you can give your time to any of our many projects – joining a group to help at our cafes for the homeless, volunteering in the Order’s care homes, coming on pilgrimage with us to Lourdes or Walsingham.

Or you can simply subscribe as a member to support our work and by assisting us with your prayers.

Companions will also have the opportunity to assist with the Order of Malta’s relief efforts outside the UK.  This could be through active involvement or by donations, all of which go directly to support the need.

The Companions have almost no overheads and operate entirely on voluntary effort.


Please provide details of two referees (name, address, phone number & email address*). At least one referee should be a Member or Companion of the Order of Malta. One of your referees should have known you for at least two years :

  • Member of the Order of Malta
  • a Companion of the Order of Malta
  • Parish Priest, Vicar or Minister
  • Member or alumnae of the Order of Malta Volunteers

Your referees will be contacted prior to your application being processed and will be asked to write a letter in support or they can email directly.

How to join

To apply to join the Companions, please fill out this application form below.

Once your application has been received and processed, we will contact you so that you can arrange payment of the subscription fee. Thank you for your application.