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Our 600+ volunteers give thousands of hours of their time and that equates to tens of thousands of pounds in value to the charity.

Helen & Douglas House retail volunteering sitting on the sofa

Retail Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to meet new people in your local area? Find hidden gems while making our customers feel special at your nearest Helen & Douglas House charity shop.


Office & Support Services Volunteer Opportunities

Our hospice volunteers help with everything from housekeeping, catering, and reception to helping out our estates team. Offer a helping hand and make a difference!

Woman and girl holding childrens books at the hospice

Family Facing Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in a role that works directly with families? Sign up to help our nursing, play and holistic therapy teams at the hospice, or join our team of home volunteers who help families in their own homes with tasks such as gardening, cleaning or engaging siblings.


Fundraising & Events Volunteer Opportunities

Come and join in at our events! Meet our supporters and some of the hospice families, represent the charity and have lots of fun in the process.

Support an amazing cause using your time and skills

Do you enjoy making a real difference? Use your time to make an impact by joining a friendly team of people at the heart of your community and support a good cause at the same time. Whatever your role, you will be an important part of a team that makes a huge difference to the lives of others.

Helen & Douglas House has been caring for local terminally ill children and their families since 1982. We help children and their families at our hospice, at home and in hospital with respite stays, pain relief, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Benefits of volunteering 

Flexible volunteering hours

Support and training

Friendly community & an improved wellbeing

Expenses covered

Volunteer Charter

We believe that volunteering is a two-way relationship. That is why we set up volunteer charter guidelines to showcase what we offer our volunteers in return for their time.

View the Volunteer Charter

Volunteer privacy policy
Our privacy policy describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your volunteering relationship with us.

Take a look at our Privacy Policy