We’re proud to say 90% of our volunteers said they would recommend others volunteering for us. Volunteers like Helle who said ‘Being part of the Helen & Douglas House family has enriched me in ways I could not have imagined.
Our 600+ volunteers give thousands of hours of their time and that equates to tens of thousands of pounds in value to the charity.
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!
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
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.