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Volunteer Opportunities

We have flexible volunteering opportunities to suit everyone, so get involved today!

Volunteer Opportunities

We have flexible volunteering opportunities to suit everyone, so get involved today!

Can you help? We are extremely short of volunteers in our charity shops!

Giving just 4 hours a week of your time will make an enormous difference to our hospice. Visit your local HDH charity shop and ask for an application form or phone one of them for more information.

Shop Volunteer

Location: One of our 30 shops
Hours: Minimum 3 hours per week is desirable

We are always recruiting for volunteers to support our activities in our various shops in any capacity. For more details please visit your nearest shop. Find out more.

Duke of Edinburgh Shop Volunteer

Location: One of our 30 shops

Are you currently doing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, have a passion for fashion and can make our customers feel welcome? If so, why not consider applying to one of our amazing retail shop. We have over 30 retail shops across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. Find out more.

Please note that you should be at least 14 years of age to be considered for this role.

Work Experience Volunteer

Location: One of our 30 shops or our offices in Oxford. 

At Helen and Douglas House, we welcome work experience opportunities whether it be in our HDH office or any of our retail shops. Starting from year 10 students who are looking into completing the mandatory work experience to young adults who are looking to gain valuable skills and experience to enhance their career profile. Find out more.

Please note that you should be at least 14 years of age to be considered for this role.

Home Volunteer

Location: Various, Oxfordshire and surrounding counties
Hours: Minimum 3-4 hours per week

We are looking for volunteers to assist the families of the children who come to Helen & Douglas House. The needs of each family will vary but will include helping around the home such as cleaning, ironing, gardening, shopping and more. Find out more.

Housekeeping Volunteer

Location: Oxford
Hours: Minimum 3-4 hours per week

We are looking for volunteers to support our housekeeping team to maintain the cleanliness of all communal and public areas of the hospice. This is an energetic role which involves spending time within the clinical environment. Find out more.

Community Fundraising Volunteer

Location: Oxford
Hours: Ad-hoc

Helen and Douglas House are looking for volunteers to help with upcoming fundraising events. Find out more.

Estates Team Volunteer

Location: Oxford
Hours: Minimum 3-6 hours per week

Helen and Douglas House are looking for volunteers to help with maintenance in and around Helen & Douglas House. Find out more.

Receptionist Volunteers

Location: Oxford
Hours: Minimum 4 hours per week
Helen and Douglas House are looking for volunteers to work on our busy reception desk. Find out more.

Catering Volunteer

Location: Oxford
Hours: Minimum 3 hours per week

We are looking for volunteers to support the Catering Team within Helen House and Douglas House. Find out more.

Events Volunteer

Location: Oxford
Hours: Ad-hoc events throughout the year

Helen and Douglas House are looking for volunteers to help with upcoming fundraising events. Find out more.