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Meet our volunteers

Meet some of our volunteers, read their stories and find out more about their experience.

Meet our volunteers

Meet some of our volunteers, read their stories and find out more about their experience.

Interested in volunteering for your local children’s hospice but looking for more information? Meet some of Helen & Douglas House volunteers, hear what they have to say, and explore ways that you can get involved too.

Meet our Home Volunteers – Don and Sandie

Sandie and Don both volunteer for a day week each in the office and gardening. In 2017 Sandie and Don were awarded a Certificate of Honour by Oxford City Council for their volunteering work and also met Camilla, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, when she visited the hospice.

Meet our arts and crafts volunteer – Helle

Helle, who is Danish, has been an arts and crafts volunteer for Helen & Douglas House for the last 6 years. She helps capture special memories by producing wonderful memory quilts and wall hangings for the local families who receive care from Helen & Douglas House.

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.

Helen & Douglas House relies on volunteers at its shops, at the hospice and to help families who visit the hospice at home. The total number of hours volunteered last year was 84,000 which was worth £754,800 to the charity.

Meet our Shop Volunteers – Carol, Isobel, and Davina

Meet our Cirencester shop volunteers and find out about their volunteering experiences at Helen & Douglas House charity shops. Volunteers like Carol, Isobel, and Davina are integral to the success of our shops helping with everything from a window displaying to steaming.

Meet our Fundraising Volunteer – Colin

Volunteer Colin Love, from Cookham, started volunteering in fundraising last year. His role as a fundraising volunteer is to work with local companies and schools on a variety of projects to raise funds for Helen & Douglas House.