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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 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.

Read Don’s and Sandie’s story

Meet 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 Carol, Isobel, and Davina

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 128,200 which was worth over £1m to the charity which helps local families with terminally ill children and young adults.

Meet a 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.

Read Colin’s story