Make a difference by volunteering in a fundraising role
If you’d like to make a difference in your local community, you’ve come to the right place. At Rennie Grove, we have a wide range of local fundraising volunteer roles for you to choose from. And, however you choose to help, your contribution will make a big difference to local families facing life-limiting illness.
Choose from one-off, recurring, or ongoing volunteer roles with fundraising
Our fundraising volunteer roles have varying time commitments to suit people in different circumstances. For example, you could volunteer as an event marshal at one of our annual challenge events. Maybe our Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, or the HERTS 10K? Alternatively, you might like to help us spread the word about Rennie Grove and our services by distributing leaflets or putting up posters out in the community. We always need volunteers to help us raise much-needed funds from local shoppers across the communities where we provide care. If you have time to give and would like to join the Rennie Grove volunteering team, we’d love to hear from you!Fill in our volunteer enquiry form
Maybe you have specific skills you’d like to put to good use as a fundraising volunteer. Or perhaps you’d like to learn or practise new skills, such as public speaking and networking to spread the word about what we do.
Whatever you’d like to do – we’ll probably have something that will suit. Read on to find out about typical fundraising volunteer opportunities .
Rennie Grove collection tins in our community generate over £25,000 every year. Volunteers who collect and replace our tins help us maintain this significant stream of funding which is vital to helping us support our patients and their families.
Our Ambassadors are volunteers who enjoy speaking and presenting. They are happy to attend meetings or present speeches to groups of any size in the local community. For example, at WI, Lions, Rotary Club, Round Table or U3A meetings. Or to employees, schoolchildren, or simply over a cuppa with a group of friends. Use your networking skills and contacts too – and get out into your local community meeting people and going places.
If your time is limited, use what you do have to make a difference, while having a great time. Our events in your local community are great fun and very sociable. Participants are so grateful to our event volunteers, and you help make the event happen.
What you get from volunteering in our fundraising volunteer roles
Our fundraising volunteers say they love the sociable aspect of their role. Here are the key benefits they listed.
Help your community You know you’re making a difference right on your doorstep – helping families in your local community who need specialist hospice care.
Connection Be part of a friendly team in a very sociable, supportive environment
Rewarding You get the satisfaction of completing a task and knowing that it’s helped the team and the families we support.
Sociable You work with and alongside friendly, like-minded people with a shared aim.
"Volunteering at Rennie Grove’s fundraising events is another great way to show your support. It’s not a huge commitment and you help the charity save money on hiring extra staff. I helped marshal during the Chilterns 3 Peaks, it was a wonderful day out, I had the opportunity to meet supporters, the views were fantastic, and the weather was lovely."
Reasons to volunteer
We asked all our volunteers what they get from volunteering with Rennie Grove. Here’s what they said…
- a sense of fun and fulfilment
- an opportunity to try something new
- a real sense of achievement
- meet new people
- share your skills and learn new ones
- improve your mental health and wellbeing
- gain work experience
- boost your confidence
- become more involved with your local community
- feel valued for your contribution
- help local families when they desperately need it
Hear from our volunteers
At the end of December 2021 Jim Lawrence retired from volunteering with the retail and trading driving team after more than seven years' loyal service.
Paul volunteers with our Supporting hands service.
Mahdiya volunteers with the Living Well service at Grove House in St Albans.