​Ways to volunteer

More than 1,500 incredible volunteers give up their time on a regular basis to help in every aspect of our work. Without their dedication, we wouldn't be able to support all the families that need us.


Volunteers are integral to the successful running of our organisation. Here is a flavour of the roles carried out by our team of amazing volunteers:


On your feet

From helping in one of our busy shops or sorting donations at our distribution centre, helping us raise over £2 million ever year, to using your DIY skills or enjoying the outdoor life volunteering as a gardener to supporting our Living Well service you are a vital and essential part of our volunteer community.


At a desk

Should you visit any of our four bases either in Tring, Berkhamsted, Chalfont St Giles or St Albans you will receive a warm and friendly greeting from a  member of our efficient and loyal reception volunteers. 


Other desk based administration roles requiring specific skills to ensure the smooth running of the charity are wide and varied – such as item listing with our ​online retail team raising significant funds or with our community fundraising teams.


You will receive training and ongoing support from your line manager helping you to get the most out of the time you have to give with the knowledge that you are making a difference.


Out and about

Currently our community activities are restricted due to COVID-19. As soon as we are able to we will restart volunteering in this way.

With patients and families

Volunteers enhance the lives of our patients, carers and families through our living well and family support services.  


Experts and professionals

Our Board of Trustees have a wide-ranging input into the strategic direction of the charity and bring specific, professional skills to support the continuing us.


And there are occasions when we seek individuals with very key, specific skills to help us in a variety of different ways.