Corporate volunteering

By supporting staff volunteering activities, companies can strengthen their CSR programmes and stand out from their competitors. Corporate volunteering can be a great team building activity and a way to help motivate and inspire staff.

If your company chooses Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as their Charity of the Year you will be offered at least one day in our gardens, for a small team of 6-8 people, as part of your partnership. For companies looking for a one-off team building day we request a donation of £50 per person to cover arranging the day, supervision and light refreshments.

If you have large teams of staff wanting to volunteer on one day, you might want to consider taking part in our Apprentice Shop Challenge. The challenge provides a fun and innovative way for staff to volunteer and raise money at the same time. Not only will your staff enjoy their volunteering experience it will help build strong team-working, leadership and sales skills.

Corporate Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering at our hospices and our distribution centre

Our hospices are a friendly, bright and positive home from home environment for the children and families that we care for, so your team would be helping to keep these in tip top condition. Jobs can range from inside and out, and could involve re-hanging curtains, painting, weeding flower beds, planting new flowers, painting sheds and fences to just a general tidy up. The jobs depend on the season and the weather, but you’d be fully briefed ahead of your visit and you’ll be guided by our staff and regular volunteers.

Our charity shops play a vital role in helping to fund our care service. Our distribution centre is a hub for all of our wonderful stock and donations, and with your help we can ensure that the right stock reaches our shops. Jobs can range from sorting donations, moving winter / summer items ready for distribution, dividing items for each shop to creating and wrapping gift hampers for tombolas / raffles.

Apprentice Shop Challenge

Our most exciting, team building volunteer experience! The Apprentice Shop Challenge is a unique way for staff to volunteer, and building their leadership and sales skills, whilst raising vital funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.


Cheering volunteers are essential to the success of our events. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide the level of support we do to our incredible supporters who tackle cycling, running & trekking events to raise money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. So join us in cheering, clapping, whooping and shouting words of encouragement to our runners and cyclists at various events throughout the year.

Event volunteers

Event volunteers help at our bespoke challenge events run smoothly. Roles include marshalling the route, registering participants and selling merchandise. Becoming an event volunteer is perfect for those who want to get involved, but are unable to make a regular commitment.

For more information on how your company could volunteer with Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, please contact our Corporate Team.