If you are doing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or considering a medical, retail or fashion career, why not apply to be one of our young volunteers? At our hospices you will need to be 16, but if you are at least 15 years of age you can volunteer in one of our shops.
Where you can help
In our shops
If you can spot a designer label, have a feel for fashion and can make our customers feel welcome, we have a role for you.
In our hospices
Due to their many complex needs, you will not be working directly with the children in our care but you can still play an important role helping in the kitchen.
Young Volunteering Scheme
The Summer Young Volunteering scheme runs from July to September and the Autumn Young Volunteering scheme runs from November to January. The Autumn Scheme is now closed. Although you will not be working directly with the children in our care, you will gain an insight into our service and many young people who are interested in entering the healthcare professions find the experience helpful, to include when completing their UCAS forms and of benefit at the interview stage.
We are now accepting applications for the Summer Scheme which will run from July 2020 to September 2020. The closing date for applicants is Sunday, 26 April 2020.
Volunteering opportunities at the hospices will be available at:
- Christopher’s, Old Portsmouth Road, Artington, Guildford, GU3 1LP: (alternate weeks) Saturday 10am to 12 noon; 12 noon to 2pm ; and Sunday 10am to 12 noon
- Shooting Star House, The Avenue, Hampton, TW12 3RA: (alternate weeks) Saturday 10am to 12 noon; 12 noon to 2pm ; and Sunday 10am to 12 noon
Group interviews will take place at Christopher’s, Guildford on Tuesday, 19 May from 5pm to 6pm at Shooting Star House, Hampton on Thursday, 21 May from 5pm to 6pm and inductions will take place 5pm to 7.15pm at Christopher’s, Guildford on Wednesday, 10 June and at Shooting Star House, Hampton on Thursday, 11 June. You will need to attend on both dates in order to volunteer on the scheme.