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Why you should volunteer

There are many and varied reasons why people choose to volunteer, but with most people now having very busy lives it can be difficult to find the time. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous not only to the cause you support but to you, your family and your local community. We have lots of ways you can help with volunteering opportunities in Surrey and west London.
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The benefits of volunteering

Make new friends

If you have recently moved it can help you to get to know your local community and meet new people from all walks of life.

It’s good for you

Not only is there evidence volunteering is good for your health, it’s also a great way to improve your confidence and put your skills to good use.

You’ll have fun

Volunteering can be a great way to keep active, feel part of a team and do something worthwhile with your free time.

Places you can volunteer

Our hospices

Our hospices are a friendly, positive and colourful home away from home for supported families. Volunteers help keep everything running smoothly from reception, housekeeping or cooking to general maintenance, gardening or driving our minibus.

Our shops

Work alongside our managers in our network of local shops making customers feel welcome, processing and pricing donations, steaming clothes and operating the till. It’s a great way to meet new people and help us raise vital funds.

Our events

Volunteering at events is a great way to help at a time that suits you. We have lots of events throughout the year from running a stall at a fete to cheering on our brave marathon runners or marshalling at our Sunrise Walk.

Our support office

A great opportunity to gain experience in the charity sector, develop existing skills and learn new ones. Volunteers help our HR, communications and marketing, finance and fundraising teams with a wide rang of administrative tasks, from taking photos to packing goody bags.