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Young volunteers

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? You can volunteer in our shops from 15 and at our fundraising events from 16, and at our hospice and other facilities (including our distribution centre) from 18.

Where you can help

In our shops

If you can spot a designer label, knock up an epic window display 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.

In our Distribution Centre

Flair for photography? Help take snaps and create lists for our eBay store, and research items that are donated to us.

Group of women hug in a circle celebrating completing the Sunrise Walk

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

If you’re looking for ideas to complete your DofE award, we’re delighted that you’re considering Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. We have a wide range of fundraising and volunteering opportunities available, and by helping us you will be supporting babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Young volunteering scheme

We are currently reviewing our Young Volunteer Scheme for aspiring healthcare professionals between the ages of 16 and 18. Please check back soon

Many young people who are interested in entering the healthcare profession find the experience helpful to include when completing their UCAS forms as well as at the interview stage.