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Youth and DofE Volunteering

There are lots of ways you can help by volunteering for Chestnut Tree House as a young person, during which time you can gain highly beneficial life skills and experience.


Due to COVID 19 our hospice-based volunteering roles are currently suspended. However we are now pleased to be able to reopen our doors for those wishing to apply to volunteer in one of our charity shops. Please read our latest updates here.


Are you doing the Duke of Edinburgh award?

If so, part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme will require you take part in some form of volunteering. Chestnut Tree House can help by providing you with the skills you need to volunteer and the opportunities you need to achieve your bronze, silver or even gold award! Find out more about volunteering as part of your as part of your DofE.

As a Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider we can place you in a voluntary role, giving you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives, help your local community and support your local hospice, all whilst assisting you to complete your volunteer section of the award.

Charity Shop Volunteers Aged 16+

Volunteering at a charity shop is very rewarding. You will be part of a team, will learn new skills and find an outlet for your creative flair or your passion for fashion!

There are many roles that may suit you: customer service, shop display, sorting and prepping stock, serving at the till, administration, cleaning etc. If you are an avid book-worm or like to dabble in antiques/collectibles, we would love to utilise your skills! And whilst you have fun you are also helping to raise vital funds for a worthwhile cause.

We have charity shops in many locations across East and West Sussex.

Are you in your final years at school?

Perhaps you are just in your final years at school and want to make a real difference to Chestnut Tree House. We have many supporters that are under 16 that still want to get involved with their school.

Here are some ideas to get you started…

  • Quiz Night
  • Sponsored swim
  • Cake sale
  • Organise a party
  • Sports day
  • Eating competition

You can read about School Fundraising here.

The Benefits

Volunteering for Chestnut Tree House offers you a chance to grow in many different ways including:

  • Self-belief
  • Self-confidence
  • A sense of responsibility
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time
  • The ability to learn from and give to others in the community
  • New friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and teamworking skills