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Young people and DofE

Gain new experiences and skills by volunteering with us.

For the majority of our volunteering roles, you’ll need to be 18 or older. But there’s still plenty of ways 16s and over can get involved! Have a look below at some great ideas to get involved at any age.

Aged 16 to 18?

If you’re completing a UCAS form or putting together your CV, volunteering is a great way to make yourself stand out. You can gain all kinds of new skills and experience from working in a charity shop to helping out in our gardens. Take a look at our current opportunities. All roles detail the minimum age requirement.

Explore our volunteer roles
Complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award with us
As an Approved Activity Provider, we can help you achieve your award. It’s also an opportunity for you to make a real difference in your community by supporting your local children's hospice.

Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) are organisations whose opportunities have been approved by the DofE as meeting sectional conditions and can count towards the achievement of a DofE Award.

Be part of a team, learn new skills and find a creative outlet in our shops. There are many roles to choose from such as customer service, shop display, sorting and prepping stock, administration and more.

Find out more about our charity shop volunteer roles.

Aged 15 or under?

We don't currently offer any volunteer roles for under 16s. However, you can still get involved helping the hospice. Why not involve your school mates and teachers as well by organising a sponsored sports day, cake sale or quiz night.

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