Volunteering opportunities

Find your perfect volunteer role today!

Volunteering is a great way of trying something new, gaining new skills and experience, meeting people and giving something back. Maybe you’re interested in volunteering in one of our shops or in the warehouse – helping pre-loved items find their new homes? Or maybe soaking up the fun atmosphere at one of our mass participation events is more your thing? Whatever you choose, you’re making a big difference for your local children’s hospice charity.

Browse all our current volunteer fundraising opportunities

You’ll be able to filter by location and type of volunteering to find the perfect role for you! Some opportunities are volunteer roles that apply to Chestnut Tree House and our sister hospice St Barnabas House – all opportunities are labelled with which hospice you’ll be volunteering for.

Already a volunteer?

If you've previously volunteered for Chestnut Tree House or St Barnabas House - then you'll be familiar with Assemble, the platform we use to make it quick and easy to sign up for our volunteer roles. You just need to sign in to Assemble and you can take off where you left off - there's no need to fill in any more personal details.

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Join our network of vital volunteers and make a big difference

You could be cheering on a runner at Brighton Marathon, supervising children splashing around in the hydrotherapy pool, spreading awareness about the work we do or helping out behind the scenes in our offices or shops. Even if you only have a few hours spare, every minute counts! So, what’s stopping you?

  • What’s it like to volunteer? Your help as a volunteer is vital to our work. But don’t take just our word for it – here are some of our volunteers’ stories.
  • Volunteering for under 18s: For the majority of our roles, you’ll need to be 16 or older. But there’s still plenty of ways under 16s can get involved! Have a look for some great ideas to get involved at any age.
  • Frequently asked questions: Answers to your burning questions about volunteering at the hospice, with fundraising and in our charity shops.
  • Get in touch with the volunteer team – No question is too big or too small! Get in touch if you have any queries about volunteering.