Your support is vital to the work we do and across Demelza we are supported by over 1,000 dedicated volunteers who gift us their time and energy.
Type of volunteering opportunities in London
Volunteer in the community
No matter where your expertise lies we have a role for you. From fundraising for us and helping with collection pots to volunteering at our events; if you're good with the public and have a passion for our cause, get in touch! Within the community, our practical support volunteers are on hand to help with day-to-day tasks, freeing up time so families can focus on their care commitments.
Volunteer in our shops
Our charity shops provide an important income stream and are supported by an incredible team of volunteers who put time and energy into creating spaces people want to spend time in. You may find yourself organising and pricing stock, creating window displays, or working on the till, where you'll be a welcoming face to our customers.
Volunteer in our hospice
Our dedicated teams work tirelessly to keep our services running and we have lots of volunteering opportunities available too. Whether it's our hands-on volunteering roles, such as catering, housekeeping or gardening, that take your fancy, or one of our admin roles; know whatever role you undertake you'll be making a big difference to our charity.
“At the start of the pandemic I was furloughed and unable to continue with my volunteering role on the care corridor at Demelza’s hospice in Eltham due to safety protocols. I then heard that the Demelza shop in Eltham needed volunteers so I moved across to retail. I was keen to get back out there and show my support.
“It was a hands-on role which involved sorting through all of the clothes – and I absolutely loved it. We were inundated with donations; so much so that we had to limit it to one bag a day per customer. It was amazing how so many people came forward to support us by dropping off donations and spending in the shop. I was also impressed to see all the safety measures that were put in place to protect the staff, volunteers and customers.”
Lucy McInerney, Demelza Volunteer