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.

We have lots of opportunities, across all areas of the charity when it comes to volunteering. London is home to our Eltham hospice and where you'll find a number of our charity shops too; so, whether you have a couple of hours you can give each week, or if you can devote more time, we would love to hear from you.

Type of volunteering opportunities in London

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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.

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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.

The front of Demelza's South East London hospice.
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.

Customers enjoying browsing in Demelza's Hempstead Valley Charity Shop.

Lucy's story

“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

Enquire about volunteering opportunities in London

You can easily and quickly apply to any of our current opportunities via our volunteer page. Once you have applied, a member of our team will contact you by phone or email within seven working days of applying to proceed to the next step of your application. Although we cannot guarantee when you will be able to start volunteering, we will do our best to ensure you can start as soon as possible.

Can't find the role your looking for? Our friendly Voluntary Services Team are on hand to help and answer any questions you may have. For an informal chat, please do get in touch.