There are a number of exciting volunteering opportunities available at Demelza, across all areas of the charity. All of our volunteering roles offer the opportunity to gain new skills and make a difference, no matter how much time you are able to give. 

Your support is vital to us and we would love for you to join our team of 1,000 dedicated volunteers. With volunteering opportunities available in the community, in our charity shops and within our hospices we're sure you'll be able to find a role that suits your interests, skills and availability.

Type of volunteer opportunities available at Demelza

Our dedicated team of volunteers work tirelessly to keep our services running. Take a look at the type of volunteering opportunities available at Demelza and find the role that's right for you.

Practical support

Practical support volunteers offer help with day-to-day tasks, so families can focus on their care commitments and enjoy their time together. This may be helping with anything from grocery shopping, DIY or offering driving support to and from appointments.

"Driving [Zak and his family] to and from appointments took the stress away from them, as driving to a hospital can be a stressful thing. I was always there on time and waiting for them when they came out. I never wanted them to have to worry about where I am." - David, practical support volunteer.

A practical support driver operates Demelza's wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Housekeeping

Our friendly housekeeping team in help keep our hospices clean, bright and welcoming for the children and families in our care.

By supporting our team with day-to-day cleaning tasks, such as vacuuming, ironing and dusting, you will ensure the children and their loved ones can spend as much time together as possible being a family.

“The best thing about volunteering at Demelza is the warmth and friendliness of all the staff and volunteers. You immediately become part of the team and feel like you are making a valuable contribution to their work.” - Clare, housekeeping volunteer since 2012.

Demelza's housekeeper is standing against tree wallpaper, smiling and wearing her blue apron.
Retail

Our charity shops provide an important income stream for Demelza and are supported by an incredible team of volunteers who give their time an energy to create spaces people want to spend time in.

Clare has been a retail volunteer for over three years now and shares: “If you’re thinking about volunteering, do it! I have gotten so much for volunteering, I’ve gained communication skills and so much confidence. I’ve also got skills that I can include on my CV. At the end of the day, I feel tired but accomplished. It is so much more than the skills you gain, it is that sense of pride you feel at the end of the day.”

Claire has sleek, light purple hair and is wearing a vibrant blue patterned blouse.
Fundraising

Fundraising is crucial for us to reach our £1.5million target each year. Our charity fundraising volunteers help us engage with the public to boost donations for Demelza. From being on the phones to supporting with campaigns, helping with collection pots or being an ambassador; if you’re good with the public and have a passion for our cause, we would love you to volunteer for Demelza.

A Demelza volunteer at Bubble Rush, wearing a Demelza t-shirt.

Volunteer opportunities near you

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.