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Volunteer with us

Around 400 volunteers oil the wheels of our children’s hospice, quite literally keeping us running. We simply couldn’t manage without them. They contribute in so many ways, helping to ensure we can keep supporting more children and families.

The benefits of volunteering with us

Make new friends

Be part of a friendly team and meet lots of new people!

Learn new skills

Gain work experience and new skills that will look great on your CV

Make a difference

You’ll make a valuable contribution to the care of local children and families

What you could do

Volunteers are vital to our success – there isn’t a single part of our charity that could run without them. Which means there are plenty of options if you’d like to get involved. You could collect spare change at your local supermarket, run a stall at an event or be on hand to cheer our colour runners on their way. Or you could welcome visitors to Russell House, keep our garden looking stunning or ensure our shop windows look the business.

There really is something for everyone, and it all makes a lifetime of difference.

Opportunities for young volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable work experience and enhance your CV. If you’re under 16, we have a variety of exciting roles available in our shops – from working the shop floor to handling the stock room to assisting with online orders and social media.

You can do your DofE volunteering with us too, and if you’re 14 or over you could count fundraising with us towards your award.

We also work with the NCS (National Citizen Service) for young people to undertake volunteering within their local communities. In the past, we’ve had groups fundraising for us by creating gardening spaces, hosting fashion shows and much much more! For more information please contact your local NCS.

Volunteering FAQs

Got a question about volunteering with Forget Me Not? You might find the answer below. If not, drop an email to volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk and we'll come right back to you!

To volunteer in one of our shops, you’ll need to be aged 14 or over.

To volunteer at our hospice, you’ll need to be aged 18 or over, unless you’re volunteering at a fundraising event at the hospice.

We’ll ask anyone under the age of 18 to complete a parental consent form and we’ll complete a young person risk assessment.

There is no maximum volunteering age as long as you can make a useful and safe contribution, the activity is suitable for your age and won’t harm you in any way.