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Volunteers support everything we do at Rainbows

By volunteering with us, you’ll become part of our amazing team. With over 250 dedicated volunteers supporting our work across a range of roles, there are a variety ways you can make a difference. Whether you are interested in a role at our hospice, in the local community or in our retail shops, we will have something that suits you.

Volunteers get involved for a variety of reasons. Some want to make a positive difference to the babies, children, young people and families that we support, others want to develop new skills, or simply to meet new people and have fun.

Everyone who volunteers for us does have one thing in common, they’re absolutely vital to our work! In whatever volunteer role you do, you make a huge difference to the lives of babies, children, young people and their families.

To get started, please click on the roles below where we are actively seeking new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming involved, you can download an application form by clicking here: Volunteer Application Form.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 01509 283 956.

Our Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Keep In Touch Volunteer

    Keep in Touch Volunteers play a vital role in connecting families with the Hospice. Volunteers do this by making an outreach telephone call to a family; checking-in with them and signposting them to any wider support which may be needed, as well as any support or services which Rainbows may be able to provide.

    Location: Rainbows Hospice, LE11 2HS
    Time Commitment: Monday-Friday; 4 hours a week, 9:30am-1:30pm

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  • Kitchen Assistant Volunteer

    Our dining room is one of the most important places in the hospice and always a hub of activity where families and visitors can sit together and enjoy a tasty meal or treat during their time at Rainbows. Your contribution is vital to creating a positive experience for our babies, children, young people and their families.

    Location: Rainbows Hospice, LE11 2HS
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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  • Reception Volunteer – Friday Mornings

    Reception Volunteers are the vibrant and welcoming face and voice that greets every visitor and caller. They create a warm, inviting atmosphere and make the first impression unforgettable, embodying the spirit of care and compassion that Rainbows is known for.

    Location: Rainbows Hospice, LE11 2HS
    Time Commitment: Friday; 10:00am-1:00pm

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  • Bow Bear Mascot

    We are looking for volunteers with a sense of fun and energy who can wear the Bow Bear costume at events across the East Midlands. Bow Bear is hugely important in raising the profile of Rainbows and spreading fun and happiness to everyone they meet.

    Location: Local events across the East Midlands
    Time Commitment: Ad-hoc/Flexible

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  • Retail Volunteer – Arnold

    Our shops wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of our volunteers! You play a vital role in our high street presence, helping us raise awareness for Rainbows, sell our fantastic products, and generate crucial funds to support our hospice’s incredible work.

    Location: Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7EJ
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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  • Retail Volunteer – Beeston

    Our shops wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of our volunteers! You play a vital role in our high street presence, helping us raise awareness for Rainbows, sell our fantastic products, and generate crucial funds to support our hospice’s incredible work.

    Location: 54 High Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2JP
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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  • Retail Volunteer – Market Harborough

    Our shops wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of our volunteers! You play a vital role in our high street presence, helping us raise awareness for Rainbows, sell our fantastic products, and generate crucial funds to support our hospice’s incredible work.

    Location: 4 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9BZ
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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  • Retail Volunteer – Melton Mowbray

    Our shops wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of our volunteers! You play a vital role in our high street presence, helping us raise awareness for Rainbows, sell our fantastic products, and generate crucial funds to support our hospice’s incredible work.

    Location: 35 Sherrard St, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1XH
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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  • Retail Volunteer – Wigston

    Our shops wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of our volunteers! You play a vital role in our high street presence, helping us raise awareness for Rainbows, sell our fantastic products, and generate crucial funds to support our hospice’s incredible work.

    Location: 29-31 Bell Street, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1AD
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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  • Retail Volunteer – Long Eaton (OPENING SOON!)
    Our new shop in Long Eaton is due to open in July 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to be part of it from the very beginning!

    Our shops wouldn’t exist without the amazing support of our volunteers! You play a vital role in our high street presence, helping us raise awareness for Rainbows, sell our fantastic products, and generate crucial funds to support our hospice’s incredible work.

    Location: 34 High St, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 1HY
    Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday; Minimum 2 hours a week

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If you are interested in becoming involved, you can download an application form by clicking here: Volunteer Application Form.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 01509 283 956.