Be part of something amazing!

If you’re from the East Midlands, why not volunteer for Rainbows?

Our incredible team of volunteers support everything we do at Rainbows.  From gardening and housekeeping to fundraising and administration. The truth is that we can’t do our work without the help of people like you – and we know that together we can bring more love, smiles and laughter to our children, young people and families.

In addition to helping support a great cause, volunteering is a great way to meet new people, to gain valuable work experience and build your skills and confidence.

There are many ways to get involved with volunteering:

Volunteer at the hospice:

  • Reception and Administration
  • Gardening
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Kitchen duties
  • Driving
  • Marketing and communications
  • Telephone marketing
  • Merchandise and stock control
  • Conference and meeting support
  • Assisting with sessions in the hydrotherapy pool
  • Helping at short notice with a variety of tasks

Volunteer in your community:

  • Fundraising and event support
  • Marketing and promoting the charity
  • Giving talks
  • Forming a friends group
  • Taking out collection tins


Volunteer in one of our shops:

  • Serving customers
  • Sorting stock
  • Preparing stock for sale
  • Assisiting with creating displays
  • Researching donated items

Or if you have other special skills or interests that you think would help benefit the work we do, we would love to hear from you.

Whether you can offer a regular commitment of a few hours a week or help on an occasional basis – there is something for everyone.

Following receipt of your application, we may ask you to come and meet us for an informal chat.  Rainbows uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to help assess and applicant’s suitability to volunteer in positions involving contact with children and young people. An enhanced DBS disclosure or an enhanced DBS disclosure and barred list check will be requested in the event of a successful application for any volunteer who meet the criteria.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any application from those under the age of 16.  All volunteers will receive adequate training and will be given the appropriate tools for the role.

Volunteering at Rainbows FAQ’s


Contact Paul Holden, Volunteer Coordinator on 01509 638059 or email  paul.holden@rainbows.co.uk