Bow Bear - Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People's mascot

Volunteers support everything we do at Rainbows. From gardening and housekeeping to retail and administration. Volunteers at the hospice work as part of the wider team and help to bring love, smiles and laughter to the children, young people and families that we support.

Without people like you, Rainbows simply wouldn’t be here. 

By volunteering with us, you’ll become part of our amazing team. We have over 300 people who give their time, skills and experience to support us. There are so many ways you can help, so if you have an hour to spare or a whole day, we will have an opportunity to suit you. Whether you can support us every week or once a year at events we have something to suit you, so regardless of how much time you have to commit it is worth getting in touch to discuss all the opportunities available

Download your volunteer application form   

Are you interested in volunteering? 

Rainbows Hospice has relied on volunteers from the very first day we opened. We understand that everyone has skills which we can support the work we do. As we have over 30 different roles we are confident that we will be able to match you to your dream volunteer role. 

Volunteers are recruited for their unique talents and, with over 30 individual volunteer roles on offer across our organisation, we’re sure to have something for everyone – no matter what your ability, experience, interests or reason for volunteering.

If you’re a business or a community group, we’d also love to hear from you as we offer a variety of projects you can get involved with.

Download your volunteer application form   

A young female volunteer smiling at the camera while stocking the shelves in the Rainbows shop

"It's great I get to meet so many new people and help Rainbows too!"