for families facing terminal illness
Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers play an important role within our organisation. We value the contribution our volunteers make and wouldn’t be able to offer the services and care without their help and commitment. We’re always looking for new volunteers to join our team so whatever your skills and experience, become an ellenor volunteer.

 
Why volunteer?
 
Volunteering with ellenor is highly rewarding and most importantly very enjoyable. It is a great opportunity to transfer your skills and experience to help support the patients and families we care for.  It is also great way to give back to your local community, meet new people and learn new skills. We have a number of volunteering opportunities available within various areas of our organisation, from working directly alongside patients and families to roles in a supportive setting e.g. fundraising, shop assistant or office work. 
 
Benefits of volunteering:
Meet new people and make new friends 
Gain valuable skills and experience 
Make a positive contribution to your local community
Work in team within a professional environment 
Learn more about what we do within the community 
Evidence of regular volunteering may improve your CV.
 
 
When can I volunteer? 
 
You can choose to volunteer with ellenor whenever it suits you. If you have a couple of hours to spare then let us know and we can organise for you to volunteer with us. 
 
 
What kind of work can I do as a Volunteer?
 
We have a number of volunteering roles available across the whole organisation so whatever your skills and experience, we’ll find a role suitable for you:
Fundraising / Events
Administrative and clerical work
Shop assistant within our shops 
Befriending
Driving (minibus or own car)
Bereavement support
Helping at youth group activities and outings
 
 (Please note: some of the above roles require DBS disclosure.)
 
 
How do I apply?
 
If you’re interesting in becoming a Volunteer then view our volunteering jobs and apply online.
 
If you need more information then please call us on 01474 320007 or email: hr@ellenor.org
 
 

What our volunteers say:

Roy Langworth | ellenor Volunteer.

“Variety is the ‘Spice of Life’, so it is said and variety is what I get volunteering with fundraising team. I assist team by proof reading promotional literature, advertising specific events, telephoning to progress donations, plus any other more routine administrative jobs which free fundraising staff to get on with more important tasks. I only volunteer for a few hours a week but have seen how the team need to achieve their fundraising targets. I am proud to think that in my modest way I am part of the excellent work ellenor does and will continue to help wherever I can."

 

Roy Langworth

ellenor was fantastic to my family and I when I had cancer in my early teens. My immune system was weakened by chemotherapy so it was very important that I was able to receive care at home. I really enjoy volunteering two days a week at an ellenor shop in Swanscombe. I’ve made new friends and it’s given me great work experience.” 

 

Josh Bull

Josh Bull | ellenor Volunteer.