for families facing terminal illness


We have a fantastic group of dedicated volunteers, who each play an integral role in the running of ellenor. We are always looking for new people to join our team – just a few hours of your time will make a huge difference.   

Our volunteers carry out a vital role in our organisation, helping staff in every area of our work. Their contribution is important and valued, and we would not be able to offer the services and care to families facing terminal illness without their help and commitment.

Why volunteer?
Volunteering with ellenor can be enjoyable and rewarding. It is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment. It can also be a good way to build your confidence if you are looking for work. Evidence of regular volunteering can improve your CV.

Who are our volunteers?
Our volunteers are people from our local community who have time to give. They are of all ages and from all backgrounds. The time commitment varies from a few hours a week, to a more occasional basis. Not all of our volunteers work directly alongside patients and families; many carry out roles in a supportive setting e.g. fundraising, shop assistant or office work. But no matter what role they undertake, all our volunteers are helping us to continue the important work we do.

Volunteering opportunities available
There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities across the whole organisation. These include:

  • Fundraising / events
  • Administrative and clerical work
  • Shop assistant
  • Befriending
  • Driving (minibus or own car)
  • Bereavement support
  • Helping at youth group activities and outings

(Please note, some of these roles require DBS disclosure.)

What do I do next?
If you want to find out more about volunteering at ellenor, call us on 01474 320007 or email

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.