Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering with Children's Hospice South West is a great way to build on your skills, get involved with the local community and make friends!

Whether you're looking for a long-term commitment or would simply like to spare a couple of hours as a one-off, we'd love to have you join our network of hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers!  We have a range of roles available, including in one of our shops, at an event or in your local hospice site, please see below for more information.

Events volunteering

Volunteer at an event

From marshals to event village helpers, our events couldn't happen without the help of volunteers!


Retail volunteering

Volunteer in a shop

Improve your CV and meet new people! Tasks include visual merchandising and stock processing.


Volunteer in our hospices

There are many ways you can get involved and volunteer your time at your local CHSW hospice, with opportunities in the care and fundraising teams Tasks can be varied, according to our needs and your skills and experience. Roles can include up-keeping our gardens for our families to enjoy, assisting our fundraising team or help facilitate with organised outings by driving our vehicles.

CHSW Children's Carer

Maintenance Volunteer

Location:  Little Bridge House, Fremington, EX31 2PZ
Hours: One morning a week (preferably Thursdays)

We are seeking a Volunteer at Little Bridge House in Fremington to assist in the maintenance of our beautiful grounds, undertaking light duty maintenance tasks, painting/staining, general house maintenance and bicycle repairs.

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Please note all Care Team volunteer roles are subject to an enhanced DBS certificate.

If you would like to contribute some of your time on either an ad-hoc or regular basis, we would be delighted to hear from you. To find out about the opportunities available to you, please contact your local hospice: 

CHSW Little Bridge House Barnstaple

Little Bridge House

Redlands Road, Fremington
Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ

01271 325 270



Charlton Farm

Charlton Farm

Charlton Drive, Wraxall
North Somerset, BS48 1PE

01275 866 600



Little Harbour

Little Harbour

Porthpean Road, Porthpean
St Austell, Cornwall

01726 871 800


Volunteering stories

Some of our wonderful volunteers have kindly shared their experiences with us, detailing what duties they have and why they choose to give up their time to support Children's Hospice South West.

Ellie Maunder

Ellie Maunder

Ellie helps out at fundraising and corporate events in Devon and Cornwall throughout the year.



Margaret Marshall

Margaret Marshall

Margaret has been involved with Children’s Hospice South West for over ten years.



Richard Nochar

Richard Nochar

Richard Nochar has been volunteering with our Care Admin Team for 19 months.



Our hospice open days

CHSW open daysEach month we open our doors to give our supporters an insight into children’s hospice life and thank our donors and volunteers for all their ongoing support.

We do not have any planned family stays at during these days and so you won’t hear the usual noise and laughter that bounces off the walls of the house but you will leave with a huge sense of enthusiasm for your local charity and a proud smile on your face.

"To be honest I really didn't know what to expect, but today has inspired me to do so much and not take my life for granted."

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