Welcome to our volunteer opportunities page featuring all of our opportunities from July onwards. We hope that you find something that interests you.

Please do remember to visit this page regularly as new opportunities will be updated frequently

  • Next Volunteer induction will be Saturday 9 September 10am - 12.30 at the hospice.
  • Could you dress up as Henry the hound at our events ? We are on the look out for mascot and mascot assistant volunteers. As a mascot volunteer you would dress up as Henry and bring him to life at our events.
    As a mascot assistant you would be Henry's guide at events making sure that he is kept safe at all times
  • Red House Box (RHB) ambassadors needed in Wanstead, Hainault, Walthamstow, Harlow, Enfield, Dagenham and Barking, Chadwell Heath and Romford. The role involves managing the area/high streets; keeping a check on the existing boxes and replacing them when required. Our team will provide you with a detailed area sheet and admin and office support
  • Please help us with flyer drops. We need help letting the community know about our exciting upcoming events.

If you'd like to help out/attend any of the above please contact Andrea.

Hospice choir opportunity

In December 2016 we had the exciting release of the single by the London Hospices Choir which included Haven House singing with Paul Carrick. The good news is the choir is now being expanded to be a UK wide hospices choir. Staff members, volunteers and families who use the hospice are able to join the choir. Basically you learn the song at home with downloaded music and there will be a recording session in Teddington on 12 August. If you would like to take part please fill in the survey here and let us know if you have registered.


Summer Stage - Citi Choir event
Thursday 27/07/2017, 6pm - 7.30pm
Canada Square outside Citi bank
We would like some volunteers to go along to do a bucket collection at this summer stage event. There will be work choirs singing and staff members coming along with picnics. Hopefully the sun will be shining too !


TfL bucket collection - Woodford
Wednesday 09/08/2017
Volunteers are needed to take a 2 hour shift at our bucket collection.

NCS (National Citizenship service) induction
Saturday 19/08/2017, 12 - 3pm
Haven House Children's Hospice
Two volunteers are needed to help staff with 5 groups of NCS inductions. Volunteers are needed to help sign in young people and help with refreshments.

North Star Fest - Street Party
Sunday 27/08/2017, 2pm - midnight (happy for volunteers to split shifts)
North Star pub, Leytonstone
We need a couple of volunteers in Haven House T-shirts to help with a bucket collection at the event.


Palmers Green Festival
Alderman Hill, Palmers Green
Sunday 03/09/2017, all day
Volunteers needed to help us run a fundraising stall at this festival.

Toddler and Baby Bump show
Dugdale Centre, Enfield, times TBC
Saturday 09/09/2017, all day
Volunteers needed to help run a stand selling some children's goods.

Tfl bucket collection - Canary Wharf
Wednesday 13/09/2017, 7am - 7pm
Volunteers are needed to take a 2 hour shift at one of our bucket collection.

Haven House at the movies
Friday - Sunday 15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017, 5pm - 10pm
Haven House Children's Hospice  
We need 10 volunteers on each night to help us out with our exciting film festival running over three nights. Friday night will be family night and we will be showing Toy Story,Saturday is Dirty Dancing and Sunday is Grease. Volunteers will be needed to help take tickets at the door, manning the seating area, assisting in selling refreshments and assisting with the projection set up. Of course volunteers will also be able to enjoy the film on the evening too for free ! If you are interested in volunteering contact Andrea.

If you are unable to volunteer for the evening why not come along with a group of friends. Tickets are available here.

Future Events

Cheer squad needed for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Sunday 8th of October from 10am - 2pm.

Please save the date for our Pumpkin Plod which will take place on Sunday 29 October. If you would like to volunteer on the day please let Andrea know.

Sainsbury Debden Collection
Sunday 03/09/2017 and Sunday 08/10/2017 , all day
We are looking for a few volunteers that could help out at an in store bucket collection for a couple of hours.

TFL Bucket Collections
We now have our bucket collections booked up until December 2017. If you are able to help out by taking a 2 hour shift at any of the below please do get in touch and let us know. We are able to collect at most stations between the hours of 7am - 7pm.

Liverpool Street
Wednesday 11/10/2017

South Woodford
Wednesday 15/11/2017

Thursday 14/12/2017

Call out for Haven House merchandise
We are very short at the moment on t-shirts, tabards, buckets and red house collection boxes. Please can we ask all volunteers to check at home and in their cars to see if they have any of the above. If you do please let us know or pop them back into the office.

To find out more or for any other volunteering queries, please contact:

Andrea Thorogood
Volunteer Manager
020 8506 5853