Welcome to our volunteer opportunities. We hope that you find something that interests you.

  • Purple Pot ambassadors needed in Ilford, Debden, Wanstead, Enfield, Barking and Dagenham, Chadwell Heath and Romford, particularly in the highlighted areas. The role involves managing the area/high streets; keeping a check on the existing pots and replacing them when required. Our team will provide you with a detailed area sheet and admin and office support.
  • Retail Assistants - We need support in our shops.  If you would like to volunteer as a retail assistant we have seven shops in Crouch End, Epping, Romford, Loughton, Chingford, North Chingford and Leytonstone.  We particularly need volunteers in our Romford, North Chingford and Crouch End shop.
  • eBay volunteer - we need a volunteer who is familiar with selling items on eBay and who understands the general principles of selling online.  The role involves assisting our Online Sales Manager and helping to sort through donations, researching to identify an items value and also basic help with postage and packaging. 

If you'd like to help out with any of the above please contact Lisa or Andrea .


The next volunteer induction will take place on Saturday 22 February from 10am - 12.30 here at the hospice. This induction is open to all new volunteers and members of the public who would like to find out more about volunteering with us. In the induction we cover what we do , give you a tour of our premises, talk through volunteer roles and general volunteer guidelines. If you would like to book a space on to this please contact Andrea or Lisa. 



  • Date: Sunday 29 March 2020
  • Time: 10am - 12


  • Date: Sunday 26 April 2020
  • Time: 12 - 3pm
  • Venue: Marathon Route E14 3RS (OUTSIDE HUBBUB BAR AND KITCHEN)

This is your chance to join us and cheer on our amazing runners at key points in both of the marathons. You will also be helping us to raise awareness of Haven Hospice to the public on the day.


We collect predominately at railway, tube stations and supermarkets both locally and in central London. We are looking for volunteers to take a 2 hour shift at these important collections throughout the day.

Our next collections are :

  • Date: Thursday 13 February
  • Venue: London Bridge Station

  • Date: Thursday 27 February
  • Venue: Liverpool Street

  • Date :Thursday 19 March
  • Venue: Woodford Station


  • Date : Friday 15 May 2020
  • Time : 6 - 9pm
  • Venue : Wanstead

This is your opportunity to join the fun and be a part of one of our biggest community events in 2020! The walk starts and finishes in Wanstead, with the route covering Woodford, South Woodford and parts of Epping Forest. Roles include marshalling the route or helping us in the Event Village in the start and finish areas (registration).  If you would like to get involved please contact Andrea or Lisa


  • Date: Saturday 13 June
  • Time: TBC
  • Venue : Haven House Children's Hospice , Woodford Green

This is a great opportunity to join us for our fun summer fair. There will be lots of activities and entertainment on the day and we have a variety of volunteer roles available. If you are interested in helping out please contact Andrea or Lisa

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

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

Lisa Maddox or Andrea Thorogood
Volunteer Managers
020 8498 5853