Volunteer News

Welcome to our volunteer opportunities page featuring all of our opportunities for May 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 Saturday 10/06/2017 from 10am - 12.30pm
  • Can you help us with catering? We are looking for a volunteer from now until October who could come in and make the sandwiches for our corporate garden days. This will usually be on a Tuesday or Thursday morning. You would be able to use our kitchen facilities and we can put you through an online food hygiene certificate
  • 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
  • Can you help us handing out some flyers? We will need some 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.

Staff votes for charity of the year
As supporters of our hospice you may be able to help us secure charity of the year votes. In June Mayer Brown LLP will be requesting nominations from staff members.

If you have connections with this or any other companies that may be seeking their next charity partner please contact Rachel Flower on 020 8506 3636.

Volunteers' week
Volunteers' week will be from 1-7 June 2017 this year. Please keep an eye out for our social media campaign on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We will be having a bring and share lunch for volunteers that can join us on Wednesday 7 June, starting from 1pm at the hospice. Bring along a dish to share with other volunteers on the day. If you are able to attend please let Andrea know.  The date will also soon be released for our annual thank you tea party in the summer.


Clear up day
Saturday 17/06/2017, a couple of hours in the morning
Help needed in South Woodford after a fundraising tea party. We just need a couple of volunteers to come and help take the marquee down and take some glasses back to Waitrose and help generally clear up.


Summer Fair
Sunday 02/07/2017, all day event
Haven House Children's Hospice, Woodford
Volunteers needed in a variety of different roles to help out on the day.

Pride March
Saturday 8/07/2017 , all day event
Come and join us for a fun filled day. March with us at pride to represent Haven House alongside other hospices across London.

TfL bucket collection - Stratford
Wednesday 12/07/2017
Volunteers needed to take a 2 hour shift at our bucket collection.

Cottons Park Fun day
Sunday 16th of July , event runs from 11am - 4pm (however we will be needed outside of these hours for set up and take down)
Cottons Park Romford, RM7 7AA
Volunteers needed to help out on a Haven House stand on the day.

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.

Woodford Station
Wednesday 09/08/2017

Canary Wharf
Wednesday 13/09/2017

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