Welcome to our volunteer opportunities page featuring all of our opportunities from October 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

  • Volunteer induction Wednesday 18 October, 6pm at the hospice. This is for any new volunteers, existing volunteers who have not attended one before and for anyone thinking of volunteering with us. To book a space please contact Andrea.
  • Volunteer champion training for all events and fundraising volunteers will be on Saturday 11 November from 10am - 3pm. The aim of the training is to help volunteers feel confident in speaking about Haven House. We will cover FAQ'S and key messages to give out about Haven House. Afterwards you will able to support us with talks or words of thanks on behalf of Haven House. Although it is aimed at event volunteers all volunteers are welcome.
  • 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.
  • We have a new shop opening very soon in Loughton . As well as needing stock we are also looking for volunteers to help us in the store. If you can help out please let us know.

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


Cheer squad- Royal Parks half marathon
Sunday 8/10/2017, 10am - 2pm
Help us cheer on the Haven House runners!

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

Tfl Bucket collection - Liverpool Street
Wednesday 11/10/2017,7am - 7pm
Volunteers are needed to take a two hour slot at our bucket collection.

Pumpkin Plod
Sunday 29/10/2017, times TBC but will be an all day event
Haven House Children's Hospice
We need a range of volunteers on the day to help out with registration, marshalling the route and refreshments.


December 1 - 24, various times and locations across London
The Bucket-a-thon is coming back in December and we are hoping that it will be even bigger than last year. We are getting dates in December to do our bucket collection all across London so do keep an eye out for locations and dates coming soon. If you would like to help out please contact Andrea.

Mayor's Fun Run
Sunday 03/12/2017, time TBC
Woodford, the route will include Woodford Bridge Road, Woodford Avenue and Roding Lane South
We are the Mayor of Redbridge's chosen charity this year along with St Francis Hospice. To have a presence on the day the Mayor would like 4/5 volunteers from each charity helping out on the route.

Chasing Elves
Sunday 10 December, 9am - 12
Hainault Forest Country Park, IG7
Chasing Elves is our new exciting 10k run. We will need volunteer support with marshalling, registration, finish line stewards, merchandise and hospice info.

Greenacres Burial Ground Christmas Service
Sunday 17/12/2017, 11am - 4.30pm
Epping Forest, North Weald, CM16 6AD
4 Volunteers are needed to help out with serving refreshments, raffle and bucket collecting. There is free parking on site and if you do not drive but can get to Epping Station a staff member will pick you up. If you are unable to stay for the whole time let us know and we can accommodate this, this would only apply to volunteers that can make their own way to the venue. There will be three services taking place on the day at 12, 1.30pm and 3pm.

TFL Bucket Collections
If you are able to help out by taking a two 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.

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