Volunteer News

Welcome to our volunteer opportunities page featuring all of our opportunities for April and May. 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 - 12.30
  • Next Volunteer champion training is on Saturday 06/05/2017 , 10am - 3pm. The day is for all volunteers but particularly aimed at our events volunteers to help them feel comfortable in talking to members of the public and supporters about Haven House. The day will cover FAQ'S and key messages
  • 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
  • Do you know anyone to help in our Epping charity shop? We are looking for volunteers for one afternoon a week, particularly a Saturday
  • Can you help us handing out some flyers? We will need some help letting the community know about our 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. Over the next couple of months a couple of corporate organisations will be requesting nominations from staff members:
April - Maclay, Murray & Spens LLP
June- Mayer Brown LLP

If you have connections with these or other companies that may be seeking their next charity partner please contact Rachel Flower on 0208 506 3636.

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.

Volunteers' week is coming
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. The date will also soon be released for our annual thank you tea party in June.

If you live/volunteer in Havering come along and join us on Friday 9 June for the Havering Volunteer Centre big celebration. This will take place at Queen's theatre, Hornchurch from 1pm - 3pm. We have 10 spaces available for volunteers to attend. If you would like to come along please let Andrea know.


Bucket collection at the Mall, Walthamstow
Saturday 22/04/2017, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Volunteers needed to take a shift at our bucket collection between the hours above. We can have two volunteers per shift.

London Marathon Cheer Squad
Sunday 23/04/2017, London
We always have a Haven House cheer squad for our wonderful marathon runners. If you would like to help out on the day please let us know. Times and meetings point information to come.

WIBN (women in business network) Chingford supper quiz
Highams Park and Chingford Synagogue, 81a Marlborough Road, Chingford, E4 9AJ
Sunday 30/04/2017,6.30pm - 10.30pm
We need two volunteers for general help on the evening.


Christ Church May Day Fair
Bank holiday Monday 01/05/2017, all day event
Southgate, Enfield, N14
Volunteers needed on the day to help with our fundraising and information stall. We also would like to have a big presence on the day around the event to help ask any questions from members of the public.

Chigwell Rotary Fete
Bank holiday Monday 01/05/2017, all day event
The Green, Chigwell
Volunteers to help with an information/fundraising stand.

TfL Bucket Collection - Liverpool Street Station
Thursday 11/05/2017, 7am - 7pm
Volunteers needed to take a 2 hour shift at our bucket collection.

Bubble Rush preparation day
Thursday 18/05/2017, 9am - 5pm
Haven House training and education room
We need volunteers to come along and spend the day with us helping to prepare goody bags for the bubble rush. This will involve putting information into bags for the event.

Bubble Rush
Sunday 21/05/2017, full day event
Olympic Park, Stratford
We will need volunteers to help us with this exciting running event  where we will be raising money for hospices in the area. We will need support with registration, marshalling, refreshments. We are also specifically looking for traffic trained volunteers to assist with vehicles on the day.

Future events

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.

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.

Stratford Station
Wednesday 12/07/2017

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

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

Andrea Thorogood
Volunteer Manager
020 8506 5853