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Volunteer for us

Volunteers are vital to our work here at Helen's Trust and we are always seeking new people to get involved with all aspects of volunteering. Becoming a volunteer with us gives you the chance to:

  • Make a difference
  • Experience teamwork at its best
  • Develop new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Do something rewarding
  • Have fun

The gift of your time and skills is as important to us as a financial donation. Whether you can spare a day once a year or once a week, your help ultimately makes a big difference to the number of people with terminal illness we can support at home.

Volunteer FAQ's

I am recently bereaved and/or Helen's Trust has supported my family recently. Can I help?
Yes you can help. When you feel ready, please get in touch and we will arrange for you to meet us and have a confidential discussion about how you can support us and vice versa.

I have some health problems and/or a disability. Can I still volunteer?
Yes, absolutely. Just get in touch and we'll arrange to have a confidential chat where we can talk through the different tasks you might be interested in. We have lots of different opportunities for people who want to support us by volunteering. Some roles are physical but not all. If it works better for you, you may be able to help us remotely by making crafts, sharing skills, even providing a chair for an event is a great help to us.

I'm really busy and don't think I could commit to volunteering on a regular basis, but I'm still keen to help Helen's Trust. Can I still be of use?
Yes, definitely. Currently most of our volunteer roles are focussed on supporting our fundraising, (although this may change in the future). As with many of Helen's Trust volunteers, you can help us on an ad hoc basis at events you're interested in. You may be able to support us remotely too with your skills and knowledge. Perhaps you could look after a few collecting tins for us in your area, distributing and replacing.

Be Bakey Bear

Could you help us fundraise at events by getting into the character (literally) of our mascot Bakey Bear at some of our events?

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Help Us Manage Collection Boxes

Currently over £4000 each year of our income comes from people putting their loose change in collection boxes. This is a vital source of income for us and one which you can really

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Lead a Fundraising Group

Could you create and lead an enthusiastic group of volunteers in your local area?

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Share Your Skills and Knowledge

Every potential volunteer comes with their own unique set of skills, experience and knowledge.

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Store and Street Collections

Representing and collecting for Helen's Trust at supermarkets and in town centres is a fun way to meet people and really support us.

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Craft For Helen's Trust

Do you knit, sew, bake, paint, crochet, write or are you creative in any way?

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Need to talk?

Call our team on

01629 812759

(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)