Opportunities for those aged 14-25

14-25? Get involved

People of all ages volunteer with Sue Ryder, for all sorts of reasons.

But if you're aged between 14 and 25, this is a great time to explore your interests, learn new skills, boost your CV and have fun too.


Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering can help you increase in confidence, and gives you the opportunity to mix with people outside your usual social circle.

In today's competitive job market, volunteering can show potential employers that you're proactive and willing to work.

Even if the voluntary role isn't what you want as a career, you can still develop transferable skills useful in any job - e.g. customer service, working as part of a team, communication with people at all levels.

One young volunteer told us she joined Sue Ryder because "it's small enough that I wouldn't get overwhelmed (having never worked before) but I'll still get valuable work experience".

Our shops can take volunteers aged 14 and over. If you're under 16 we'll need permission from your parent or guardian.


Opportunities via your education

Duke of Edinburgh Award: why not complete the volunteer service section of your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award with us?

Our care centres and hospices: most roles within our healthcare teams have a minimum age of 18. Where we can, we try to cater for work experience requests. Get in touch to tell us the placement requirements.

University: we work in partnership with several universities across the UK. These partnerships allow us to advertise the latest volunteer roles on the universities' websites which are viewed by hundreds of students.

We regularly attend volunteer and recruitment fairs, giving students a chance to talk to a member of Sue Ryder staff face to face about volunteering, charity work and what it's like to work as part of the Sue Ryder team.

The following are a selection of the universities and colleges we work with:

Aberdeen College 
Bedford College
University of Bedfordshire
University Campus Suffolk
University College London
Regents College
Queen Mary, University of London 
City University
London School of Economics
London South Bank University
London Metropolitan University
The University of Edinburgh