About Volunteering

Every person’s contribution is valued

Being a Sue Ryder volunteer is a great way to gain skills, meet new people, take an active role in your community and could even help you develop a career in the charity sector. It is also a very meaningful way of giving something back, and helping others to receive incredible care.

We welcome everyone – from young people just starting out in the world of work, to individuals with a llifetime of wisdom to share.Our volunteers receive training for the role they choose alongside ongoing support. 

As a Sue Ryder volunteer you'll develop your skills and experience, make new friends, and have a really good time along the way.


What's in it for you?

Volunteering is great for your personal and career development, and with us you can:

  • start your career in the not-for-profit sector
  • contribute to your organisation's corporate social responsibility with employee-supported volunteering
  • start your ethical footprint in life if you are a school-aged volunteer    
Each year, through donating their time, talents and skills, every one of our 11,000 volunteers helps us to provide 2.7 million hours of expert medical, practical and emotional support in our hospices and neurological centres, in people’s homes and in the community.

Read our FAQs for answers to common questions about volunteering with us. Before you apply, you might also like to read over our guidelines, an overview of what you can expect from us and what we expect from you when you join us as a volunteer.

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