Volunteering with Sue Ryder is an amazing way to support people through the most difficult times of their lives. Without the support of around 6,000 charity volunteers like you, we simply couldn't provide our expert care.
Everyone who volunteers has a different reason for doing so. You might want to enhance your skills and CV, improve your wellbeing, have a positive impact in your community, or meet new people and have fun. Whatever your reason for joining, our volunteering team will work with you to make sure your experience is rewarding and meets your needs.
If a role requires a specific commitment, we’ll always let you know first. Otherwise, you can give us as much or as little time as you like.
Ideally, volunteering for a minimum of four hours at a time, or a half a day, is best as it means we can better plan in your volunteering time. But if you only have an hour to spare, we'll be just as grateful.
Most roles that involve contact with service users in our hospices have a minimum age of 18. However, we welcome volunteers aged 17 and over in all the roles that help our centres run smoothly, such as gardening, admin and reception.
The minimum age for fundraising volunteers is 18.
The short answer is yes! Before you start we will carry out a risk assessment and we'll make adjustments that mean you can thrive in your role. We will:
Have an attitude of acceptance and understanding
Communicate effectively, discussing the situation with you
Be flexible and open minded
Use common sense to find what is practical and will work
Carry out regular reviews/appraisals of the situation and of any adjustments.
Where adjustments to the role are not sufficient to make it safe, we will support you to find an alternative role that meets your needs.
Become a corporate volunteer
As a Sue Ryder corporate volunteer, you’ll play a key role in ensuring we can be there for people during the most difficult times of their lives.