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Why volunteer?

What you gain

  • Join an enthusiastic team
  • Get involved in your community
  • Use and develop your skills

    What we give

  • Training and support
  • A big thank you

Current volunteer opportunities

Weekend shop volunteer

Do you have time to spare at weekends? We’d love you to help us in one of our shops!

Shop Admin Volunteer – St Paul’s Cray

Can you help support our shops?

Volunteering with...

Your company

Corporate support

Your community group

From Scout groups to Lions Clubs, we have plenty of ideas on how your group can fundraise or help us support the work we do

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St Christopher’s is proud to hold the Investing in Volunteers kitemark

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Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers, which aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience.

Holding the Investing in Volunteers accolade means that an organisation values the enormous contribution made by their volunteers.

St Christopher’s was assessed in April 2021 against six quality areas and proved to excel in all aspects of working with our volunteers. We’re always looking to improve and continue to seek ways to gaining ongoing feedback from volunteers across the organisation.

Strategic Volunteer Lead at St Christopher’s Hospice, Rebecca Turner, says: “We are proud that St Christopher’s has achieved the Investing in Volunteers award for good practice in volunteer management. Volunteers are a vital part of our team and this award demonstrates that we recognise that volunteers are given the right support.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the staff and volunteers who assisted with the accreditation process, through being interviewed, completing a questionnaire or by participating in the Investing in Volunteers Task and Finish Group.”

Stephen Rea, who has volunteered at St Christopher’s Hospice since 2010 and was interviewed by the awarding body, welcomed the accolade.

He said: “The welfare of the volunteers is considered and you always have someone to talk to if you need advice.”

A message from the Joint Chief Executives

"Volunteering is the glue that holds St Christopher’s together. Please know that individually and collectively you make a big difference to the people supported by St Christopher’s.

From knitting chicks to sorting donations in our shops to counselling family members or supporting admin teams – whatever role you decide is the one for you, thank you so much for supporting St Christopher’s."

Heather and Shaun

Other helpful information

We’ve lots of helpful information to answer your questions and get you started with volunteering

Equality and Diversity

St Christopher’s recognises the qualities and strengths that a diverse group of volunteers brings to the organisation and we therefore particularly welcome applications from our underrepresented groups from within the local communities and from a range of different cultures and backgrounds.

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Would you like to know more?

Volunteering Team

020 8768 4669