Volunteering opportunities

There are so many ways to make a difference with St Christopher's

Patient & Visitor Support Volunteer

  • St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 6DZ
  • 3-4 hours a week
  • Mondays

Volunteer Chaplain

  • Community based, with occasional visits to Sydenham hospice
  • 1-2 days monthly
  • Variable

Shop Volunteer

Become a shop volunteer and have fun whilst learning new skills and making a difference

  • In one of our 23 high street shops
  • Ideally one shift a week, shifts 3-7 hours long
  • Variable shift, most shops are open 7 days

Community Care Team Driver

  • Across Croydon, Bromley, Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark
  • Flexible, 3-4 hours a week

Community Peer Supporter

Could you help our community by hosting supportive groups?

  • Onsite at St Christopher’s CARE in Sydenham and Caritas House in Orpington, online and in community settings across SE London
  • 1-2 hours per session
  • 2-4 times a month (mostly weekdays but some evenings and weekends)

Compassionate Neighbours in South East London

Compassionate Neighbours are a network of people who offer their time, companionship and support to people living in their local area.

  • Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon and Bromley
  • Weekly
  • 1-2 hours per week

Spa and Wellbeing Volunteer

  • St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 6DZ
  • Mondays: 10am to 2pm, Fridays: 1pm to 4pm
  • Spa services are offered at Sydenham on Mondays (10am to 2pm) and Fridays (1pm to 4pm).

Shop Maintenance Volunteer

Could you help with maintenance projects on an ad-hoc basis?

  • Based at our Hayes Furniture shop but travelling to our 24 shops to carry out maintenance
  • Ad-hoc
  • No set shifts - just when we have a maintenance project that we need help with

Shop Admin Volunteer – St Paul’s Cray

Can you help support our shops?

  • Our retail hub 85-89 Cotmandene Crescent St Paul’s Cray BR5 2RA
  • Any day of the week Mon-Sat, and any time between 9-5

Bereavement Help Point Volunteer

Could you help with supporting visitors in our Bereavement Help Points?

  • Upper Norwood Library, East Croydon and Virtual Help Points
  • 2 hours a week during daytime working hours (with a short time either side)

Online charity shop Volunteer – Streatham and St Paul’s Cray

Could you be part of our growing team of online shop volunteers?

  • 23 Streatham High Road, Streatham or Trading Hub, St Paul’s Cray
  • Flexible

Warehouse Assistant Volunteer – St Paul’s Cray or Streatham

Could you join our retail team?

  • St Paul’s Cray or Streatham
  • 3-7 hours (flexible)
  • Ideally one shift a week

Fundraising event helper

Can you volunteer your time to help ensure the success of our fundraising events?

  • In the community, based in one of the five boroughs we cover (Croydon, Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham, or Southwark)
  • Throughout the year, usually on weekends

Cheer Station and Bucket Collection Volunteer

Are you a sociable person willing to volunteer your time to help ensure the success of our fundraising?

  • In the community, based in one of the five boroughs we cover (Croydon, Bromley, Lambeth, Lewisham, or Southwark)
  • Throughout the year, usually on weekends

Shop Volunteer in our Kid’s Shops

Could you join our retail team in one of our Kid’s Shops?

  • CRYSTAL PALACE KIDS - 45 Westow Street, Upper Norwood SE19 3RW or EAST DULWICH KIDS - 59 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EP
  • 3-7 hours per shift
  • One shift a week (minimum)
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