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Become a care volunteer for Acorns

At Acorns, there are various opportunities to volunteer in our hospices as well as supporting children, young people and families in their homes.

"To go home at the end of the day knowing that you may have put a smile on a child or parent’s face makes every minute of volunteering worthwhile." Acorns volunteer

Volunteering in our hospices

Apply to volunteer in a hospice

To apply for a role as a volunteer please fill in our online application form.

Alternatively, you can download and complete our paper application form here and return to the hospice you wish to volunteer at or contact the hospice volunteers team directly for more information.

Please note: If completing this paper form digitally be sure to save a copy to your computer before filling in your details to ensure no information is lost.

We have three hospices: Acorns in Birmingham based in Selly Oak, Acorns in the Black Country based in Walsall and Acorns for the Three Counties based in Worcester.

Hospice based volunteering roles:

  • Befriending
  • Support groups
  • Complementary therapy
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Spa support
  • Counselling support
  • Housekeeping
  • Gardening
  • Kitchen
  • Reception
  • Administration
  • Maintenance
  • Drivers

Volunteering in your local community

Watch the short video below to see how Acorns volunteers like Tony and Catherine provide vital support to families like Noah's in the home.

We provide care and support to children, young people and families in their homes and in the local community.

Volunteering roles in the community:

  • Befriending
  • Sibling support
  • Practical support in the home
  • Support groups
  • Complementary therapies
  • Driving 

Get in touch

To find out more about volunteering please drop us an email or call for an informal chat. Alternatively scroll down to fill in an application form to volunteer at Acorns.

Acorns in the Black Country (located in Walsall)
01922 422 500 | VolunteerBlackCountry@acorns.org.uk

Acorns for the Three Counties (located in Worcester) 
01905 767 676 | VolunteerThreeCounties@acorns.org.uk 

Acorns in Birmingham (located in Selly Oak) 
Please note that we do not currently have any volunteer vacancies at Acorns in Birmingham. However, we do have lots of other fundraising and retail volunteering opportunities in Birmingham. Please get in touch with our Supporter Services team at 
01564 825037 | supporterservices@acorns.org.uk

Important information

All our volunteers are interviewed and references and police checks are taken. Because of the nature of the work we do, it is important that volunteers are introduced carefully into working within the hospice environment and we can only accept applications from people aged 16 or above.

We ask for a year's commitment but the time given within this year can be very flexible, whether you wish to give a few hours a week or volunteer once a month.

We will try our best to match you to your preferred role however please be aware that all roles are subject to availability.

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