Become an Acorns care services volunteer

At Acorns there are many opportunities to volunteer at our hospices and in your local community.

Volunteering in our hospices

Volunteering at your local children’s hospice is an incredibly rewarding experience. With a variety of roles available you’re guaranteed to find something that suits you and we will work with you to best meet the current needs of the hospice and your interests, skills, and availability.

Have you got a special skill or talent? Complete our Volunteer in a hospice application form by clicking the button below or Get in touch!

Volunteer in a hospice

Take a look at our latest opportunities and apply to become an Acorns volunteer

Volunteer housekeeper at Acorns for the Three Counties

Volunteering in your local community

Another great way to get involved is through community volunteering, helping us deliver services such as befriending and sibling support in the family home and the local community.

Volunteering roles in the community include:

  • Befriending
  • Sibling support
  • Practical support in the house
  • Complementary therapies
  • Driving

“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

Contact us about volunteering

For more information about volunteering in our hospices and the local community, please drop us an email or call for an informal chat.

Acorns in Birmingham (located in Selly Oak) 

0121 248 4850

VolunteerBirmingham@acorns.org.uk

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

Volunteer in a hospice kitchen

Take a look at our latest opportunities and apply to become an Acorns volunteer

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 welcome a year’s commitment but the time given within this year can be very flexible and we will work with you in terms of availability.

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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