Volunteering opportunities

"It’s amazing just what people do to help make Special Days a reality. I love being part of the team."

Chenai, Willow Volunteer

We rely on our army of volunteers to make sure our events run smoothly, motivate our challengers, and help Willow be the best it can be. We really couldn't do it without you! 

We currently have lots of different opportunites to volunteer at Willow HQ. Could you spare some time? We'd love for you to join us. 

Corporate Fundraising volunteer

We are looking for a confident and motivated volunteer to join our busy Charitable Giving team. This role will support our Major Partnerships Manager who works with Willow’s corporate partners. This role predominantly involves desk research, identifying new opportunities for Willow. Your research support will enable Willow to continue supporting seriously ill young adults across the UK at a time when it is needed most.

Read the role description and how to apply here.

Fundraising researcher volunteer

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join our busy Charitable Giving team. You will help us research potential trusts and foundations that Willow may apply to for funding. This is a great opportunity to work in and learn about fundraising, gaining new skills along the way.  Your research support will enable Willow to continue supporting seriously ill young adults across the UK at a time when it is needed most.

Read the role description and how to apply here.

Finance team volunteer

This is a great opportunity to for an enthusiastic volunteer to join our small, but busy finance team in Welwyn Garden City. We are looking for someone who can commit to supporting the team on a regular, ongoing basis. You will be assisting the team with varied tasks, helping us to ensure all things at Willow HQ run smoothly. Your support will enable Willow to continue supporting seriously ill young adults across the UK at a time when it is needed most.

Read the role description and how to apply here. 

Graphic design support

We are looking for a dedicated volunteer to assist the team with the design and production of eye-catching online and offline marketing, and other printed materials to promote the work of Willow; including projects, campaigns, recruitment, fundraising and more.

Read the role description and how to apply here. 

Admin assistant (Special Days team) 

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with good administration and IT skills. You will be a vital support for the Special Days team, who work directly with our beneficiaries to provide over 1,000 Special Days each year.

Read the role description and how to apply here. 

Translator (Special Days team)

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with foreign language skills who can offer ad hoc translation support. You will be a vital support for the Special Days team, who occasionally will need documents translated for beneficiaries who do not speak English as their first language.

Read the role description and how to apply here.

Special Day Maker Assistant 

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with good communication, administration and IT skills. You will be a vital support for the Special Days team, who work directly with our beneficiaries to provide over 1,000 Special Days each year.

Read the role description and how to apply here. 

Become a Media Volunteer

Would you like to help raise awareness of Willow by sharing your Special Day story in the media?

By sharing your story about the positive impact your Special Day has had on you and your loved ones, you will help us to reach others in a similar situation, so that they too can have a Special Day.

For more details and how to apply, please click here.

Volunteer for Willow

We also have lots of opportunities to volunteer in our shops, at our events and in your local area. Whatever you choose, you'll be part of the team making more Special Days possible.

Our charity shops

Could you give your time and volunteer at our shops in Welwyn Garden City, Barnet, Hatfield, Stevenage or Hemel Hempstead?

From sorting donations, to serving customers, if you could spare a few hours we'd love to have you on the team. 

Please telephone 01707 259777 or email Cheryl, our area retail manager, on volunteering@willowfoundation.org.uk to find out more.

Right now we're also looking for a volunteer retail assistant at our brand new shop in Letchworth Garden City. Find out more and apply today. 

We're also always in need of stock donations so please do encourage friends, family and colleagues to have a clear out. We have van collection available if you're not able to visit us in store or you simply have too much to bring yourself! 

Willow events

We need cheerleaders, traffic marshals, race course marshals, raffle ticket sellers, bucket collectors and more! There are lots of ways to get involved and support Team Willow, including...

Sunday 6th October 2019, Willow 10K (Hatfield)

Willow’s 10K event at Hatfield House is a great race for beginners and experienced runners alike, which now includes 5K and Junior 1K route. This event attracts over 700 runners every year who can expect a safe and enjoyable event thanks to our volunteers. We need a team of volunteers to be marshals along the course, to give out water, to present medals to finishers and spread Willow cheer. 

Free to come along and join the fun? Let us know! 
volunteer@willowfoundation.org.uk
01707 259 777

December 2019 date tbc, Arsenal Bucket Collection (Emirates Stadium)

Join Team Willow on Arsenal’s charity match day in December where Willow are invited to hold a bucket collection. Put on your festive outfit or Willow tee and join us at the Emirates stadium where we can collect pre match donations. Last year our amazing team collected £1,800! This is always a really fun day, where you can spread Christmas joy all whilst raising money for Special Days.

Interested in finding out more? Let us know!
volunteer@willowfoundation.org.uk
01707 259 777 

Volunteering in your area

Volunteering from home: Spread the word: Tell people in your community about Willow, share our messages on social media, or even arrange your own talk to local groups!

Become a Willow Champion: We need more charity champions across the UK and you could help! You'll deliver talks to local schools, groups and businesses in your community and spread the Willow word. You'll be helping us promote Willow in local press, raise awareness and fundraise for more Special Days. 

Take Time for Tea promoter
Are you a fan of tea and cake? So are we! 
Why we need you… Willow is relaunching our Take Time for Tea (TTFT) campaign. TTFT is a fundraising campaign where we encourage people to host their own tea parties, invite their friends and enjoy a slice of cake, all whilst raising money for Willow. We need enthusiastic individuals to play a vital role in promoting this campaign. 

Read the role description and how to apply here.

Collection tin coordinator
Why we need you… Willow are looking for collection tin coordinators to help us raise funds and awareness for Willow across the UK. You will be responsible for distributing collection tins in and around your local area, collecting the (hopefully full!) tins and banking the funds raised, keeping in touch with the Willow team with regular updates.

Read the role description and how to apply here.

 

Willow also has lots of exciting special events throughout the year, including The London Football Awards and the Willow Senior Golf Classic. We always need volunteers to help with set-up during the day as well making sure the evening runs smoothly. 

To find out more about joining Team Willow as a volunteer please email us or call 01707 259777. Thank you.

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