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

Latest volunteering opportunities

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! 

Check out our latest volunteering opportunities below... 

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.

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! 

Current Office Volunteer Opportunities

We do not currently have any office volunteer opportunities available. Any new opportunities will be listed here as they become available, so please do check back.

Willow events: On the Day

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

  • Sunday 22nd April 2018: London Marathon - Cheering teams in two locations along the route / helping at the finish line and recovery centre
  • Saturday 26th-27th May 2018: LeeStock (Sudbury, Suffolk) - Event support
  • Sunday 15th July 2018: Folk by the Oak (Hatfield House) - Manning the Willow stall / helping with a bucket collection / selling raffle tickets
  • Sunday 6 October 2018: Willow 10K (Hatfield House) - We need marshalls on the 10K course, people to man the water stations and to help at the finish line

Please contact us for the full list of current volunteer opportunities

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. 

Collection tin coordinator: We are in desperate need of collection tin coordinators to help us raise funds and awareness for Willow across the UK. You will be responsible for distribute collection tins in and around your local area, monitoring them, counting and banking funds raised and keeping in touch with fundraising team with regular updates. 

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.

We have lots of exciting 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, too. 

To find out more about joining Team Willow as a volunteer please contact Chris West or call 01707 259777. Thank you.

Email Chris