Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales


We are recruiting!

Tŷ Hafan needs your help now, more than ever.

Tŷ Hafan has around 500 volunteers who carry out a huge range of activities, from supporting the hospice’s care services, hospice gardens, volunteering in shops, at events, in our head office, becoming part of our corporate or fundraising teams, distributing and servicing collection boxes and in our lottery and handcrafted departments.

Some volunteers just give a few hours of their time on a one off basis, whilst others commit themselves to months and years of support.

It's really easy to apply! Just find the role which appeals to you, fill in an online application form and we will take it from there.

If you have any questions around how we are keeping our volunteers safe in our shops during COVID-19 or would like more information before applying, please feel free to email volunteering@tyhafan.org

I’ve submitted my application, now what?

A member of our team will contact you by phone or email within 5 working days of applying to proceed to the next step of your application. Once we have collected both of your references & DBS check (if required), we will pass your details on to the relevant department who will be in contact ASAP to invite you to an informal chat.

The role I want isn’t listed

We will close applications for some vacancies once we have reached the maximum number of volunteers required for the role. If you are looking for a specific role which is not listed on our website, it's likely that we are not recruiting for that role at this time.

Please note that care and play based opportunities at the hospice are currently on pause due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We will update our opportunities page as soon as these roles reopen.

If you are feeling isolated or alone please visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/ where there are fantastic tips to help you through this difficult time.

About Tŷ Hafan

About us

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to life-limited children and support for their families, throughout Wales.

If you think this means we simply provide a place where children can come to die, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

We offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together.

We allow parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries. And we make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten.

What do we mean by life-limited?

We use the term life-limited to describe a child not expected to live beyond 18 years of age.

We have supported over 850 children since we opened in 1999.


Our vision

A Wales where all children who may die in childhood live a fulfilling family life.

Our mission

To offer a high standard of free care to children in Wales who may die in childhood in order to enrich their quality of life, and support to their families during life, at end of life and through bereavement.

Our values

Caring, Collaborative and Professional.


Every year Tŷ Hafan has to raise £4.5 million to provide its free services to families in Wales.

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