Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales

Volunteer for Tŷ Hafan

At Tŷ Hafan, there are many ways you can support our life-changing services as a volunteer. From working in one of our shops, to tending our hospice’s gardens, to helping out on our hospice reception or at one off events. The choice is yours!

So, please discover more about volunteering for us. You don’t need any experience doing the role you’re interested in. And any time you can give is greatly appreciated.

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are unfortunately unable to support any overseas VISA sponsorships/applications at this time.


We have over 500 volunteers. Our aim is to make sure every one of them has a
rewarding and enjoyable experience with us.


We asked our volunteers how they rated their volunteering experience with us. Nearly 100% said it was good or excellent.


The generosity of our volunteers saves us over an estimated £330,000 every year. Funds we can use to improve many more lives.

“Volunteering provides you with absolutely amazing life experiences. For a start, it looks amazing on your CV, and if you are a bit shy, it will help to bring you out of your shell.

You build relationships – just one example, one old lady would come in to the shop and give me a sweet every Saturday, and that so touches me to this day, to think that she would think of me in this way." 

- Lyn Hull (Retail Volunteer, Ambassador, Events and Collection Box Volunteer)

Benefits of becoming a volunteer

The time and energy you give as a volunteer really does help to provide vital care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

On top of this, you can significantly benefit from your volunteering role in all these different ways:

  • Feel proud about helping to make a short life a full life.
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Develop new skills and work on existing ones
  • Improve your confidence, wellbeing and self-esteem.
  • Gain work experience to boost your job prospects. 

Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan


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About Tŷ Hafan

About us

Tŷ Hafan is a leading and much-loved charity that provides life-changing care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their families who live in Wales.

At our welcoming and vibrant hospice in Sully, and in communities and homes across the country, we do all we can to help families enjoy time together and create precious memories.

We’re also a safe and loving haven when a child is close to the end of their life, providing comfort and expert care in a family’s darkest hours and beyond.

Put simply, we are a vital lifeline to our families. Easing their worries. Giving them hope of a brighter future. And helping them enjoy life again.

What do we mean by life-shortening?

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

We have supported over 1100 children since we opened in 1999.. and demand continues to grow!

We believe every child with a life-shortening illness deserves a life full of happiness and meaningful moments.

Our vision

A Wales where every child with a life-shortening condition lives a fulfilling life, supported with the compassion and specialist care, they and their family need.

Our mission

We'll achieve our vision by providing free, specialist care and support to children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their families that meet their all-round needs.

We'll provide our life-changing services in our vibrant hospice, communities across Wales and in the homes of the families we support. 

We'll also push key decision makers to do more to ensure every child and young person with a life-shortening condition in Wales has a good quality of life.

To read more about our story, please click here: Our Story - Ty Hafan 

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

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