Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales

We are recruiting!

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!

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.




“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-limiting 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. 


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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