Demelza has an amazing team of nearly 1000 volunteers, helping across the organisation in a huge variety of tasks. From fundraising at our events, helping at our high street shops to providing support and skills for families in the community, there really is something for everyone. Have a look through our current opportunities to see what role would be a great fit for you.

What happens after applying?

A member of our team will contact you by phone or email within 10 working days of applying to proceed to the next step of your application. Although we cannot guarantee when you will be able to start volunteering, we will do our best to ensure you can start as soon as possible.

Cannot find the role you are looking for?

Occasionally, we may close applications for certain vacancies once we have reached full capacity. If you are looking for a specific role but it's not listed on our website, it's likely that we are not recruiting for that role at this moment in time. We regularly update our website, so please pop back to see our latest opportunities.

If you have any general questions about volunteering, please get in touch with us by emailing and we’ll be happy to help you.

Work Experience and Duke of Edinburgh Opportunities

We are able to support short term volunteering in our retail and fundraising departments this year. If you would like to find out more about these opportunities, click here, or apply directly at

Please note, because of limited spaces, your application is not confirmation of a place and a member of the volunteering team will be in touch further regarding your request.


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About Demelza

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with serious or terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy time together as family, for as long as they have. 

Our Vision: For life to be better for children and young people who have serious and terminal conditions; and for their parents, brothers and sisters, and those who love them, to receive support.

Our Mission: To provide specialist care and support to babies, children, young people and the whole family from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis, end of life and through bereavement. To influence the care and support provided by others.

Demelza is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment .

As part of any recruitment process, Demelza collects and processes personal data relating to applicants. Demelza is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

To view our Volunteer Recruitment Privacy Notice: click here


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