Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)


Volunteer Driver

Shooting Star Chase, your local children's hospice, supporting families and children in Surrey and London with a child or teenager with a life limiting conditions, is urgently seeking volunteer drivers to deliver and rotate stock between their charity shops and their distribution unit in Woking.  

Drivers will also collect donations from businesses.

Volunteers will be needed once a week for 4-8 hours of the day on either Monday, Thursday or Friday.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must have a full clean driving licence
  • Be physically fit to move stock and heavy donations
  • Good communication skills
  • Be reactive and flexible.

The hospice is next door to the Artington Park and Ride in Guildford and is therefore accessible by bus and there is ample free parking outside the hospice.

Please note all volunteer roles at our hospices require us to carry out a DBS check, this is a simple online procedure.

If you are interested please complete the short online application form and we will get in touch.

Mission Statement

Shooting Star Children's Hospices is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 10% of our income coming from government funding, we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.

We have volunteer opportunities at our hospices and at our shops.   Volunteers roles are very varied and include working in reception, kitchens, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.