Shooting Star Children's Hospices (Guildford)


Gardening Assistant, Christopher's Guildford

Shooting Star Children's Hospices are looking for volunteer gardeners to help at Christopher's hospice in Guildford on a Wednesday morning.  The gardens surround the hospice and we need extra help to ensure they are well cared for and maintained so the children, young people and their families can enjoy them. Tasks will vary according to the season and include weeding, planting, deadheading and pruning.  Tending flower tubs and flower beds.  Keeping car park area weeded, watered and tidied.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A knowledge of gardening and plants is an advantage.
  • Basic gardening skills
  • Ability to help as part of a team
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Volunteers must be over 18 years of age

Gardening volunteers would need to be available on a Wednesday morning from 9.30am.

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

All volunteer roles at our hospices require us to carry out a DBS check, this is a simple online procedure.  Training and an induction will be given.

If you are interested contact volunteers@shootingstar.org.uk

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 emergency respite care, symptom management and end-of-life care at Christopher's hospice in Guildford and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family at Shooting Star House in Hampton,

It costs £8 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 helping on reception, in the kitchen, housekeeping, gardening, pool watching, admin, fundraising, shops and at our events.