Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales


All Roles

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan and taking the first steps in helping us to make a short life, a full life.

Our current Volunteer Vacancies are outlined below. There is a huge range of ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, and it really doesn’t matter how much time you give. Every hour is precious and gratefully received.

Once you have found a role you like the sound of, you can apply by clicking the title of the general interest and then click the "fill in an application" button.

If you are interested in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan but the role you would like to do is not listed below, please get in touch with us at volunteering@tyhafan.org
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience. 


Overseas Applications

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so we are not able to support any overseas VISA applications.


Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan

Our Current Roles:

Retail Stockroom Volunteer - Adults

We would love to have you on our team!

This opportunity offers a variety of experiences from helping with stock, merchandising and other general activities.    

Whatever time or skills you have to donate, you can make a difference to the lives of life-limited children and their families in Wales, today. 


About the role:

This role will be based at your local Tŷ Hafan charity shop, working as part of a team of volunteers assisting the Shop Manager.  

Our shops are open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and we are entirely grateful for any time you are able to donate; whether that's 2 hours a week, a half day each week or multiple days per week.

Funds raised in our shops go directly towards caring for the entire family, from complimentary therapy treatments for children, to respite care for families, to sibling support activities & experiences. By volunteering, you directly help us to raise vital funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.


If you think you may be ready to join the Tŷ Hafan family and start making a meaningful impact on the lives of children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, please click here to view a full role description or here to fill in an application form.


Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so are unable to support any overseas VISA sponsorships/applications. 


Shop areas:

Aberdare (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Abergavenny (Monday-Saturday shifts available)

Aberystwyth (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Cwmbran (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Carmarthen (Monday-Sunday shifts available)

Cardigan (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Lampeter (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Llanelli (Shifts available Monday-Friday)

Neath (Monday-Friday shifts available)

Port Talbot (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-Sunday shifts available)

Porthcawl (Monday-Sunday shifts available)

Penarth (Monday-Sunday shifts available)

Talbot Green (Monday-Saturday shifts available)

Whitchurch (Monday-Saturday shifts available)


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not a legally binding one or an employment contract.

Till & Customer Service Volunteer - Adults

 

About the role:

This role will take place at your local Tŷ Hafan charity shop, working as part of a team of volunteers assisting the Shop Manager.  

Our shops are open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and we are entirely grateful for any time you are able to offer; whether that's 2 hours a week, a half day each week or multiple days per week. Please see below for specific shift availability for this shop.

Funds raised in our shops go directly towards caring for the entire family, from complimentary therapy treatments for children, to respite care for families, to sibling support activities & experiences. By volunteering, you directly help us to raise vital funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.


If you think you may be ready to join the Tŷ Hafan family and start making a meaningful impact on the lives of children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, please click here to view a full role description or here to fill in an application form.


Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so are unable to support any overseas VISA sponsorships/applications.


Shop areas:

Aberdare (Thursday PM shift available)
Aberystwyth (Thursday & Friday afternoon shift available)
Cwmbran (Shifts available Monday-Sunday)
Carmarthen (Monday-Sunday shifts available)
Cardigan (Shifts available Wednesday Morning)
Lampeter (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday shifts available)
Llanelli (Shifts available Monday-Saturday)
Neath (Monday-Friday shifts available)
Port Talbot (Monday-Sunday shifts available)
Porthcawl (Monday-Sunday shifts available)
Penarth (Shifts available for Stockroom Volunteers only)
Talbot Green (Monday-Saturday shifts available)
Whitchurch (Monday-Saturday shifts available)


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not a legally binding one or an employment contract.

Volunteer Retail Assistant - Under 18

Are you over the age of 16 and would love the opportunity to volunteer in your local community?

This role offers a variety of different experiences, including learning how to merchandise and price items, interacting with individuals from all different backgrounds, and opportunities for work experience/skills growth.

We would love to have you on our team!

This opportunity offers a variety of experiences from helping with stock, merchandising and other general activities.    

Whatever time or skills you have to donate, you can make a difference to the lives of life-limited children and their families in Wales, today. 


About the role:

This role will be based at your local Tŷ Hafan charity shop, working as part of a team of volunteers assisting the Shop Manager.  

Our shops are open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and we are entirely grateful for any time you are able to donate; whether that's 2 hours a week, a half day each week or multiple days per week.

Funds raised in our shops go directly towards caring for the entire family, from complimentary therapy treatments for children, to respite care for families, to sibling support activities & experiences. By volunteering, you directly help us to raise vital funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.


If you think you may be ready to join the Tŷ Hafan family and start making a meaningful impact on the lives of children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, please click here to view a full role description or here to fill in an application form.


Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so are unable to support any overseas VISA sponsorships/applications. 


Shop areas:

Aberdare (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Aberystwyth (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Cwmbran (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Carmarthen (Monday-Sunday shifts available)

Cardigan (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Lampeter (Shifts available only for Till Volunteers)

Llanelli (Shifts available Monday-Friday)

Neath (Monday-Friday shifts available)

Port Talbot (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-Sunday shifts available)

Porthcawl (Monday-Sunday shifts available)

Penarth (Monday-Sunday shifts available)

Talbot Green (Monday-Saturday shifts available)

Whitchurch (Monday-Saturday shifts available)

Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

Hospice Maintenance Volunteer

Maintenance Volunteers provide vital assistance, helping us to maintain our Hospice and Head Office buildings and surrounding grounds, internally and externally, for the benefit of the children and families who utilize our services.

Whatever time or skills you have to donate, you can make a difference to the lives of life-limited children and their families in Wales, today. 


• Minimum age requirement: 18

• Location: Ty Hafan, Hayes Road, Sully, Penarth, CF64 5XX

• Hours: Flexible (min 4 per week, Mon-Fri)


The purpose of this role

This role will be based at Tŷ Hafan’s Children's Hospice in Sully, assisting the facilities team with maintenance related tasks. 


What activities will you be involved in?

*Certain tasks will suit volunteers’ likes, dislikes and strengths and this will be taken into account when allocating tasks.

• Internal and external painting

• Clearing footpaths

• Minor cosmetic repairs

• Water fountain maintenance

• Cobweb and rubbish removal

• Assisting our team of volunteer gardeners with tasks such as pruning and weeding

• Supporting any other general D.I.Y and maintenance tasks

All tasks will be issued under instruction from the facilities department and full support is povided.


What skills will I need?

Attention to detail

Ability to work as part of a team and independently

Ability to work safely and to not endanger yourself or others and maintain a safe working environment

Interest or experience (professional or hobby) in DIY/maintenance related tasks


Information on training provided

• Full induction provided by our volunteering and facilities departments

• Health and safety training

• Support and guidance from the facilities team

• Regular volunteer meetings


Benefit of volunteering

• Become part of the Tŷ Hafan team and family

• Meet new people and make new friend

• Personal satisfaction of giving back to the community

• Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience or share yours to benefit Tŷ Hafans goal

• Have fun!


How to apply

Please click here to fill in an application form.

You will be asked to provide details of two referees and an Enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

Volunteer Admin / Receptionist (Head Office)

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We would love to have you on our team!

We are looking for friendly and experienced volunteers to assist our friendly facilities department, covering our Head Office reception as well as helping out with ad-hoc admin tasks and projects.


 

Over 18's only for insurance reasons

Flexible schedule - at least one morning or afternoon per week (Mon-Fri)


 

About the role:

This role will take place at our Head Office based in Sully, Penarth. 

You’ll support our facilities team across a wide range of activities, including administration tasks and reception cover. This opportunity would suit someone who is looking to gain valuable office-based experience or someone who has office-based experience and is willing to provide their time to support our charity.


 

What activities will you be involved in?

• Scanning & filing documents

• Reception cover

• Monitoring e-mails and answering calls, being a first point of contact for visitors

• Any other appropriate ad-hoc administration tasks


What type of person are we looking for?

• Flexible with a willingness to learn

• Enthusiastic and engaged team member

• Good communication skills, well organised

• Good accuracy and attention to detail

• Previous reception experience desirable but not mandatory


 

Information on training provided:

You will be fully briefed by the Tŷ Hafan team and continuous support will be available. We also offer data protection and Safeguarding training.


Benefits of Volunteering:

Become part of the Tŷ Hafan team and family

Meet new people and make new friend

Personal satisfaction of giving back to the community

Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience or share yours to benefit Tŷ Hafan’s goal

Professional reference if required after 3 months

Most importantly - have fun!


How to apply:

Please click here to fill in an application form.

You will be asked to provide details of two referees and a Basic DBS check will be required for this role.


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

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