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We provide hospice care for babies and children in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties

We're here for local terminally ill children. Our staff and volunteers make that happen.

Do you enjoy making a real difference? Join a friendly team of people at the heart of your community and support a good cause at the same time. Whatever your role, whether you are a nurse, shop manager or volunteer, you will be an important part of a team that makes a huge difference to the lives of others.

Helen & Douglas House has been caring for local terminally ill children and their families since 1982. Situated in beautiful wooded grounds, yet right in the heart of lively East Oxford, we support families from surrounding counties. We help children and their families at our hospice, at home and in hospital with respite stays, pain relief, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Working and volunteering for us, it's not only a chance to do something great, it's also an opportunity to feel valued and inspired by our cause.

Enjoy brilliant benefits from day one! Find out more about our employment and volunteering package

Recognising and rewarding our team matters to us as it’s you who makes the difference. That is why our benefits are designed with our employees and volunteers in mind. We offer a range of benefits to help you maintain a great work-life balance, take care of your health or plan for retirement.

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See what our volunteers say about working for Helen & Douglas House

What makes Helen & Douglas House such a great place to work and volunteer?

Helle, our arts and crafts volunteer, said: ‘Being part of the Helen & Douglas House family has enriched me in ways I could not have imagined. The best thing about volunteering for Helen & Douglas House is the enthusiasm of the staff and other volunteers – they are marvellous people.’

Hear from our passionate volunteers and find out what it’s like to work for Helen & Douglas House.

We simply couldn't achieve our mission without the support of 707 volunteers, who all work incredibly hard to help us support terminally ill children and their families. Whatever your skills and interests, there’s a volunteer role waiting for you in our hospice, at our shops or our fundraising events

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Making a difference for 30+ years

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It costs £3.6 million a year to run our hospice

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Providing 24 hour care, seven days a week

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Almost all the money we need comes from voluntary donations

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Caring for local patients and their families