Need our care?
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.
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.
Above-average annual leave (27 days, rising to 29 days after five years)
Part-time work, job shares
Generous pension: up to 7% employer contributions
Continue your NHS pension – we are a direction agency
Paid sabbatical leave after 10 years
Discounts on eye care, cinema tickets, and local shops and restaurants
Cycle to work scheme – up to 39% savings on cycling equipment
Study leave and funding assistance
E-Learning system for all staff and volunteers
Inhouse café with home-cooked meals and free fresh fruit (we offer volunteers a free lunch)
If you’re interested in a Duke of Edinburgh or Work Experience Opportunity with Helen & Douglas House, please contact us at:
At Helen & Douglas House, you will find passionate people working together to help local families in need. If you're ready to explore your potential, this could be the place for you. This is a fantastic time to join the team, as we fundraise to make a difference to the lives of local families who rely on our care at their home, at the hospice or in hospital.Play me
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