Make a difference by volunteering in your local community
If you’d like to make a difference in your local community, you’ve come to the right place. At Rennie Grove Peace, we have a wide range of local community volunteering roles for you to choose from. And, however you choose to help, your contribution will make a big difference to local families facing life-limiting illness.Browse all volunteering opportunities
Choose from one-off, recurring, or ongoing volunteer roles in your community
Our community-based volunteering roles have varying time commitments to suit people in different circumstances. For example, you could volunteer as an event marshal at one of our annual challenge events. Maybe our Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, or the HERTS 10K? Alternatively, you might have some time every few months and be happy to help at a street collection near you. We always need volunteers to help us raise much-needed funds from local shoppers across the communities where we provide care.Fill in our volunteer enquiry form
Maybe you have specific skills you’d like to put to good use in your local community as a volunteer. For instance, DIY volunteers are in demand to keep our charity shops in tip-top condition. Or perhaps you’d like to learn or practise new skills, such as public speaking and networking to spread the word about what we do.
Whatever you’d like to do – we’ll probably have something that will suit. Read on to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities in your local community.
Rennie Grove Peace donation boxes in our local communities generate over £25,000 every year. Volunteers who collect, count, replace and bank donations help transform this loose change into specialist care for local patients and their families.
We’re currently seeking volunteer Community Donation Box Collectors in Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, Little Gaddesden and Berkhamsted.
Our Ambassadors are volunteers who enjoy speaking and presenting. They are happy to attend meetings or present speeches to groups of any size in the local community. For example, at WI, Lions, Rotary Club, Round Table or U3A meetings. Or to employees, schoolchildren, or simply over a cuppa with a group of friends. Use your networking skills and contacts too – and get out into your local community meeting people and going places.
If your time is limited, use what you do have to make a difference, while having a great time. Our events in your local community are great fun and very sociable. Participants are so grateful to our event volunteers, and you help make the event happen.
Handyperson volunteers help reduce the cost of employing professional trades companies by carrying out general maintenance, small repairs and snags in shops.
You may be helping with a range of DIY and maintenance tasks in shops such as:
- replacing overhead light tubes/bulbs
- changing a ceiling tile
- fixing a leaky sink
- building flat pack furniture
- putting up a shelf
- repairing damaged fixtures or fittings
- painting and decorating
- basic DIY and carpentry
- PAT testing of shop and donated equipment
If you’re experienced and competent with DIY, this could be your perfect volunteering opportunity.
"Volunteering at Rennie Grove Peace fundraising events is another great way to show your support. It’s not a huge commitment and you help the charity save money on hiring extra staff. I helped marshal during the Chilterns 3 Peaks, it was a wonderful day out, I had the opportunity to meet supporters, the views were fantastic, and the weather was lovely."
Reasons to volunteer
We asked all our volunteers what they get from volunteering with Rennie Grove. Here’s what they said…
- a sense of fun and fulfilment
- an opportunity to try something new
- a real sense of achievement
- meet new people
- share your skills and learn new ones
- improve your mental health and wellbeing
- gain work experience
- boost your confidence
- become more involved with your local community
- feel valued for your contribution
- help local families when they desperately need it