Volunteer in the community

With Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care's one-off and ongoing volunteering roles in your local community

Volunteer in the community

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."

Viv, Chilterns 3 Peaks volunteer

One-off volunteer roles include marshalling at the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

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

Hear from our volunteers

  • 12 April 2024 · With patients and families

    Raj and Gizella’s Story

    Raj has been a Compassionate Neighbour volunteer in Watford for Rennie Grove Peace since 2022, supporting Gizella.

  • 19 March 2024 · Volunteers | Young volunteer stories

    Shruthi’s Story

    "Being able to make a small difference to the experience of patients and their families at what may be a very difficult time is really rewarding."

  • Sara - Compassionate Neighbour volunteer

    18 October 2023 · Volunteers | With patients and families

    Sara’s story

    Sara has been a longstanding volunteer with Rennie Grove Peace, joining as part of our Compassionate Neigbours scheme and more recently, volunteering with our Supporting Hands service...