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Volunteers from Hall and Woodhouse

Volunteers play a vital role in our society, in all types of settings. The children’s palliative care sector is no exception. Children, families and services alike benefit from time freely given by thousands of volunteers each week, complementing the work of paid professionals and increasing the scope and reach of the work that essential services are able to offer.

  • 125,000

    the number volunteers are involved in children's palliative care

  • £112 million+

    the equivalent cost of these fabulous volunteers

A huge number of services have indicated that without the contribution of their volunteers their organisations would have to close.

I have been lucky enough to be matched with a Noah’s Ark family as a Home Support Volunteer – helping a sibling with homework. I go for one hour every Saturday afternoon and listen to the sibling read, help with spelling, and we have fun doing all sorts of topic work the school has set – we particularly enjoyed counting all the different bugs in the garden – I'm pleased to be able to help the family in this very small way; I find it hugely rewarding and brilliant way to spend a Saturday afternoon!