Help at Home Volunteer

The aim of EACH Help at Home volunteer service is to link a caring individual to a family to provide practical support in the family’s home. The service is needed because caring for a child with complex care needs or a serious illness can be physically and emotionally draining, taking a huge amount of time – which is more precious than anything to families.


Our Help at Home volunteers go into the homes of our families who need a little helping hand with daily chores such as cleaning, gardening or doing activities with siblings. Some volunteers provide regular support and visit a family for 2-3 hours a week whilst others help out once a month. Some families need help only occasionally with things like moving house or decorating a room or with a one-off job that would just never get done otherwise. The type of help needed will always vary depending on each family’s needs. Whatever your availability please do let us know if you are able to help, we would love to hear from you.   


Our volunteers should be non-judgemental, kind, reliable and helpful. Our volunteers just need time to give and practical skills to hand! Any or all of the following:

•        Cleaning, including vacuuming, dusting, washing & ironing

•        Gardening

•        Shopping, including collecting prescriptions

•        Cooking, such as preparing meals and snacks

•        Looking after pets, e.g. dog walking

•        Practical support for siblings, e.g. accompanying them to play activities, helping them with homework

•        Decorating or house moving

•        Other skills welcomed! 

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East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

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Volunteer Essex

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  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Young People


  • Cooking and Catering
  • Gardening
  • General Helping
  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
    this can not be guaranteed
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    We will help volunteers through the process
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    All expenses can be reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    We ask volunteers to attend 1:1 and group supervisions throughout their placement
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    2 days of training at one of our hospices
  • Volunteer induction
    Accompanied first meeting with family
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    Please ask for futher detail

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 02/07/2019 - 02/07/2020

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve



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