Volunteering at James Hopkins Trust

Volunteers have played an important role by supporting the vital work we do at James Hopkins Trust ever since our inception in 1989. We are always keen to welcome new individuals with a variety of skills to join our already devoted team of Volunteers at James Hopkins Trust.

Whatever your role, you are playing a crucial part in supporting the services we provide for children and their families. Volunteering with us connects people, skills and good causes, ultimately providing the best care possible for each child who uses James Hopkins Trust.

Whatever time you can spare, by volunteering at James Hopkins Trust you can really make a difference!

What does being a volunteer involve?

If you have any free time to spare, whether it is a few hours a week or a few days in a year, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for like-minded, friendly and helpful people who enjoy using their skills to the benefit of others. There are many ways in which you may get involved.

James Hopkins Trust Volunteering
James Hopkins Trust Volunteering Fundraising

What might I be asked to help with?

There are a variety of ways in which you can help support us:

  • Helping with local bucket collections
  • Man a fundraising stall at one of our events or at one of the many community organised events that we attend
  • Exchanging and promoting collection tins
  • Garden maintenance and repairs
  • Organising our donated goods
  • Distribution of leaflets
  • Making things to sell at our events

How Do I Apply?

  1. Apply: Download our application form, complete and return to us.
  2. Orientation: Come and see us at Kites Corner to have a look around, meet the team and see first-hand what you’ll be helping to support.
  3. Start Volunteering: Once you’re ready, dive into volunteering and start making a difference in the lives of Life-limited and Life-threatened children and their families in Gloucestershire.

For more information, please contact Charlene Spackman, Community Fundraiser on 01452 612216 or 0790 2610037 or email fundraising@jameshopkinstrust.org.uk.


Meet some of our volunteers



I was first introduced to JHT by my daughter about 20 years ago when she was a volunteer. After I retired from the construction industry in 2018, I was asked if I could do some maintenance at Kites Corner. With some spare time on my hands, I agreed. I expected to...

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I am a volunteer at James Hopkins Trust. I retired last year (2022) and always said I would do some volunteering work once retired. In 2022 my daughter and son-in-law had a gorgeous baby boy, Louie who was born with complex medical needs. He was referred to James...

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My association with James Hopkins Trust goes back right to the very beginning in 1989. Steve (my husband) worked with Heather and Vance at Rank Xerox in the Forest of Dean. When James was born and needed respite care unfortunately there was nothing available. This...

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