Volunteer role: Events and fundraising volunteer - this is an ad-hoc role, you support at the events near you that suit your availability. Most events take place on weekends and bank holidays. 

Volunteer supervisor: Events Fundraiser / Regional Fundraisers

About Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice: 

Bluebell Wood offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, care in the community and end of life care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling, wellbeing and bereavement services.

You can find out more about how we help children and their families here.

About this role:

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to support with the running of our events and fundraising initiatives. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to meet new people and contribute to raising vital funds for the hospice.

Key tasks:

Below are outlined a range of roles. You might be interested in helping with some of these areas:

Logistics/Event Support:

  • Setting up and taking down gazebos
  • Unloading and loading event vehicles
  • Setting up event equipment – flags, banners, signage, tables
  • Other reactive event duties, e.g., emptying bins, replenishing stock – also described as a runner, working very closely with Event Manager.


  • Marshalling a point on an event route - using a radio, reporting first aid requests, providing general direction, encouragement
  • Bag drops
  • Directional/instruction marshals – ‘sign in this way’, ‘have you filled out your form?’
  • Supporting road crossings
  • Meet and greet marshals.

Car parking:

  • Working with a team to park cars efficiently and safely at events
  • Follow instructions of car parking manager/event manager/site manager
  • Taking car parking fee if applicable.


  • Operating a water/refreshment station at events to hand out drinks to participants
  • Operating a catering/refreshment stand to the public/participants (involves cash handling)
  • Following instruction and guidance on hygiene and safety

Stalls and Games:

  • Organising games and activities for children and families at events
  • Setting up games equipment or stations and operating these throughout event day (involves cash handling)
  • Assist in running other stalls –
    • Selling crafts or merchandise
    • Information stands
    • Registration stands – signing event participants in and out
    • Signing members of the public and event participants up to other events and campaigns
    • Handing out event materials (e.g., medals, wristbands etc.)

Bucket collections:

  • Represent Bluebell Wood at organised bucket collections
  • Bucket collect/hand out programmes at Events
  • Supermarket bag packing

Promotion and Awareness:

  • Leaflet drops – residential
  • Leaflet/Poster/Banner distribution

In aid of events:

  • Represent Bluebell Wood at an event organised by an external organisation who are raising funds.
  • This may involve supporting with their stall, raffle, being invited to speak about Bluebell Wood etc.

Please note: For volunteers aged 16-17 years old:

  • In line with the Code of Fundraising Practice, you will not be solely responsible for handling cash, as part of your volunteering role.
  • If volunteering as a marshal, you will only be asked to do so in pedestrianised areas involving no traffic management.

What we are looking for:

Volunteers who are

  • Availability: variable; some events we need support for a few hours, some for a full day; dependent on how much time you have
  • Friendly
  • Willing to be part of a team
  • Respectful of members of the public, staff and fellow volunteers

What we offer:

  • Training, where appropriate
  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team


Bluebell Wood volunteers are asked to:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Attend an induction and any routine training
  • Adhere to the charity’s policies and procedures
  • Be polite and respectful to everyone you meet whilst volunteering in this role
  • Co-operate and liaise with the team
  • Act in a professional manner at all times
  • Act as an ambassador for the Bluebell Wood charity

Bluebell Wood is committed to safe volunteer recruitment practices.

Download an application form