Give a little, gain a lot - volunteer at ELHT&Me!

Volunteers form an integral part of the ELHT&Me team. Our volunteers raise significant funds, represent us at events and around the hospitals, support our office functions and raise the profile of ELHT&Me across the community.

By volunteering you time with us, we hope that you will have a rewarding and enjoyable experience as well as a chance to:

  • Feel a sense of accomplishment – helping ELHT&Me is a rewarding experience and always fun.
  • Increase your employability by developing new skills and gaining experience.
  • Find out more about the difference charitable giving makes.
  • A great opportunity to meet new people and become part of an extended community – one of the most enriching aspects of volunteer work.
  • Contribute to your community. Whether you have a lot of spare time or very little, all volunteers make an important contribution. It’s a great way to give something back!

Join our vibrant team - check out the roles:

Charity Hub Support

ELHT&Me’s charity hub is located at the main entrance of Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and open Monday – Friday 9 - 4:30 pm.

The hub is a space for supporters to have a relaxed brew and conversation, purchase gifts, merchandise and much more.

Volunteers in our hub assist by helping to set up, meeting and greeting customers and supporters, selling goods using our till system, help with stock rotation and pricing and contributing valuable ideas.

Events and Collections Volunteer

There’s opportunity represent and promote the charity’s work in the community, attending events and cheque presentations, manning stalls at community events and inspiring others to fundraise for ELHT&Me.

Volunteers are required on an ad hoc basis to assist with bucket collections, bag packs and manning stalls at community events. Collections can take place at supermarkets, comedy nights and sporting events whilst community events can include anything from fashion shows to summer fairs to local music festivals. We have something to suit everybody!

Charity Mascot Volunteer

One of the most fun volunteer roles with ELHT&Me is donning a wonderful costume and becoming Elmore the bear at fundraising activities. Elmore is responsible for entertaining, the occasional photo-call and spreading joy wherever he goes.

Elmore will be accompanied by a trained chaperone whose role is to escort characters and be the liaison between participant and character.

Administration Support

As an Administrative Assistant, you could be working anywhere – but what if you could put those skills to use in an environment that lets you do a bit of good?

Volunteering as an Administration Assistant in a small charity means you'll be working closely with a team of passionate and dedicated people who are working hard to make a difference.

Although you may only be asked to help a couple days a week, your support is invaluable because you'll be helping to keep the office fully stocked and fully functioning. Duties could be anything from booking meetings to dealing with public inquiries and data entry.

Collection Tin Distribution Volunteer

This is an exciting opportunity to develop relationships with your local shops, businesses, and other organisations in order to promote ELHT&Me and encourage fundraising through the use of collection tins in their establishment.

This role consists of leading the collection tin activity for ELHT&Me, placing tins in local cafes, shops etc. Every 2-3 months, you will collect the full tins and replace them with new ones, returning the funds to ELHT&Me. You also have the opportunity to support other varied community fundraising activity such as delivering posters to your local businesses and distributing leaflets.


If you're interested, or you'd like some more information, please contact the Fundraising Team:

Tel: 01254 732140

Additional information
All charity volunteer roles are required to seek Disclosure and Barring Services clearance (DBS). This check is designed to assist the Trust in making safe decisions around volunteer recruitment. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant becoming a volunteer; any applicant with a criminal record should inform volunteer services, who will risk assess each case on an individual basis. There will be no cost for this standard DBS check.

Please come and be part of an amazing charity supporting over half a million patients, 9,000 staff, volunteers and all of their families. Volunteering enquiries may be made by contacting Lynn Hackett, Volunteer Coordinator, telephone number: 01254 732500 or via email: