About us

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is based in Loughborough.  We provide family-centred short breaks, palliative and end of life care for children for children and young people from across the East Midlands. Our shops help to raise funds and increase awareness about Rainbows in the local Nottingham community.

About your role

Garden Volunteer - Rainbows Hospice is surrounded by gardens which are maintained by a team of around 20 volunteers. They need more people to join the team and get stuck in to whatever tasks need doing, whether it is weeding, planting bulbs or pruning existing plants!

Shop Volunteers – Rainbows Hospice have 6 different retail shops across the East Midlands, and they raise vital funds for the charity. They need volunteers to help make sure their shop windows look great, the products are correctly priced, and customers are welcomed to the store!


Rainbows would love volunteers to give 2-3 hours of their time each week. 

How to find us

Rainbows Hospice: 

Rainbows Hospice Shop: 


Application process

- Register your interest online - please specify whether you are interested in volunteering at the shop or hospice

- The Students' Union Volunteer Centre will send you an application form which can be filled out online.

- A staff member from the shop or hospice will be in touch to arrange an informal chat :) 

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