Here at Hearts Together, we welcome young volunteers who are either undertaking their DofE award, who are needing work experience/placement hours through school, college, youth groups, and The Prince Trust, or individuals who are just looking to volunteer to learn new skills and gain valuable working experience. We can offer a wide range of Volunteer roles in Plymouth from Housekeeping and Guest Services, Data admin, Gardening, and Fundraising!

You will meet new people every day, work as part of a close-knit team and support the many patients, carers, and relatives who stay with us each week.  You will also get to enhance your CV  and learn skills, including increased confidence, teamwork, and people skills.

“Volunteering at Hearts Together was a very enjoyable experience and I felt that I made a difference by helping a lot of people feel comfortable, helping to reduce their stress, and creating a welcoming environment during a difficult time in their lives. I also gained a lot of skills during this time such as time management and admin skills”

-Lauren, DofE Volunteer: Guest Services

“Volunteering at Hearts Together has helped my confidence in the workplace, developing skills such as communication and teamwork. I enjoyed volunteering at Hearts Together Hospital Hotel in Plymouth as the staff are all really friendly and it's fun to come here each week.”

- Iwan, DofE Volunteer: Guest Services

"Volunteering at Hearts Together was great, it has helped me be  more confident speaking to customers and learning about teamwork. I enjoyed volunteering with the staff as they were helpful and are very understanding. I also liked volunteering at Hearts Together as it showed me what I may want to do in the future and what skills I already have"

- Biniam, Work Experience Volunteer: Guest Services


How can you get involved?

  • Join our Housekeeping / Guest Services Team:

    Our home-from-home accommodation in Plymouth sees around 10,000 patients, carers and relatives staying with us each year and we are open 365 days a year, this means there are a lot of beds to change! Tasks will vary from week to week however generally you will undertake basic cleaning and support duties alongside the Hearts Together Guest Services Team.

  • Fundraise!

    You can also complete your volunteering activity or physical activity by fundraising for us or completing a sponsored challenge such as a Plymouth 5K! We can assist you with planning and running a range of fundraising activities that will count towards the requirements of your volunteering section over a period of time. If as part of your volunteering section, you will need to think carefully about your ongoing fundraising campaign and end goal, with dedicated volunteering time to achieve this.

  • Help in the Garden:

    We are fortunate to have a large garden area, which those of you who are more green-fingered would be very welcome to help enhance and tend to. Our garden is highly valued by our guests, offering peace and tranquillity during what can be a very difficult time. You would be undertaking light garden maintenance, this could be weeding, edging, trimming, pruning, or cleaning up the leaves. This role is very limited and previous gardening experience would be beneficial. You could also tie this in with fundraising, helping to improve the garden space with a specific goal that you fundraise and implement!

  • Data Admin:

    From time to time, we do have set admin roles, social media projects, or other computer-based work. If this is of interest to you or you feel that you have a particular skill that could help our charity please do let us know.


What kind of person are we looking for?

  • A friendly person with a passion for connecting with others.
  • Someone with good communication and listening skills with a non-judgmental and empathetic approach
  • Someone who can work independently and as a part of a team.
  • A person who is hard-working, diligent, and takes care in what they do it
  • A reliable and trustworthy person


What is required from you?

  • To be reliable and conscientious in offering a regular commitment
  • You must be able to adhere to service guidelines and manage appropriate boundaries, including the need for confidentiality.
  • Willingness to attend Induction and undertake training appropriate to the role
  • A reference: We accept references from schoolteachers, sports coaches and other group leaders. If you are struggling to think of anyone to be a referee, please email [email protected] and we can support you with this.


We'd love to hear from you if you’d like to join us and Volunteer in Plymouth! To apply contact our Volunteer Manager at 01752 315900 or e-mail [email protected]  On your application or initial email, please let us know that you are a DofE participant and what level of the Award you are completing. Once you have applied our volunteer manager will be in touch to start your volunteer journey with us here at Hearts Together