Rays of Sunshine seeks volunteers to help brighten the lives of more seriously ill children and young people

Young woman wearing a yellow Rays of Sunshine t-shirt talks with a little girl at an arts and crafts table.Rays of Sunshine is delighted to have opened applications for passionate volunteers to help us support more seriously ill children and young people in the UK.  

We brightenthe lives of seriously ill young people by granting wishes and providing ongoing support in hospital and within the community, but we couldn’t do it without amazing volunteers.  

The charity marks its 21st anniversary this year and has a whole calendar of magical events planned to celebrate – with plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved! 

Opportunities are available across the charity, from helping with fundraising or events, to communications or wishes. However you contribute, you’ll be helping to create memories that last a lifetime – not just for seriously ill children and young adults, but for yourself too.  

There are many benefits to volunteering with an organisation like Rays of Sunshine. According to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 75% of volunteers report a boost to their mental health, and 89% feel they are making a difference.  

Odele Dsilva, student and Rays of Sunshine volunteer, says: “I first got in contact with Rays of Sunshine to see how volunteering could help me improve my workplace and interpersonal skills.  

“But I soon realised how much fun it is and how special the people are. It’s a great opportunity and I’d encourage anyone else to give it a go.” 

Dan Assor, CEO at Rays of Sunshine, says:We hope this call out for volunteers will inspire people to give some of their time towards helping us brighten the lives of more seriously ill children in the UK.  

“Volunteering with Rays of Sunshine means building meaningful connections and becoming part of a supportive community. Even a few hours of your time can make a world of difference.” 

To find out more about becoming a volunteer with Rays of Sunshine, head to https://raysofsunshine.org.uk/volunteer/  

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