Our Childrens Hospice, Iris House, is a vibrant charity committed to enriching the quality of life for Special Needs children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and providing support for their families.

We are based in Cape Town’s Northern suburbs where we provide quality care in our children’s homes.

Our mission is to provide holistic, loving, professional, free community and Hospice based respite, overnight and  end of life care for special needs children with life threatening illness and or life limiting conditions in the Western Cape. We also provide holistic support for their families.  We train our care team to a high standard and continually strive to train parents on ways to improve their child’s quality of life.  We promote the concept that every life is a gift and valuable, that children belong at home in a loving, supported environment NOT institutions.

How much time should a volunteer expect to give?

It is usual for our volunteers to give between 2 – 4 hours of their time each week, working on a rotation basis. We also welcome volunteers on an ad-hoc basis and can call on them as and when needed. Volunteers need to be reliable and committed to their role. This ensures that service provision is maintained to the highest level.

When can you volunteer?

You can volunteer during the week or at weekends either in the day or the evening.  If you are unable to make a regular commitment don’t worry, we are grateful for anytime you can give. Perhaps you could help at some of our fundraising events.

From $ 975

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