What is the time commitment for volunteering? We understand that people have busy lifestyles, so we offer flexible volunteering opportunities which work around you. In the hospice, we ask for our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 6 months. The weekly commitment will vary depending on the role but on average it is no more than 3 hours per week. In our charity shops, there's no minimum commitment and we welcome young people who wish to do work experience or work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in our shops.