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, you can start your volunteering from as little as one hour per week.