Opportunities with Butterfly Children’s Hospices

We’re a global team of volunteers, staff and trustees who are dedicated to raising the profile of children’s palliative care in China.


From children’s nurses to volunteer fundraisers – we’re often on the look out for people to join the team. We’re currently looking for the following people:


We’re currently not recruiting for any positions at the moment. If we are recruiting, the positions will be listed below.

What’s it like to be a Butterfly volunteer?

They accepted me into their lives and home unconditionally and for that I’ll always be grateful.

AmyWhen I think of the Butterfly children, my heart swells, they have left an everlasting imprint in my heart and life. They accepted me into their lives and home unconditionally and for that I’ll always be grateful. Though the children will know more suffering than we will ever be able to comprehend the love, happiness and laughter that fills the home each day provides them with the secure and loving environment they so deserve. Though some days can be challenging the incredible children in our care inspire us through. To be entrusted with holding their hand and carrying them when the road gets rough, is the most precious gift a child can give and I will always treasure that. Amy, Volunteer Nurse.

No two days are ever the same!


Our Head Nurse, Katie

“My volunteer role in Butterfly Children’s Hospice (BCH) is head nurse and I have had the privilege to be involved with this organisation since May 2012.  No two days are ever the same in a Butterfly Home and due to the precious, unpredictable nature of this work, you always need to be prepared to expect the unexpected.  Some babies are only with us for a short time, days, hours or even minutes, and the only consolation is that these babies all mattered, they were all loved, given their own identity and will be remembered forever by those who cared for them.  Looking back on my journey working with BCH so far and thinking of all the children we have cared for is heartwarming.  Some children just needed that little bit of hope, a reason to survive, good quality medical care and are now beginning new journeys with their forever families.  For the children who have passed away, the knowledge they have died peacefully in a loving environment in nannies’ and nurses’ arms who adored them, instead of alone and in pain, makes the ‘harder’ moments and sleepless nights worth it.  As BCH expands, I look forward to continuing this role and be able to contribute to helping more, vulnerable children.” – Katie, Volunteer Head Nurse.

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