Skip to the main content

About the organisation

Chain of Hope

Chain of Hope runs a global referral programme to help provide treatment to children with heart disease who would otherwise not survive. Chain of Hope partners with world class hospitals and institutions to fund and provide treatment for these children who are desperately in need.

These cases are mostly emergencies which are referred to us by local physicians, who send the child’s medical information to our Medical Board. If the Medical Board believe that Chain of Hope can help, then arrangements are made to fly the child to one of our partner hospitals for treatment.

We also support the child and their family after their operation relying on wonderful Host Families who care for a child in their home for up to a month.

Application deadline: 
Friday, 22 November 2019

This November we are holding our 17th Gala Ball. The event has grown considerably and we now welcome 600 guests to Old Billingsgate in the City of London. Last year’s event, featuring an explosive performance from Akon, raised over £2 million for our work! We hope to continue our success this year with the help of our incredible partners. The Ball consists of a champagne reception, 3 course dinner, live and silent auctions and celebrity performances.

Volunteering at the Chain of Hope Gala Ball will give you a valuable insight into private events and fundraising. We strongly value our volunteers as without their support, the Chain of Hope Gala Ball would not have the success it has had to date.

Role Aim: 



Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

helping set up

registering guests on arrival

showing guests to their seats

being a table host to help guests with any questions on the night

assist with bidding and taking bid details and payment information

All roles will be allocated prior to the night and discussed in detail at the pre-event briefing.

Skills needed: 




Old Billingsgate, City of London EC3R 6DX
Time commitment: 
Opening times: 

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here