Give with Love

Our volunteers are an integral part of our charity and growth. From medical professionals offering their time, skills and knowledge to young students gaining experience and adding to their CV, whatever your skills set we have a wide range of volunteering opportunities for you. Use you time and skills to help us save children’s lives in some of the poorest countries in the world.

“One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.”


If you are enthusiastic and can give some of your time to our cause then we would like to hear from you. As a volunteer you will gain experience and build confidence working with a global charity. In addition, you will meet new people and will have fun while creating a positive impact to vulnerable children and their families in the developing world.

20 month old Alice from Liberia can now walk, play and dance after recovering from malnutrition with Unicef’s support.


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• medical and nursing volunteers
• retired persons
• students
• ambassadors
• administrators
• creative/marketing persons
• project managers
• public speakers

For further information on volunteering with Healing Little Hearts please email us on:

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Meet Dr Ram

Meet Dr Ramana Dhannapuneni who is Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool as well as Lead Cardiac Surgeon for Healing Little Hearts.

Our medical staff are the essence of our charity. Without them we are unable to carry out our objectives to save children’s lives across the developing world.

How did you become part of HLH?

I first became involved with HLH in 2009 through the consultant I was working with. Since 2012, I led about 16 camps to India and Tanzania and operated on over 175 children and became an integral part of HLH team.

What does HLH means to you?

HLH means a lot to me. It provides me with an excellent opportunity to save the lives of desperate children with congenital heart defects and serve the humanity as a highly skilled paediatric cardiac surgeon. I am proud of being a HLH volunteer and a member of HLH team.

What do you get from HLH and how does it impacts on your life?

HLH provides me with immense satisfaction and fulfilment in life. Words cannot describe the satis-faction I get by attending these camps and being able to help several children and their families. Though extremely busy involving heavy work these camps are thoroughly enjoyable.

It is a lot of work organising these camps, continuously supporting centres and finding new places but it is a well worthy cause. The camps gave me an excellent opportunity to make new and very valuable friends, professional networking, team building. Operating on children with advanced pathology, with inadequate facilities, in unfamiliar circumstances gave me an opportunity to innovate my surgical techniques and also to become a better surgeon.

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Meet Bups

Meet Bups Daya, a freelance graphic designer who volunteers his creative skills to our charity.

We empower our young volunteers to showcase their skills whilst bringing new ideas and contributing to our cause.

How did you become part of HLH?

It was mid-2016 where I woke up one morning with a strong feeling to work with a charity. I felt a need to want to give back but with love and something that would have longevity. Sure I could have given money to a charity but I had a sense of feeling to use my gifts or talents.

I sent the message out to the universe loud and clear, it’s always loud and clear when it comes from the heart. On that same day I was in a business meeting with Rajee, Marketing Consultant for Healing Little Hearts, who asked me if I would be interested in helping the charity. In all honesty, I wasn’t familiar with Healing Little Hearts up until this point and once I was told a little more about the charity I was soon on-board.

What do you get from HLH and how does it impacts on your life?

What does HLH means to you?

I would consider my role small in the grand scheme of things, but I am grateful that my creativity in design and illustration is able to help bring awareness to Healing Little Hearts. I am another piece to this wonderful puzzle and although I might not be one of the amazing doctors or nurses out in a camp saving lives, the fact that I can give a little back through my time in my own way is absolutely wonderful and a blessing to me.

This is a beautiful charity through and through with a massive group effort for such a wonderful cause. Healing Little Hearts comes with love and hope to give children with congenital heart defects a chance to live.

Birth is such a wonderful gift and should be cherished and allowed to blossom. Saving the lives of young ones gives them that opportunity, to live a wonderful life of possibilities.

The fact that this is a non-profit organisation means so much more too, those involved devote their skills, love and time to give back. I count myself extremely blessed and fortunate to live the life I do, it’s a wonder to see the small be given that chance too.

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Meet Catherine

Meet Catherine Howes, a PICU Nurse at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as a regular volunteer Nurse on our Camps.

Our volunteer nurses are a crucial part of our teams, encouraging, supporting and teaching the local nurses.

How did you become part of HLH?

I first became involved with Healing Little Hearts after a colleague at work suggested I may be interested in an upcoming trip to India. I definitely was, I went and I haven’t looked back – the trips are definitely addictive! I have been on a number of trips now to places in the world I would probably never seen, and definitely never worked in.

What does HLH means to you?

HLH has become a big and important part of my life. It is a privilege to be able to work alongside the children, families and staff on the trips. There is a big emphasis on education for local teams, but I feel I always learn so much more. It is pretty incredible to work within a team of people (many of whom have never met before) who have travelled many miles to carry on working and to know we have made a definite difference to a child’s life!

What do you get from HLH and how does it impacts on your life?

A child with a heart defect has no say into which continent, country or healthcare system they are born into, and the opportunity to be a part of a team who have without doubt changed the lives of these children is an amazing experience which has definitely changed my life too. My involvement with HLH is an extremely rewarding part of my career and life in general – I have made new friends, learnt new things and had a multitude of different experiences during the trips I have been a part of and always look forward to the next! Working with unfamiliar people in an unfamiliar place is challenging, but exciting and inspiring in equal measure. I am very proud of being part of HLH and every-thing that it is achieving.

Other ways of Giving

Your will need to provide your solicitor with the following:
Healing Little Hearts
HLH House, 21 Chestnut Drive
Stretton Hall, Oadby
Leicester LE2 4QX
Tel: 0116 271 1479
Registered Charity No. 1130194


For further information on leaving a gift in your Will for Healing Little Hearts please email us on: