Working as a hospice volunteer is emotionally rewarding, helping a local charity to deliver free care to those who are coming to the end of their lives.

Volunteers play a massive part in Wigan & Leigh Hospice's success. Around 800 people give us some of their time, helping out with many aspects of running the hospice.

We benefit from around 100,000 'donated hours' every year - it really does help us a lot. The financial benefit of this is very real - it's like a saving of over £700,000 in our annual running costs. 

How people help 

There are lots of volunteer roles in the hospice. For example, all of our hospice charity shops are fully staffed by hard-working, dedicated volunteers. People also help us with:

  • Bereavement support
  • Fundraising
  • Help in the day hospice
  • Reception duties
  • Shops (including eBay)
  • Support services (maintenance, gardens and drivers)
  • Ward duties

Everyone can help 

Most of our volunteering roles don't require specialist skills - though sometimes a little training or orientation is required, and will be provided. (Though if you do have specialist skills and want to apply those, please let us know.) 

Get in touch

If you'd like to do some voluntary work for the hospice, please complete our volunteer enquiry form.

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