Volunteering is a rewarding way to spend your spare time, a great way to meet people and an opportunity to develop new skills.
We are a local charity and rely on the support of our community to ensure we can deliver all of our services free of charge to those who need them.
The starting point is to know the hospice values; Compassion, Accessibility, Respect, Excellence. If you feel you possess the qualities that underpin the hospice values then we would like to hear from you!
Training in your role
All volunteers receive an induction and undertake some mandatory training. You will then receive role-specific training to support you in your volunteering role.
Most roles require at least one commitment to a shift once a week which is usually for 3 to 4 hours. If you are unsure please speak to the team and we can see if we have any volunteering opportunities to suit your availability.
Volunteering roles available
We have a wide variety of roles available, both in the hospice building and in the community, including:
- Working in one of our 13 shops across the Borough
- Supporting patients on our Inpatient Unit, for example, by making them drinks
- Hospice In Your Home companionship service – regularly visiting a hospice patient in their own home
- Bereavement support
- Working with patients visiting our day service in the Oak Centre
- Supporting our fundraising team
- Working on the hospice reception
- Assisting with administration
- General maintenance work
- Driving our vans or assisting our drivers
- Helping in the kitchen
See the current list of volunteering roles available.
Apply to become a volunteer
When you decide you'd like to become a volunteer we’ll ask you to fill in an application form and attend an informal interview so you can find out a bit more about the role.
For certain roles we need to carry out a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before you can begin to volunteer with us and all roles will require reference checks.
Does your workplace or business offer time to volunteer for the hospice?
We can offer the opportunity to spend this time supporting in our shops, maintaining the hospice grounds or helping out at fundraising events. For further details please contact the HR & Volunteer team on 01942 firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on other ways that your workplace can help please see our Business Support section.