Hospice Volunteers


The Hospice was started by volunteers and they remain integral to us today by sharing their interests, skills and talents. They make a real difference in their local community. Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and is a great way to meet new people. Many of our volunteers say they get so much more out of volunteering than they ever expected.

Our volunteers give invaluable support in every area of our work . Whatever your age, background, motivation or experience, there is likely to be a volunteer role at our hospice suited to you. Please see our ‘be inspired’ and ‘ role description’ sections below for further information.

There are many roles you can help with from administration, reception, housekeeping, catering to supporting our client users or fundraising and counting up cash.  We are always looking for help and  are more than happy to assist you in finding an area you will enjoy volunteering in. You can give as little or as much time as will fit into your life. You can be patient focused or in the back room staff. See our role descriptions below.

Once we receive the completed paperwork we will aim to invite you in for an informal interview within four weeks of receipt.  On this site you will find the specific roles we are in urgent need for help with but we always need volunteers in every area of the hospice. There really is something for everyone so don’t be shy come and join our happy team and really make a difference to your local community.

If you would like to have a chat about volunteering, or want to come to a short taster session in any of our areas, to see if this is for you then please give our Volunteer Co-ordinator a call on 01268 524973, or you can email her on heidestone@stlukeshospice.co.uk 

Or simply download the recruitment forms from this site. (See below).

Thank you for your interest in the Hospice and we hope to see you soon when you  join our great Volunteer Team.

Volunteer recruitment pack

If you are interested in volunteering for these or any other volunteer positions please download, complete and send into us from links below the following 3 forms:- APPLICATION FORM, EXPERIENCE OF LOSS FORM, AND EQUAL OPPS FORM.

Download Be inspired

Download Volunteer application form

Download Experience of Loss Form

Download FAQs

Download Role Descriptions

Download Equal Opps Form

Lynn, Barbara and Gemma (Day Hospice volunteers). “We love coming here to volunteer we find it both rewarding and uplifting. We have a lot of fun and our role is to make the Day Hospice patients feel safe and well looked after”

Mick (Garden volunteer) “We have a great team and we work well together. I feel really pleased to receive nice comments about the garden and good suggestions come from patients, family members, and staff; we try to accommodate the suggestions we receive. The gardening Team meet up for meals and drinks, it has become a “club” for us, so we all gain as well as give.

Thandie (In-patient Unit volunteer).  ‘’I am studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography and German, and hope for a career in medicine.  I come from a family with a medical background; I chose to volunteer in the In-patient Unit as it suits the hours I have to offer and I will have some contact with patients whilst supporting and helping the nursing staff and auxiliaries”.

Aaron (In-patient Unit volunteer) “Knowing I’m able to help in any way to make the lives of others better is something I cherish.  I am considering a career in medicine so volunteering will help with my communication and the comfort of others.  I am enjoying volunteering in the In-patient Unit and have received full training in order to be able to carry out my role”.

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