Volunteer in our shops

Our shops raise over £1 million annually for people in our care. Become a shop volunteer and help us make a real difference. Gain skills and make friends when you volunteer in our shops.

volunteer at till with sale sign

Be a fundraising volunteer

Be a part of the buzz and volunteer with our fundraising team. From helping at our exciting events, to counting the cash at the end of the day, there are so many ways to get involved. 

Volunteer your skills

If you have skills and experience that you think we could benefit from, and would like to volunteer, then we would love to hear from you!

James Cook

Other ways to volunteer

Have time on your hands to help but not sure how you could help? 

See all of our current available roles and find a place that's right for you!

Volunteers really make a difference!

5 News visited the Hospice and saw for themselves what a huge difference our volunteers make to our organisation. 

Whether you volunteer in our shops, on our wards, or somewhere else, the time you give means we can do so much more for our patients than we would without the support of volunteers.

What volunteering can do for you...

Louise in the Brentwood store (cropped)

"Volunteering brought me love and friendship."

Despite having never been to a charity shop before, Louise found friendship and love when she began volunteering in our Brentwood shop.

Alan Kingsford 2 (cropped)

"I've got loads of ideas for my garden now!"

Alan was a keen amateur gardener when he began volunteering, but spending time with our head gardener has given him new skills and ideas for his home. 

Ella Vanderhook - Jack Petchey Award (cropped)


boosted my CV!"

Ella earned a Jack Petchey Award and a Duke of Edinburgh Gold award for her dedication to our patients when volunteering on our ward.

Harry - retail volunteer

"Volunteering helped me grow in confidence."

After losing his uncle to cancer, Harry became withdrawn. Volunteering helped him come out of his shell and develop the skills needed to attend college.

Volunteer with your organisation

Your company can help make a difference in all kinds of ways. Volunteering company time and skills is a great way to make a real difference in your local community. 

Find out more about corporate volunteering

Frequently asked questions

Hopefully these FAQ's will help you make your volunteering decision any easy one to make.

Who can be a volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer, you just need to be over the age of 16. Please send us an enquiry!

How much time should I volunteer for per week?

Any time you can give will make a meaningful difference to people that need hospice care - minutes, hours or days!

Where do I sign up?

Please fill out the volunteering form on this page and we'll be in touch with you soon.

Which volunteering roles are currently available?

Please take a look on the volunteering roles page. If you don't see a role that suits you, get in touch anyway, we may have the perfect role for you!

Is there training involved?

Role specific training is given to all of our wonderful volunteers, so that you are comfortable carrying out the role.

sarah maan junior doctor (cropped)

Work for us

For paid opportunities, visit our jobs page to see our current vacancies.