Volunteers are a critical part of the team at Saint Francis Hospice. People like you giving up their time to help us support those facing the end of their lives is not just appreciated, it’s a vital and inspiring part of what lets us operate.
From people who can spare a few hours to a few days a week, there's always some way for people to make a positive and worthwhile contribution to the hospice's mission.
How can you help? You can gain an idea of some of the volunteering roles we offer at Saint Francis Hospice below, but we have volunteers working all over the hospice, so do get in touch if nothing below suits your skills. You can ask any questions or state your interest using the form at the bottom of the page.
Volunteers form the backbone of our retail arm and our charity shops, which raise over £400,000 a year towards patient care. We are in need of volunteers to work in a variety of roles. Discover more about the roles in our charity shops, and how to get started.
At the hospice
Assist us with the gardening and maintenance of our award-winning grounds and help create a serene, beautiful environment.
Day therapy or inpatient unit
Help with daily practical tasks, transport patients or if you're a qualified hairdresser or beautician, provide treatments to our patients.
Are you a qualified complementary therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or counsellor? These are all services we provide to those under our care, so you may be able to join our team and make a difference.
Reception and clerical
Help handle our switchboard, greet visitors or help with IT and administrative work in our various departments.
There are plenty of ways you can get involved with the fundraising team. You can help at our events - see the calendar here - and we're also always keen to hear from those willing to volunteer for our street or supermarket collections. These are ad-hoc dates and will involve standing at pre-organised sites around the borough with hand held collection boxes or buckets and receiving donations from the public. We never expect a volunteer to do this on their own, so you will be paired up with a like minded helper!