Together we will make a difference!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Hospice. Whilst we are still recruiting to some roles during the current COVID-19 pandemic, others are ‘on hold’.
Also, some departments are operating their service in a different way, which may have an impact on the current volunteering role. As this is a constantly changing situation, please let us know your interest, using our online submission form - on the Volunteering page - and we'll contact you. Or send us an email to
Please note that Retail Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Hospice worker on advice line

The Saint Francis Hospice retail team is looking for an internet savvy ecommerce volunteer to support in the sale of donated goods on the Hospice's online platforms including ebay and others.

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We are looking for volunteers to help with assisting our office teams with a variety of administrative tasks, supporting the day to day running of departments and retail.  
Julie Dods
Our Family Support Bereavement Service provides counselling service to individual who have experienced a bereavement. This includes counselling in the hospice aswell as home visits.
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Are you qualified in complementary therapy? We are looking for volunteers to work within our Complementary Therapy team, providing a range of services to patients and carers. 
Domestic Team - new uniform
Our Domestic team work in close proximity with patients, relatives and visitors, while remaining sensitive. The Hospice wouldn't be able to run without our Domestic team ensuring cleanliness around all areas.    
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We are looking for volunteers to help us with our fundraising events. Whether you look good in orange, enjoy being part of a great team or are looking to boost your CV - why not join us and support your local charity?  
Our gardeners
Our Hospice grounds have won various awards over the years, however this would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers. If you love to prune, pick and sweep then this role would be a perfect for those looking to help their local hospice.   
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We need a volunteer to support the lottery team, providing an efficient and accurate administrative support that enables the team to deliver first class customer care to lottery members.

Sylvia Lottery winner

As the Lottery Winner Liaison volunteer, you will be the principal contact with weekly Lottery winners, liaising with winners to obtain photos and stories.

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Our Estates team need volunteers who can help and support with the maintenance of our Hospice and grounds. We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are able to provide maintenance tasks around the Hospice, assisting various departments.   
We are in need of volunteers for our online retail department to list, scan and pack items which have been sent through to our head office for online sale. If you enjoy watching items on eBay or the thrill of sales, why not join our team and raise vital funds for your local Hospice?   
We need individuals to help with the department's telephone support service and, if able to, help with our support groups and/or friendship clubs organised by OrangeLine.   
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Do you have a creative flair? Join us as a volunteer photographer to support and capture images which will be featured on various marketing materials. 
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All of our 16 retail stores are busy, bustling and rewarding places to volunteer. You will be busy with the excitement of rummaging through new donations, greeting customers or getting creative with window dressing, merchandising and using the till.
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Our receptionists are the first people that families see when coming to visit loved ones - they are a vital part of the care that we provide and are a main point of call to families looking for more information.  

As a part of the special events committee you will be representing Saint Francis Hospice and supporting our fundraising efforts by organising and delivering an agreed number of ‘special events’ throughout the year. The special events committee will provide support to the event staff and complete and array of tasks in the organisation of the events and on the event day.

Steve Davis

As a telephone fundraising volunteer, you will be helping supporting the Fundraising team in its communications via telephone with both potential and current supporters.