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Hospice volunteers needed



Current Opportunities

We have a dedicated team of over 230 generous volunteers helping our patients, their relatives and our staff in the hospice. Many more volunteers take an active role in our charity shops and in the wider community.

We currently have vacancies for the following volunteer roles:

Hospice Neighbours:

These volunteers visit patients in their own homes, offering a few hours of their time each week to act as a good neighbour would. They share interests, are a non judgemental listening ear, provide practical support that can make all the difference and enable carers to have a break.

Café Volunteers:

To work in our vibrant café in both the preparation area and server counter. These volunteers prepare and cook food, serve customers and operate the till.


These volunteers are responsible for the care and comfort of patients on their journeys to and from our day centre and/or outpatient appointments using either their own car or the hospice minibus.

Flower Arrangers:

These volunteers create and develop attractive flower arrangements within the hospice for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.


These volunteers are needed on an ad hoc basis to carry out general garden maintenance, pot plants at certain times of the year and keep the garden areas hydrated.


These volunteers are qualified chiropodists who help maintain good foot health for inpatients and those attending our day centre by providing chiropody services to improve their comfort and mobility.

Fundraising Administrators:

These volunteers help with a variety of tasks such as data cleansing, letter writing and helping our Events Manager.

Charity Shop Volunteers:

Please enquire either by telephone or in person to the shop in which you wish to work. A list of all our shops and their respective  contact details can be found on the Fundraising page.

Some examples of other roles currently undertaken by our volunteers are:

  • Drivers
  • Hospice Neighbours
  • Receptionists
  • Complementary Therapists
  • Café Helpers
  • Flower Arrangers
  • Gardeners
  • Chaplains
  • Various Administrators
  • Fundraisers
  • Charity Shop Helpers …. and many more!



We are holding an 

Open Volunteer Recruitment session on:


Thursday 29th June 2017

2:30pm to 4pm


St. Bede’s Conference Centre

London Road

North Cheam




for anyone who is interested in becoming a Volunteer at

St Raphael’s Hospice.

(St. Bede’s Conference Centre is located directly behind

St. Raphael’s Hospice and parking is available)


Please note that we require prospective volunteers to attend the full session

  Please let Ginny Toubal or Roisin Yin-Poole

 know if you would like further details or to attend the session on 0208 099 7777 Ext 4236/4133